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The Willows Blog

Australia Just Voted in Favour of Same-Sex Marriage, Get Ready to Plan Your Wedding!



On Wednesday the 15th of November, 2017, Australia took a major step forward when the country’s population voted in favour of marriage equality.


The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) announced their findings early on Wednesday morning, revealing the results of the country-wide postal survey vote that has been the subject of a large amount of discussion throughout Australia over the last few months.


The postal survey made it clear that a majority of the public believe that the government should legalise marriage for everyone, not just heterosexual couples, and many celebrated the announcement on social media.


Additionally, many Australians all over the country were quick to take to the streets in celebration of the formal proof that they are accepted by the majority of our society, and that same-sex marriage will soon be a legal reality for our nation.


Melbourne alone saw thousands of supporters celebrate with pure joy at the announcement, and many breathed a sigh of relief knowing that they’ll soon be able to marry the person they love.


While the law hasn’t yet been officially changed, Australian lawmakers have vowed to be quick in formally introducing - and passing - the bill that will allow for same-sex couples to marry.


What this means, is that it’s finally time to start planning your wedding!


Here at The Willows, we have a proud history of supporting the LGBT community and believe everyone should have equal rights. Additionally, we’ve recently written an extensive guide about the most important things to consider when planning your same-sex wedding.


In our post, we covered everything from managing the amount of guests you’ll have in attendance, to selecting the perfect venue for your special day, and the post is definitely worth a read for anyone that’s now looking to start the wedding planning process.


We couldn’t be more thrilled with the result of this marriage survey, and are eagerly looking forward to helping as many couples in Australia as we can to get married, regardless of their orientation.


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The Willows is a Melbourne-based venue built upon the foundation of providing the best services possible to everyone looking to plan an event.


We cover everything from weddings, to corporate events, and believe that the planning process should be as painless as possible.


With our flexible services, willingness to accommodate your needs, and our convenient location near the Melbourne CBD, we’re confident that we’ll be able to help serve as the basis for your special event.


Our reputation speaks for itself, and you’re always invited to contact us for any further information.  

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