Gay Weddings Are Taking the Wedding Industry by Storm!
It’s no news that with marriage equality, the wedding industry has finally changed for the better. If you’re also a supporter of gay weddings like me, there is indeed no better time than this for you to be in.
Same-sex weddings were all over the news during legalization, and are all over the market today. The market is rather lucrative towards them as they continue to grow. But, did you know that gay weddings are now a millennial industry of their own?
They are rapidly adding up as an asset to industries in and around the wedding market. It is not wrong to say that they’ve taken the wedding industry by a storm. Here’s why –
1. They are great for the economy
Legalization of gay weddings has increased revenue of all sorts.
From the venues to the hotels to the shops, every business has seen a rise in sales. Not only these, but honeymoon spots have also been benefitted with a rise in business.
A few years back, the Forbes magazine had said that “Legalizing same-sex marriages would mean a windfall for the wedding industry.” And with legislation, this has only been proved right today.
With the hike in revenue, the industry has also been able to include more job opportunities. After all, a greater economy suggests better employment too. Not only that, LGBTQ couples tend to have a larger budget around their weddings.
I can assure the same from my personal experience in conducting both kinds of weddings.
Gay weddings are usually a grand affair due to the demand of celebration that they deserve.
But, how does it help the market? Well, a grand wedding means better business and is hence a better contributor to the economy, isn’t it?
2. They are a creative revolution
Are you a photographer looking for creative shoots? Are you a writer penning down a love story? Are you a wedding planner hoping for a change? Or are you just someone tired of trying to relate to the traditions?
Gay weddings are a delightful change to your monotonous chores.
More because they ditch traditions and question the gender biases. Every time a concept is broken or amended through a gay wedding, there’s a market for creative inputs. Social media enthusiasts and supporters agree about the creative liberty that it offers. And so do I.
After all, this blog is also a result of the same, isn’t it?
Not only that, gay weddings ensure that there’s room for creativity for anybody involved in it. They involve creative planning and an out-of-the-box thought process in every department. For instance, in one of the weddings I conducted, the grooms walked the runner together. The pictures of which, swarmed social media for a week after that.
A gay wedding is one such creative revolution that delights the world.
3. They are a boon to new business ventures
Like I have already mentioned in the blog, gay weddings are now a millennial industry of their own. They are very different in customs from straight weddings, to say the least. This industry is rather a cumulative source of newer concepts and methodologies. And newer concepts promise newer business opportunities, isn’t it?
With gay weddings coming into the picture, I have seen so many new vendors, shops and business ideas pop up. Today, there are specialized vendors for a gay wedding. From special cakes to customized shops for same-sex wedding cards, there’s business everywhere. There are even companies who specialize in LGBTQ wedding promotions. I have also seen websites that provide tools for couples to plan their gay wedding. Not only that, there are some that feature listings of wedding vendors for gay weddings.
There are a series of new business ventures even in photography and planning too. Businesses have now found a new domain to venture in.
The same-sex wedding industry is still a small industry
After all, they are still a rare occurrence. More because society has yet not accepted same-sex marriages whole-heartedly.
If you’re a gay couple, I’d like to remind you that everybody deserves to get married. So don’t shy away from what is very natural in the world today. And if you’re a mere spectator still skeptical about what I’ve said, you must rather question yourself.
For same-sex or straight, a wedding is beautiful, nonetheless.
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