35 states this week. It should be 52, and it will be, but right now, same sex marriage is legal in 35 states. Ta-da!
We are so happy to hear this news, especially since we’re currently hosting a contest where one lucky same sex couple will win an all inclusive wedding. New Jersey has been legal for almost a year and Pennsylvania became legal this year…these are the states where we work the most so we cannot wait to continue celebrating and working with these amazing couples.
CBS news reported on Friday (http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/10/11/with-same-sex-marriage-legal-in-more-than-half-of-american-states-wedding-industry-has-whole-new-market-to-service/) that the wedding industry now has a whole new market to service. They also went into detail about how to appeal to the same sex couples.
We would like to make this perfectly clear, if we haven’t already: we are pro-love and pro-marriage. Gay, straight, it does not matter to us. We want to meet with you, plan with you and put together the ultimate wedding of your dreams.
Now, that might turn some people away from us. We’re aware of the people that will not book with us because they do not support gay marriage. To those people we say this: we were not the planners for you ever. We believe in love and that’s what this is about. Whatever it is that *you* are about, is nothing we want to be a part of.
Our doors are open. If you and your partner are finally able to tie the knot, please reach out to us about putting together your special day. We are privileged to work with some of the most talented and LGBT friendly vendors across the country. Your day can finally happen and we want to plan it with you.
The article posted by CBS also went on to state that there hasn’t really been a boom of same sex marriages since the laws are so new, but we disagree. We have seen that as soon as gay marriage became legal, couples that have been waiting for years, race off to city hall to make it official. We hope those couples, now with the paperwork behind them, will choose to celebrate, in a big way, with a wedding. You may officially be married, but let’s put together a day to share with your family and friends. It’s a time to celebrate!
Call us. Email us. Just in get in touch. Let’s get the planning process started!