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NZ's first Expo day for Civil Union planning

Fri 22 Aug 2008 In: New Zealand Daily News

Next week's Civil Union Mini-Expo in Auckland's Parnell will be the first of it's kind in New Zealand, matching same-sex couples with the products and services they need for their dream big day. Unique unions: Wedding planners' showcase ideas for same-sex couples "We'll showcase all the different products and services that a couple would need to put on their civil union," explains Nicky Gomes-Luis of The Celebration Studio. "So when couples come in, we'll chat to them to find out how they're going with their planning, if they need any help or advice, we can guide them in the right direction." Up until now, couples in New Zealand who are planning a Civil Union have only had the option of visiting a bridal show for inspiration, ideas and the opportunity to meet with suppliers of wedding related products and services. "Which is all very well," says Gome-Luis, "but bridal shows by their very nature target brides, while many couples who plan a Civil Union are same-sex couples, whose needs are not being met." The studio represents just over fifty companies, ranging from venues, to celebrants, to florists, and more. "You name it – whatever you need for the event, we've got it," the wedding planner assures GayNZ.com. "We can help match couples up with what they're looking for. And even if there's something they want that we don't have in the studio, we probably know where to get it – so we'd give them contact details and they can go from there." The Celebration Studio's Civil Union Mini Expo will take place from 4pm until 8pm next Thursday 28 August at 46P Stanley Street, Parnell, Auckland. Further details are on the link below.    

Credit: GayNZ.com News Staff

First published: Friday, 22nd August 2008 - 2:12pm

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