Post # 1
I am considering offering my services to help a fundraiser. Would you bid on a vendor for a fundraiser?
The service is as a officiant to be used by 12/31/2012 anywhere in my home state.
- The ceremony can be customized with different vows and readings to choose from as well as your own.
- The ceremony can be non-denominational, Christian, non-religious or spiritual.
I would like to help raise money, so if a major of people would not bid on a service like this then I will need to think of something else to offer.
Post # 3
We used a friend to officiate our wedding, but had he not been around, I definitely would have considered bidding on an officiant. (For the record: Non-religious/spiritual, ended up writing my own ceremony drawing on UU/Jewish/Humanist texts and vows.)
Post # 5
It would depend on the audience, if there could be a lot of engaged people among those participating in the fundraiser then go for it. I’ve been to fundraisers for Marriage Equality that had silent auctions and I would think that could be a good audience, whereas the small fundraisers I’ve had for an MSWalk with a raffle for goods/services may not have generated much interest in wedding services.
Post # 6
I agree that it depends on the audience. In general it’s not something I’d bid on as I would want to meet the person first before making a financial committment to using them if my bid were accepted.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
Are the auction items being well advertised before hand? I personally would not just go to an event and bid on something as important as an officiant, unless I knew beforehand that I wanted this person. Lots of people like to meet with their officiants before deciding on them as well.
Post # 8
I would only bid on it if I already knew you and wanted you to officiate. Otherwise I would stick with whomever I had in mind to officiate.
Post # 9
LOL, I slightly wish I was a florist right now. Everyone likes the idea of a florist giving them flowers for free.
The fundraiser is for a school.
I have volunteered at the school for many years. I work directly with many of the children that are in that school. I am fairly well known as “C” &/or “H”‘s mother. I do not generally advertise that I am a minister, because it makes some people uncomfortable. I usually do the separation of church and state. But at fundraisers it is not as awkward to have items like “services” up for bid.