QSaltLake, Utah’s LGBT and ally news and entertainment magazine, is presenting the Utah Gay and Lesbian Wedding Expo this Sunday, March 6 from noon to 4pm.
The expo is set to help same-sex couples find willing vendors for their weddings.
“We’ve all read the news when a same-sex couple tries to work with unknown photographers, cake bakers, venues, even florists who refuse service,” said Michael Aaron, QSaltLake publisher. “We want to help couples avoid the agonizing strife that can cause their wonderful day. We believe in the BUYCOTT – supporting those who WANT our business, rather than the negativity and bad press of boycotts.”
Over 40 select LGBT-friendly wedding professionals will be exhibiting to hundreds of people wanting to get married. There will be music, free samples, giveaways, speakers and a fashion show.
“Our first show, which we held before marriage equality was even a thought, was a huge success,” Aaron said. “Back then, people had to leave the state to get married and then hold receptions at home, though their relationships were still not recognized by the state.”
“Salt Lake City is a very progressive city, and many venues, florists, cake bakers and photographers are willing — some even eager — to participate in everyone’s big day,” Aaron said. “We think it makes it easier for all of those involved to put their cards on the table. Knowing who wants your business can go a long way in relieving the stress of planning a wedding.”
The event is put on by QSaltLake, Utahgayweddings.com, QPages, and QPages.com.
It is sponsored by Diverse Diva Weddings by Angela, Universal Heart Ministry, Red Butte Garden, Eventos Reception Center, and Laura Roberts, Edward Jones financial advisor.
It will be held:
WHEN: Sunday, March 6, noon-4pm
WHERE: Eventos Reception Center, 3485 S Main St, Salt Lake City