Wedding organizers say gay couples are ready to go big on weddings this time around.
CBS 47's Lemor Abrams explains the economic impact.
In the last few years, same sex couples have had commitment ceremonies.
Now they're booking, wedding ceremonies.
It’s a boost in the local wedding business thanks to the Supreme Court decision clearing the way for gay couples to get married.
‘We've had way over a dozen phone calls for us to cater same sex weddings already this week,” said Jeromie Garza of The Painted Table Catering.
The Painted Table is an award winning catering service in the valley, but it helps that the gay community is ready to spend.
“I feel that the sense of the community is that, they're not going to take this away so... everyone's calling to schedule their weddings,” said Garza.
She hopes to sell a lot more gowns, tuxedoes...and plan lavish weddings.
“Hopefully they'll stop having them instead of just getting married at city hall,” said Mosher
Florist Michael Butler believes this time will be different.
This time we feel more certain. There's not the rush that it was last time.
He feels gay couples will wed without feeling hesitant, like they did back in 2008.
That’s when Prop. 8 banned same sex weddings.
“What do I do? Do I need something borrowed? Something blue? Do I need a witness at my ceremony? So those are all questions they’re asking,” said Garza.
Organizers say they’re scrambling to take care of all these new clients but they emphasize, they're flexible with pricing and scheduling.