Emily Monus


Emily Monus is an event planner based out of New York City who specializes in LGBTQIA+ and vegan events. She is a founding member of the Queer Wedding Collective, which seeks to disrupt the heteronormative wedding industry, providing community and support to queer people navigating the wedding planning process. Some of her clients include Woodstock Farm Sanctuary and Trans Voices Cabaret, as well as many fabulously queer and allied couples in the NYC area and beyond. Her work has appeared in Off-Beat Bride, The Kind Bride, and she regularly contributes her expertise to BRIDES.com and INSIDER Magazine.


  • LGBTQIA+ inclusivity in the wedding industry
  • Vegan events
  • General Wedding & Event Planning
  • Releasing societal expectations for people planning weddings


  • How can I make my business more inclusive to the LGBTQIA+ community?
  • What challenges do you see LGBTQIA+ identifying couples facing when planning their wedding?
  • How do you support marriers in creating the wedding of their dreams vs the wedding society or family expects of them?
  • How can I tell my family that I want to have a vegan wedding?

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