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WeddingWire and GayWeddings.com Launch 'Wed We Can' Campaign

WedWeCan.com offers new wedding planning resource to LGBTQ community in conjunction with recent SCOTUS ruling

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CHEVY CHASE, Md., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WeddingWire, the nation's leading wedding marketplace, and GayWeddings.com, the leading niche-based wedding planning resource and boutique, are excited to announce the launch of WedWeCan.com, a new site that showcases both companies' mutual stance toward marriage equality. Both WeddingWire and GayWeddings.com are excited to share the campaign's latest resource in wake of the Supreme Court's recent decisions to declare section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, allowing marriage equality to be reinstated in the state of California. 

The community-focused website features innovative same-sex wedding planning tools and access to the largest database of wedding vendors dedicated to serving same-sex couples, the latest updates in marriage equality and other relationship recognition laws from the Human Rights Campaign and more. 

Just as WeddingWire and GayWeddings.com are leading resources in the wedding planning industry, the new Wed We Can website will be an added resource for couples looking to plan their own celebrations and embrace "Wed We Can" – whether or not their unions are currently legally recognized in their home states. On site, couples can search the extensive GayWeddings.com directory of over 50,000 wedding professionals who are ready to serve same-sex couples, while also utilizing WeddingWire's innovative and easy-to-use planning tools to get ready for their big day.

"After joining forces over two years ago, we are thrilled to continue to grow our stance toward marriage equality with our valued network partner, GayWeddings.com, and launch WedWeCan.com, a ground-breaking, resourceful new site and social campaign," said Sonny Ganguly, CMO, WeddingWire. "This campaign will not only empower wedding professionals and same-sex couples, but it will also act as a community and educational resource crucial to today's marriage equality movement, and is a way for anyone to share their support during this important time."

"The recent Supreme Court rulings on Proposition 8 and DOMA are breathtaking, exciting, and overdue," says Kathryn Hamm, President, GayWeddings.com. "We are thrilled that the new doors opening for the LGBTQ community will allow Wed We Can to serve even more couples, and, together with WeddingWire, we look forward to making sure that every wedding professional and every engaged couple has the resources they need to celebrate their love and commitment."

The website also encourages continued conversation on the issue of marriage equality through its "Show Your Support" page. Here, users can easily access the social media platforms of Wed We Can, GayWeddings.com and WeddingWire. Visitors can also download Wed We Can images to use on their Facebook and Twitter pages to demonstrate support. To get involved in the conversation and to keep up with the campaign's activity, use the hashtag #WedWeCan.

Read more at: http://www.weddingwire.com/press-center/press-releases/2013/weddingwire-and-gayweddings-com-launch-wed-we-can-campaign.html

About Wed We Can
Wed We Can was developed from the partnership and shared belief in marriage equality between WeddingWire, the leading wedding technology company, and GayWeddings.com, the leading niche-based wedding planning resource and boutique, dedicated to serving same-sex couples since 1999. To learn more about the partnership, click here.

About WeddingWire, Inc. 
WeddingWire™ is the only online wedding planning resource for engaged couples and professionals. WeddingWire also offers planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists tools. For professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on WeddingWire.com, ProjectWedding.com and other sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com, Brides.com and Weddingbee.com.

About GayWeddings.com 
Gretchen Hamm founded TwoBrides.com and TwoGrooms.com in 1999. In 2005, the mother-daughter team acquired GayWeddings.com . Based in Dallas, Texas and Arlington, Virginia, GayWeddings.com serves the under-served LGBTQ community with its community forum, national gay-friendly vendor directory, and its online boutique, which features hard-to-find gay wedding.

 

SOURCE WeddingWire, Inc.



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