NYC: wedding destination!


saw this in a shop window - clearly anticipating the orders to start pouring in.

A very major law was passed in New York recently (as if you don’t already know): The Marriage Equality Act, allowing same sex marriage in New York state.

It doesn’t really matter your personal or political opinions on the matter, one thing is for sure: (and my husband has been saying this for years) same sex marriage is a cash cow. He works in an industry where he often sees the kind of money spent on social and business events and quite frankly, he’s right. In a slow economy the amount of money that this will bring to New York in so called “wedding tourism” alone will be ridiculous. I, of course, am not in any way shape or form a financial guro but seriously, the event planners, caterers, flower/cake shops, hotels and countless others must be overjoyed at the prospects that lay ahead.

I just read that because of the July 24th date on which licenses will begin being issued falls on a Sunday, all NYC clerk’s offices will make a special exception and open up for the big day. Also, several NY judges will be volunteering their time to waive the 24-hour waiting period and perform ceremonies the same day! OK, so those “same day” folks won’t be bringing in that much money, but Mayor Bloomberg is launching a new ad campaign to target same sex couples called “NYC I DO” in order to take advantage of the boon. I am already seeing signs across the city aimed at targeting this new niche and celebrating them at the same time. It is a new day.


About clarissa

I'm a girl from Texas living in New York since October 2010. I fell in love with New York City on a business trip here in April 2009. I had to drag my husband along for the ride at first but just a few hours on his own while I was at the conference and he was completely on board. He began texting me mundane things like the price of milk and the quality of produce so that I could see it wasn't so much different than Austin. What are the chances that after just one week in New York two people would leave with the exact same resolution to one day live there? We did. Just about 18 months later we signed a lease on a new apartment and started a new chapter in our lives. This blog will hopefully give me a chance to document our adventures in New York as well as to share my perspective on the same using photos and stories. enjoy.
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