TIPS FOR A DEAF WEDDING

I found some articles through Google, so I used some tips to help Deafies and hearies out!

BSL INTERPRETERS
Without BSL interpreters, Deafies won't enjoy at all apart from great food or free goodies. Interpreters have to be confident, thoughtful and friendly.. you wouldn't bring a smelly, ungrateful interpreter eh.


WAVING NOT CLAPPING!
Deaf people (except hard of hearing) can't hear clapping, so waving!


SLIDESHOW OR FILM
It keeps Deaf people entertained! As for Deaf culture, story-telling is good for them!


LOUD MUSIC
Yes most Deaf people love to dance and listen music! Bass is a must! Check the music wedding blog - We Plan, You Play if you are stuck for music ideas!


PROPER LIGHTING
Of course, dim light would be perfect but can be difficult for Deaf people, natural lighting through the big windows would be nice! Unfortunately there are not enough lamp-posts at wedding receptions.. 


WRITE TO COMMUNICATE
One way for hearing & deaf guest to communicate without using an interpreter is to use a small notepad & write back and forth. Why not mobile too?


DEAF VENDORS
Deaf photographers (like me!) there are many Deaf stylists, Deaf make-up artists, Deaf chefs....


Ashton Jean-Pierre