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Wedding Industry Says Business is Good in Washington State

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YAKIMA, wash.--Blushing brides happily chat with wedding professionals as they start to plan their upcoming nuptials. 

This year's Central Washington Bridal Show in Yakima is packed, and vendors said the economy hasn't seemed to hurt the industry.

"People are going to continue to get married despite financial circumstances," said Tavis Guild, an owner of Memory Montage Photography. "There may be some moving around in the budget to make things fit so that everything is possible."

"But usually they make photography a priority," added Amy Guild, the other owner of Memory Montage Photography.

Melea Younker, the owner of Melea's Floral, said after the bridal show she'll have enough weddings to keep her busy for the entire summer. She said people may be ordering smaller arrangements, but they're still buying.

"There's always options where you can do just different variations of things to kind of save money," said Younker.

Shirley O'Hare owns Shirley Cakes and she said she's noticed the same pattern. People are ordering smaller cakes, but they're certainly unique.

O'Hare said cakes with bright colors and big decorations are becoming more and more popular, like the "topsy turvy cake."

"That one's a little time intensive," said O'Hare. "You have to carve the cake into the slopes, and then have to cut out all the design work for it so it takes a while."

Vendors said it's to early to tell if the legalization of same sex marriage will boost business profits. So far, they haven't seen a lot of interest from same sex couples.

"I have never been approached with that yet," said Greg LaBarge, the owner of Greg's Video and Audio Service.

"I just don't see a lot of it coming my way," said O'Hare. "I don't know if it's just not as common in this area or what."

For the 30th year, the bridal show wanted to do something big. So they decided to have a cake dive.

Six lucky brides were chosen to dive into a huge cake and search for three rings that were worth up to $4,000  in prizes.

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