The Williams Institute, a national think tank at UCLA Law, says that thanks to the new laws regarding gay marriage that recently passed in Maine, Maryland and Washington, those three states can look forward to at least $166 million in wedding-related income over the next three years.
They’re estimating that a combined 18,000-some couples’ nuptial check-writing will break down into roughly $16 million in Maine, $63 million in Maryland, and $89 million in Washington. And it won’t just come from couples selecting the exotic orchids and the filet—all this new moola flying around is going to create new jobs and affect the tax revenues, too.
Not surprising, considering the average wedding today costs $27,000. Talk about a quick financial boost.