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The Meatpacking District's Big Fat Gay Wedding Fair

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Now that gay marriage is becoming more mainstream, same-sex couples across the country can finally experience the joy of watching their mothers have complete meltdowns about whether to set out bowls of personalized Jordan almonds before or after the cocktail hour. This June, marketing company SUITE 2046 and brand new same-sex wedding magazine Equally Wed come to the rescue by hosting the Illegal Wedding Fair, an expo featuring all sorts of gay-friendly vendors.

Held at 632 on Hudson—an events space whose owners are surely hoping at least a few attendees book it as the site of their own weddings—the fair will help couples find wedding cakes, florists, bands, photographers, and officiants. Tickets are $35 a person or $60 for couples, and they're available for pre-sale now at Brown Paper Tickets. (You'll also be able to get them at the door for $40, but supplies will be limited.) "To the thirty-eight New York State Senators who voted against legalizing gay marriage last December," wrote the organizers in an email, "we say, 'Let them eat wedding cake!'"
· Illegal Wedding Fair [Official Site]
· 632 on Hudson [Official Site]
· Illegal Wedding Fair [Brown Paper Tickets]

632 on Hudson

632 Hudson Street, New York, NY