Same-Sex Marriage: The Small Business Boom

Ben And Michael Gresham-Petchell’s wedding photography by Kats Nojiri (Sydney Creative Photography).

A year after same-sex marriage was legalised in Australia, small businesses that cater to weddings and marriage celebrations are experiencing something of a boom, reports SBS, with nearly 5,000 LGBT couples tying the knot since the legislation was passed.

“The average cost of a wedding in Australia is $20,000. You do the math,” independent MP and Marriage Australia campaigner, Alex Greenwich told the Special Broadcasting Service today. “That’s a huge contribution for the small business sector,” he said

Not only are local LGBT couples marrying but, since the law change, Australia is now a desirable wedding location for international LGBT visitors.

Wedding photographers, celebrants and wedding venue business SBS spoke to reported an increase of approximately 20% in the last 12 months, and expected it to continue to increase in 2019.

Sourced from SBS News. 

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