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
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.
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.
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