Shawna Lode, manager of the Iowa Tourism Office, a state agency, said their focus was on moms with young children. And Tim Albrecht, a spokesman for Republican Gov. Terry Branstad, said the governor favors all tourism to Iowa, but would leave specifics on how to market the state to the tourism officials.
Still, there are resources available to those gay couples considering an Iowa wedding. Ken Fritz, who works for www.iowasgayweddingplanner.com, said the site offers information about vendors, as well as planning services. He said they're planning 26 weddings this year.
And wedding planner Beau Fodor, who has focused on same-sex unions since 2009, said he thinks Iowa will continue to get wedding tourism.
"I think the demographic that's interested in a heartland style wedding is going to come to Iowa," said Fodor, nothing that couples get more bang for their buck in Iowa. "We can hold our own and it's our price point. I can do a $30,000 wedding here that would be $50,000 in Minneapolis."