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A same sex wedding fair is organized in Costa Rica for the first time

  • It will take place at the conventions center from July 26 – 28
  • The event is supported by the Diverse Commerce Chamber of Costa Rica

For the first time in Costa Rica, a wedding fair is being organized for the LGBT+ community, which will gather together in the same space different product service providers to organize these types of events, called Pride Wedding.

This event will take place at the Costa Rica Convention Center from Friday July 28 until Sunday July 28 and will have over 80 service and product providers for weddings.

Johan Villamil, director of Pride Wedding, explains that “this initiative was born thanks to the fact that the Constitutional Chamber passed a resolution that legitimates equal marriage in the country starting on May 2020.”

“This is why we designed this exposition called Pride Wedding, because we wish to offer all these couples the possibility and opportunity of getting to know different providers in the wedding service and product market, as well as trainings in different subjects so that they have all the tools necessary to organize the wedding of their dreams,” added Villamil.

This Expo is focused on same-sex people with the purpose of creating a safe space, free of prejudice and, mainly, that the attendees feel tranquility when assisting without fearing hate acts. However, the activity is open to the public, as it is hetero friendly.

What will you find at Pride Wedding? On the one side, people who visit will have the opportunity to visit over 120 stands with services and products, such as wedding planners, bride dresses and gentleman suits, jewelry, gastronomic options, event rooms, makeup artists, decoration, department stores, hotels, among others.

Also, during these days, attendees will enjoy raffles, seven different runways dedicated to beach, city, and mountain weddings, clothing for the wedding party, and honeymoon options by Fabrizzio Berrocal, among other designers. Additionally, the Expo will have artistic presentations by Sasha Campbell, Tabasco, several DJs, among others.

Regarding the trainings, attendees will be able to participate in workshops with renown lecturers like Limberg Solera from the school Vínculo Erótico Amoroso, who will talk about the importance and relevance of taking a premarital course to analyze the relationship and bond between the couples.

In addition, the president of the Diverse Commerce Chamber of Costa Rica will present on the importance of the new seal of diversity and the importance of businesses being aware of how to be inclusive of all the population. This certification is important because it is the first world seal that aims to highlight discrimination free spaces.

Moreover, Herman Duarte, an outstanding lawyer, will explain the importance of the rights of the LGBT+ community, among other lectures.

Likewise, comedian Fedra Lu will present her Stand Up Comedy shows throughout the day so that everyone enjoys a dose of humor at Pride Wedding.

“This is the first event of its kind in Central America and the Caribbean, and that is why Pride Wedding is betting on expanding its horizons internationally starting next year, to offer same-sex couples who are soon to be wed an option to plan this important date with some ease during the event,” added Villamil.

Tickets. Tickets will be available on http://www.publitickets.com at 4,000 and 5,000 colones. The schedule will be Friday 2:00pm – 10:00pm and Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 10:00pm.

For more information, those who are interested can visit the Facebook page Boda Pride LGTBI CR.

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