Most Valued Gift To PFLAG/DC (3-1-06)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 1, 2006
GAYWEDDINGS.COM WEIGHS IN WITH MOST-VALUED GIFT
AT 2006 DC METRO PFLAG ANNUAL GALA
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 1, 2006) – GayWeddings.com, the leading online boutique dedicated to providing resources and information to same-sex couples who seek to affirm life-long partnerships, announced today their contribution of a Gay Wedding Starter Kit to the 2006 D.C. Metro PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Annual Gala & Silent Auction scheduled to take place on March 11, 2006.
In 1999, Gretchen Hamm founded TwoBrides.com and TwoGrooms.com, and in October 2005, acquired GayWeddings.com, thus solidifying its formidable position as leader of the burgeoning same-sex wedding industry.
A long-time supporter of the PFLAG mission, Hamm and GayWeddings.com will present the single largest silent auction personal services item at the upcoming Metro D.C. PFLAG 9th Annual Gala on March 11th – a Gay Wedding Starter Kit – valued at $6,300. The package includes:
o wedding planning consultation
o wedding web site
o a destination honeymoon
“Where the average cost of a wedding today is upwards of $25,000, this Gay Wedding Starter Kit is certain to enhance the entire wedding experience of a loving couple without breaking the bank,” said Gretchen Hamm, chairman of GayWeddings.com. “The best thing about the package is that each item can be used in concert with a wedding or any other gathering of loved ones. And, even better, the proceeds will go to strengthening the bridge between the GLBT community and mainstream America.”
Founded in 1999, GayWeddings.com serves the under-served GLBT community with its community forum, national gay-friendly vendor directory, wedding planning seminars, consultation services, personalized customer service and its online boutiques, which feature hard-to-find gay wedding items such as certificates, invitations, cake tops, albums, guest books, personalized accessories and more. Through advocacy, relationship building and education, GayWeddings.com is affecting change in the wedding marketplace.