FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 21, 2006) – GayWeddings.com, the leading online boutique for same-sex weddings, today announced a partnership to exclusively sell a new same-sex wedding invitation designed by OutVite.com, the first company of its kind to offer same-sex wedding stationery products. The invitation will make its national debut at the 60th Annual National Stationery Show in New York City, May 21-24, 2006.
“In the face of a wedding market which has traditionally ignored the same-sex couples to whom GayWeddings.com is dedicated, we relish the opportunity to work with another pioneer who shares our vision,” said Kathryn Hamm, president of GayWeddings.com, the gay wedding planning resource of OutVite.com. “GayWeddings.com is proud to recommend OutVite.com, as the preferred resource for same-sex friendly wedding invitations.”
“While so many couples await legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States OutVite.com and GayWeddings.com remain committed to embracing the many gay and lesbian couples who plan to celebrate their own special unions,” said Joanne Laipson, Director, Alliance and Business Development of OutVite.com.
Forbes.com estimates that if same-sex marriage were to be legalized in the United States today, it would add $16.8 billion into the wedding industry.
The new invitation, Contemporary Commitment, available exclusively on GayWeddings.com on May 15, features a shimmering bronze paper as the foundation layer for this elegant invitation. Invitation wording is printed in raised ink, in one’s choice of ink colors and font styles, on a rich second layer of cream paper. The ensemble, which can be ordered online or via the GayWeddings.com showroom, includes accessories such as reception cards, response sets, thank you cards and table cards.
Through June 14, customers of GayWeddings.com may also save 20% on all OutVite.com products by submitting the promotional code WED20 when ordering.