By Paul Pannone
Thirty days after same-sex marriage became law in New York nuptials pronouncing ”you’re married” began a minute after midnight on Sunday, July 34th, 2011. But whether the flood of requests for marriage licenses represents a boon or bust for the wedding business is unknown.
764 (added) weddings took place on the first day of eligibility in New York City, setting a one-day record. Great for equality and human rights but what does it actually net for wedding vendors and professionals? According to sources many of the weddings assembled last-minute used goods and services composed mainly of DIY, self-service and makeshift items– which is again great but– what about the value to vendors?
Equality proponent, Marchinho Savant, says he is taking it slow, based on the current lack of enthusiasm shown towards planned celebration of same-sex events.
Wedding sources that asked to not be identified questioned the value of bouquets made up of flowers picked in the garden or simple champagne toasts held at neighborhood restaurants.
The questions are consistent with expert sources, including Marcinho Savant, proponent of equal rights. In an eWedNewz exclusive interview, Savant said he prefers to err on the side of caution with his business, instead of getting caught up in the trappings of overexhuberence.
“I prefer to stay sane, measured, strategic and grateful for our little constant flow. As of this moment, other than a slew of post-NY marriage equality ruling inquiries (dozens), our booking meter remains steady— as if NY’s ruling was a mirage. Or, perhaps, couples are biding their time to avoid, at all costs, another California wherein 18,000+ same-gender-loving couples won, and then LOST, their right to marriage equality— at the hands and at the whim of their neighbors,” Savant told eWNz.
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