Pride Guide Arizona & GayArizona.com is prepared for the increase of Gay Weddings with an LGBT Wedding Expo and the first print Gay Wedding Resource section in its magazine.
Phoenix, June 26th, 2013- Same-sex weddings and commitment ceremonies are on the rise. It’s predicted that LGBT weddings will add an expected $17 billion to the already $70 billion industry. That makes for an almost 25% increase in wedding related purchases. New York City’s economy increased by $259 Million during the first year after New York legalized gay marriage.
Pride Guide Arizona, the first publication to produce a LGBT wedding guide for Arizona, is proud to announce its first annual Wedding & Honeymoon Expo to be held September 15th, 2013. “There is a major increase of engagements in the Arizona LGBT Community just in the last year, and now with the Supreme Court ruling on DOMA and Prop 8 there are going to be more weddings” Said The Pride Guide Publisher Michael McFall. No matter if the couple travels out of state to California, Washington, Colorado or Hawaii to get married they are having their reception back in Arizona. So they are in need of services, locations etc..
So The Pride Guides felt to help its readers who are planning that special day, by providing an LGBT friendly wedding & honeymoon expo. Thus eliminating the fear of discrimination or being turned down by a wedding service provider because of their personal beliefs. “We have found an amazing amount of LGBT friendly wedding service providers who really want to serve our community but did not have a source to reach out to the LGBT Community.” Stated McFall “ We are the engine to help these providers reach the market in print, online and now an Expo”
One exciting giveaway for attendees at the expo is a chance to win a trip to Hawaii and 5 nights in Maui provided by Hawaiian Airlines and Maui Sunseeker Resort.
For more information on being a part of the Pride Guide Arizona Magazine or the Wedding Expo contact The Pride Guides office at 602-466-2501 or Arizona@ThePrideGuides.com