Great news has arrived for couples looking to save big bucks on their wedding!
From September 15 through October 31, Wish Upon a Wedding will run its second annual Bid Your Wish for Wedded Bliss, an online charity auction offering hundreds of items for couples about to be wed, with many items starting as low as $50. The auction will bring hundreds of once in a lifetime experiences in the realms of weddings, travel, entertainment, luxury, and fashion to the fingertips of bidders throughout the nation.
The auction can be viewed at http://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/AuctionHome.action?auctionId=136896893
Proceeds will help the organization grant Wedding Wishes for individuals facing terminal illness and other serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation.
So if you are searching for the perfect way to be a conscious consumer, and want to incorporate charity into your wedding plans, look no further. Now you can have your wedding, and be a do-gooder, too!
About Wish Upon a Wedding
Wish Upon a Wedding is the world’s first nonprofit wedding wish granting organization, providing weddings and vow renewals to couples facing terminal illness and other serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation. With 20 active chapters ready to grant Wishes, the organization has provided 25 weddings since its launch in early 2010, with dozens more in the works.
Launched in January of 2010, the nonprofit has held on to their initial dream of reuniting family members for every single Wish they provide, but has so far not raised enough funds to offer this service. The Wishes granted by the nonprofit often serve as the last time a family will be together before a Recipient passes. Wish Upon a Wedding hopes someday to provide airfare for up to four of the Wish Recipients’ family members, hotel accommodations, and other miscellaneous things the couples “wish” for to make their dream weddings come true. They believe the public’s participation in Bid Your Wish for Wedded Bliss can help them reach that goal.
Founder Liz Guthrie explains the organization’s need, “One of our couples is going to be granted a wedding soon in Ohio. The bride is currently undergoing chemotherapy, due to a variety of terminal illnesses she battles and the groom is a lymphoma cancer survivor. We are disheartened that his parents cannot afford airfare from California to attend the wedding.” Guthrie continues, “Wish Upon a Wedding must secure enough funding (or donated miles) to secure airline tickets for every single Wish we grant, so that it is fair to all Recipients. It’s the only way we can ensure these families will be brought together in such situations.”