Gay Wedding Invitations and my beef with the Huffington Post
Earlier today, Mark showed me a link to an article on the Huffington Post
about gay wedding invitations. I thought, sweet, something cool to highlight this special day! Unfortunately, I was wrong. Completely wrong.
This article, while it should have been something great, was totally deflating. All they really did was post their opinions of the best gay wedding invitations available. I completely disagree with their opinion on these invitations.
Some of them are cute but they are all generic. Why? Because they went to big online stationers for their samples. I don’t see much creativity or customization at all. Why should anyone getting married – gay or straight – have to be shown generic invitations?
These days, our clients want their weddings to be customized for them. Monograms, colors, fonts, styles, textures, etc. It needs to be unique and something that they can be proud and excited to show their family and friends. The invitation and the save the date are the first things your guests see that define your wedding style. Is your wedding going to be generic? If so, then use generic invitations.
Everyone deserves the option to have a great invitation set, that fits their budget and is customized for themselves.
The Huffington Post completely ignored this and did a disservice to those looking for gay wedding invitations. And it makes me angry. I don’t care if it’s a muslim, catholic, gay, straight, baptist, non-religious or whatever wedding. They all deserve the same kind of care and customization that a real designer can offer.
Boo to the Huffington Post for not taking the time to care about these things.
And, just to toot our horn, here at r3mg, is a slideshow of various gay wedding invitations we’ve made over the last few months. And by the way, any of our designs can be for gay or straight weddings. We don’t care who you marry, as long as they love you and treat you kindly.