Florida eying destination wedding industry

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September 3rd, 2009

Despite frequent news reports about the weakened economy and less-than-stellar job market, the wedding industry appears to be going strong.

According to News-Press.com, destination weddings are showing to be “remarkably resilient” in terms of businesses and Southwest Florida is now attempting to cash in.

Nancy Hamilton, spokeswoman for Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, told the news provider that because more people have turned to the state as their destination wedding location, it’s meant a boom to the local economy.

Despite frequent news reports about the weakened economy and less-than-stellar job market, the wedding industry appears to be going strong.

“They’ve helped to keep some properties busy during this economic downtown,” Hamilton said.

She added that 15 percent of the inquiries to the bureau were concerning destination weddings, which has prompted their sales team to attend an October bridal expo in New York for the first time.

This is a popular alternative for couples who may want a more intimate gathering of family and friends in an exotic locale. In fact, some people have just turned the entire trip into their wedding and honeymoon, with some of their closest friends nearby.

And who wouldn’t want to get married in a beautiful location?

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