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New York wedding vendors are celebrating the legalization of same-sex marriage (finally!) with some money-saving deals. Here's what we know:
WHO: Event Remembered; wedding planners
THE DEAL: Mention Brides.com or this post to receive 25 percent off any of the wedding planning packages.
MORE INFO: www.eventremembered.com
WHO: Blushing Brides; traveling hair and makeup company
THE DEAL: 10 percent off all of packages to any same-sex bookings by August 31
MORE INFO: visit the Blushing Brides Facebook page
WHO: Sheavonne Events; wedding planners
THE DEAL: The Rainbow Wedding package, starting at $1,700, includes vendor selection, bridal consultation, orchestrating the rehearsal, time management, and overseeing vendor commitments.
MORE INFO: www.sheavonneevents.com
WHO: Me Jewelry
THE DEAL: 30 percent off any single product in the online store during July and August
MORE INFO: www.mejewelryline.com
WHO: Thomas Lee; online retailer of luxury linens
THE DEAL: Free shipping and 10 percent off by using the code FB110
MORE INFO: www.thomasleeltd.com
WHO: SQN Events; wedding planners
THE DEAL: 10-percent discount to the first five same-sex couples who book their weddings. The 10 percent can also be given to a charity of the couple's choice.
MORE INFO: www.SQNevents.com
WHO: Babyjewels; designer line of stamps and paper products
THE DEAL: 15 percent off everything
MORE INFO: use code "gonylove" at www.lovebabyjewels.com
WHO: Rolling Pin Productions; treats, favors, cupcakes
THE DEAL: free shipping/delivery for new same-sex couples
MORE INFO: www.rollingpinproductions.com
WHO: Natalie Henry, Pretty Peacock Paperie
THE DEAL: 30 percent off all invitations and day-of stationary to anyone celebrating the legalization of gay marriage in New York
MORE INFO: www.prettypeacockpaperie.com
WHO: Cyberoptix Tie Lab; wedding attire
THE DEAL: additional 10-percent discount refund on the order
MORE INFO: http://cyberoptix.com/wedding.php
WHO: Julian Ribinik Photography
THE DEAL: 30 percent off any wedding packages for gay couples; free engagement session for gay couples who book by July 31 (wedding package not required)
MORE INFO: www.julianribinikweddings.com
WHO: Kelly Williams Events; photography
THE DEAL: for any weddings booked from now until August 31 a free
engagement portrait session of up to three hours of photography time and a DVD of all images
MORE INFO: www.kellywilliamsevents.com
WHO: Cindy Jackson, The Extraordinary Moments; photography
THE DEAL: free wedding photography for up to five hours to the first three couples; some restrictions apply
MORE INFO: www.theextraordinarymoments.com
WHO: A La Carte Albums; custom wedding albums
THE DEAL: 10 percent off in honor of New York's new law, open to all LGBT couples and New Yorkers
MORE INFO: www.alacartealbums.com/congratulations-new-york
WHO: InterContinental New York Barclay
THE DEAL: The "Worth the Wait" Gay Wedding Package includes a complimentary specialty suite for two nights overlooking the romantic Chrysler Building, a one-hour cocktail reception with passed hors d'oeuvres, a four-course sit-down dinner, Champagne
toast, open bar, rainbow wedding cake, a 50-minute couples massage from Oasis Day Spa, and a reception serenade by New York's famous Stonewall Chorale. The package starts at $175.00 per person, minimum of 40 attendees. A percentage of the wedding cost will be donated to GMHC, the world's first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and advocacy.
MORE INFO: Call 212-906-3134
WHO: Millennium Broadway Hotel
THE DEAL: Now through Labor Day, the Wedding with PRIDE Package guarantees to plan a same-sex wedding reception in two weeks for 100 people or more. The package, starting at $195 per person with a 15 percent discount, includes a three-course dinner, a five-hour open bar, a cake, and a wedding night suite.
MORE INFO: www.millenniumhotels.com/millenniumnewyork/index.html
WHO: Affinia Hotels
THE DEAL: for each package booked, they will donate $10 to White Knot for Equality, a nonprofit organization with a mission to achieve equal rights for the LGBT community
MORE INFO: www.affinia.com/Pride; or call 866-246-2203 and use promo code PRIDE Charity: whiteknot.org
WHO: The Westin New York at Times Square
THE DEAL: special wedding offers for same-sex marriage to share in LGBT pride
MORE INFO: www.westinny.com; or call646.277.8097 to speak with a wedding specialist
WHO: The GEM Hotel (Chelsea, Midtown West, SoHo)
THE DEAL: LGBT couples and their families receive discounted nightly group rates and a hotel takeover option. For a flat, special rate, wedding guests can "take over" an entire GEM Hotel, starting at $10,000 per night.
MORE INFO: www.theGEMhotel.com
WHO: The Maritime Hotel
THE DEAL: offering to waive the hotel's venue fee for any same-sex wedding between now and July of 2012 as long as the deal is booked before December 2011
MORE INFO: www.themaritimehotel.com
WHO: The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park
THE DEAL: Through the summer, a new wedding package, "Celebrate Equality - More Love for Everyone," includes: complimentary suite upgrade, 25 percent off spa services, complimentary welcome amenity for the couple's parents, one complimentary room night for every 25 room nights, a dedicated expert to coordinate the event, and complimentary wedding night stay in a luxurious Statue of Liberty View Executive Suite for couples spending $15,000 or more. Valid for weddings taking place prior to September 10, 2011, this package applies to group bookings of 10 or more rooms and is subject to availability.
MORE INFO: www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/NewYorkBatteryPark/Events/Weddings/Packages.htm>
WHO: Millennium Broadway Hotel
DEAL: Wedding with PRIDE Package promises time-crunched couples access to all vendors and event-planning pros "who have made a vow to couples to organize their weddings from A to Z within a two-week time frame." This two-week promise applies to weddings scheduled for July 25 through Labor Day.
ALSO: LGBT newlywed couples get 15-percent PRIDE discount for accommodations before and after the wedding.
MORE INFO: www.millenniumhotels.com/millenniumnewyork
Check back for more later, as we will continue to update this list as the deals roll in. Have a deal specifically to celebrate this milestone event? Send to Julie@brides.com