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Ten creative gay wedding invitations

Invitations with imagination

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Show your pride with this colorful, geometric design by Adam ‘N Steve Get Married (www.etsy.com/au/shop/AdamNSteveGetMarried).
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This invitation is perfect for ladies looking to add a little humor to the occasion. There’s also a grooms version available (www.etsy.com/au/shop/AdamNSteveGetMarried).
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This invitation, that features a two-anchor symbol with a hidden equality sign, is perfect for a couple looking for a subtle, modern approach. It’s also one of Two Guys Wed’s most popular designs (www.twoguyswed.com).
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You are the stars of your night, so make it known with this kitschy, musical-themed invitation by itcoa (www.etsy.com/shop/itcoa).
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Mark your legally-recognized union with this cute, New York invitation by Outvite. Other states offered include California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Iowa, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Washington, D.C. (www.outvite.com).
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For a simple, modern look, this black-and-white card by Outvite does the trick. Male cameos are also available (www.outvite.com).
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Celebrate your hyphenation with this tux-based design by InviGAYtions, with the corresponding RSVP card sporting an equality sign. A brides’ version is also available (www.invigaytions.com).
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Share your big news with a customized illustration of you and your sweetheart. Lion in the Sun created this design in-house and it depicts the couple when they first met (lioninthesunps.com).
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This invitation by Lion in the Sun is a custom-made illustration of the happy couple. The artwork was provided by the couple (lioninthesunps.com).

The invitation plays a very pragmatic role in your wedding preparation — it imparts important information to your friends and family. Yet beyond serving a simple, functional purpose, it is also a great way to show off your personal taste and set the tone for your special event.

There’s certainly no shortage of invitation styles to choose from — that is, unless you’re a same-sex couple.

You can choose something generic, a traditional eggshell white announcement with your names scrawled in calligraphy. Or you can choose an invitation that screams “gay” with rainbows or two mustaches, which may not be your speed either.

Luckily, more designers are devoting their talents to creating wedding invitations that speak to same-sex couples.

“For a long time, especially in the invitation world, gay wedding invitations were somewhat of an afterthoug­ht,” said Jennifer Cochrane, founder of the wedding invitation company Two Guys Wed. “I see the gay wedding industry finally starting to get its own voice.”

Here are ten invitations that that are perfect for same-sex weddings — whether your style is modern, classic, humorous, subtle, or simply your own.

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