Liverpool City Council has welcomed news that Liverpool will host the first National Gay Wedding Show, taking place at the BT Convention Centre in Liverpool on the 3rd March 2013. Around 200 exhibitors will descend on Liverpool from across the UK, providing a wide range of products and services across the whole wedding market.
The National Gay Wedding Show is a celebration of marriage for all couples regardless of their sexuality. It was set up to support equality throughout the wedding market, creating an experience for anyone whatsoever who is getting married, whether they are Straight, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LBGT).
The show sets out to be the most accessible and informative event of its kind, offering every style of couple a high profile event, promoting equality and acceptance within the wedding industry. The National Gay Wedding Show has also created its own equality campaign, ‘the Celebration of Weddings’, embracing people who want to cement their commitment to each other.
The wedding industry is worth over £52 million per year. Under amendments made to The Marriages and Civil Partnerships Regulations in 2011, allowing same sex couples to register for a civil partnership, 53,417 ceremonies have been conducted, a number that still continues to rise.
The National Gay Wedding Show will provide extensive shopping, support and advice opportunities for couples preparing to tie the knot or those who just want to see what is on offer should they decide to get married. Visitors will be able to benefit from invaluable support and advice from all wedding categories including; venues, cakes, stationery, entertainers, wedding attire to name a few; The show will feature many major brands such as The Hilton, Slaters and KUONI, as well as many unique independent companies showcasing their services and products.