Wedding Industry Roundup: Same Sex Weddings, Anti-Gay Clients, Unusual SEO Tips

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Your source of all things wedding biz from around the web. All Things Weddings: Same Sex Weddings SCOTUS Ruling – On June 26th, the Supreme Court ruled same sex weddings are legal in all 50 states! Wedding Photographer’s Epic Comeback to an Anti-Gay Client – Read the response that got 83,000 shares on Facebook! Infographic: Same Sex Wedding Insights –

5 Common Mistakes In Marketing to Same Sex Couples

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The marriage equality movement has opened up a whole new market for the US wedding industry. The majority of wedding pros are excited about the opportunity; surveys conducted in the WeddingWire network suggest that 86% of wedding pros plan on serving same sex couples. Get an overview of the marriage equality movement and learn five things you don’t know about

5 Things You Don’t Know About Same Sex Weddings That Can Hurt Your Business

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–Updated May 2017 Same sex marriage in the United States is officially legal in all 50 states.  Whether you know it or not, it’s impacting your wedding business. A Brief History of Marriage Equality The 1970’s – The movement to grant civil marriage rights and same sex marriage begins.  In 1971, the Minnesota Supreme Court rules that same gay marriage

Same Sex Marriage and the Wedding Industry: Hype or Salvation?

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With the recent Presidential Election, as polarizing as it was, another equally hot issue made it way onto the books with the passage of laws in three more states legalizing same sex marriage. Right now, same sex marriage is legal in nine states: Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Washington and Vermont, plus Washington D.C. This is

4 Tough Questions About LGBT Weddings & the Answers You Need to Know

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Whether you support marriage equality or not, it’s wise to learn about how the LGBT wedding market is having an impact on your business. I interviewed Bernadette Smith of the Gay Wedding Institute to get a state of the union for today’s LGBT couples getting married. In case you haven’t met Bernadette, she started the very first business specializing in

Wedding Industry Roundup: Weird Proposals, Phones and Off-Season

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Your source of all things wedding biz from around the web. All Things Weddings: The No Cell Phone Wedding– Leave the wedding hashtags and selfies at the door; see why more and more brides are telling people to leave their cell phones at home (much to professional photographers’ delight)! The 25 Weirdest Wedding Proposals of All Time– Dancing carrots, Super

Wedding Industry Roundup: Real Grooms, Sales and Work-Life Balance

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Your source of all things wedding biz from around the web. All Things Weddings: Anti-Gay Business Accidentally Caters Wedding for Gay Couple– Indianna couple makes their own “Memories” when local restaurant refuses to cater their reception. Things Real Guys Think as their Bride Walks Down the Aisle– It’s not a fairytale moment for all- Guys share their real deep thoughts

Five Things Not to Ask a Prospective Gay Couple

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By Megan Miranda As a wedding professional, you know that some straight couples want conventional weddings and others want to mix it up. Same-sex couples are no different — there are those who want to follow traditions and those who want to make their own. Remember this when you meet with prospective clients who are either two brides or two

Wedding Industry Roundup: Funeral Weddings, SEO For Newbies, Influencer Marketing

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All Things Weddings: Funeral Homes Could Be the Hot New Wedding Venue – As funeral revenue shrinks and these businesses search for new income streams, could coffins be the next wedding backdrop? 10 Ways Wedding Pros Can Use Periscope – Learn how to use the new live streaming video app to attract wedding leads. Why America’s Small Businesses Aren’t Cheering

LGBT Etiquette and the New Rules for Wedding Marketing

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By Kelly Rice Recent advances in marriage equality have once again changed the landscape for wedding businesses all over the country. The industry is no stranger to change, of course, with marriages and families helping to shape innovations in the marketplace as well as developing new traditions while still giving people the ‘fairy tale wedding’ they always dreamed of. There