“Accessible” Wedding Plans: Wheelchairs and All

Ryan and DessaThis week, my partner, Ryan, and I are celebrating our first wedding anniversary. Our first wedding anniversary takes me back to the thrills and challenges of planning not only a wedding but an “accessible” wedding.

After a year, I am happy to report that:

a) I love being married and

b) I’m glad I never have to go through the process of planning a wedding again!

As with all big projects, planning our wedding was quite the learning experience.

I had the great fortune of having a very helpful groom. Ryan was an eager co-planner, selecting the venue, caterer and (local) beer and wine selection.

However, some things needed to be my decision … not only as a bride, but as a bride who has a physical disability.

I’m what you call a “Little Person” who is 3’6” and has difficulty walking as I don’t have thighs or knees.

So I knew I would be switching up a few things in the name of accessibility.

Because of this challenge, the three things that required ingenuity were the dress, coming down the aisle, and the first dance.

With some creativity, the help of others, and a bit of luck (in that order), we pulled these things off seamlessly.

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