A Honeymoon Boon?

Starting August 1, Minnesotans may marry a consenting adult of any sex, stimulating a new industry for florists, caterers, photographers, and other wedding vendors.

Same-sex couples are a hot new market that’s worth an estimated $130 million over the next three years. These couples are likely to beat the national average on wedding spending, just shy of $30,000. Cynics also note that the boom may have a profitable bust, too—as divorce lawyers assemble on the wings.

—Diane Richard, writer

July 24


Photo: Carlos Gonzalez, Star Tribune

Source: Aimee Blanchette, Same-sex marriage could be a boon for Minnesota’s wedding industry,” Star Tribune, July 24, 2013