Post # 1
Has anyone ever heard of or used the site gofundme.com? The idea is that you set up a page with the amount of money you are trying to raise. Then, you conect it to your facebook, twitter, email, etc. and anyone you know can donate to whatever your cause is. There is a whole section for weddings and honeymoons, and some of the people are using it as a registry-type account. Others are asking for donations for the wedding itself.
What is your opinion, ladies? Would you ever fundraise for your wedding?
Post # 3
Well I’ve heard of it used for getting donations for charities. But if someone I knew used this to ask for donations to fund their own wedding, I’d be put off by it.
That being said, several years ago when two good friends wanted to get married, they emailed and posted on Facebook that they were fundraising for their wedding in lieu of asking for gifts. Both had no parents (deaths) and very little family so it was actually my pleasure to donate.
So perhaps knowing the circumstances WHY a couple is raising funds for their wedding would change my mind (i.e. tragedy, military veterans, etc.).
Post # 4
I’m cool with HM registries but fundraising for a wedding is ridiculous. Have the wedding that you can afford, don’t ask your friends and family to pay for it. If I received a link to this from an engaged couple, I’d definitely make fun of it behind their backs. Then again, I’m kind of a bitch when it comes to this stuff. 🙂
Post # 5
@UpstateCait: You literally made me laugh out loud. 😉
Post # 6
I have some friends who are doing this right now.
It made me feel really awkward for them.
Post # 7
I’m glad I’m not the only one! I saw it and was seriously confused for a moment.
Post # 8
i think if you need to raise money to have a wedding jack and jills or something like that are a good idea.
we are selling our second car to start marriage debt free and get me a couple things i want for the wedding that my moms budget can’t get me =]
there is always a way!
Post # 9
I would never. Personally, I think it’s really rude. I’d rather cut back on “extras” than ask my friends and family to contribute to paying for them.
Post # 10
@alishaloo: Even Jack and Jill’s are questionable. I know that they’re popular in some areas of Canada but here in the states, they’re almost unheard of and would not be well received.
Post # 11
Someone on my FB just tried this exact thing and ended up deleting it after apparent backlash from her family. In my opinion, it’s pretty tacky. I always thought the reception–which, let’s be honest, accounts for the bulk of a wedding budget– is supposed to be a gift to your guests for sharing your wedding day with you. So to set up something to raise money for it is like asking your guests to buy their own gift, if that makes sense. And even if the donation is supposed to be in lieu of wedding gifts, you shouldn’t assume you’ll get presents anyway. I don’t know what’s so wrong with having the wedding you can afford instead of asking for handouts.
Post # 12
I dOnt even liie the URL let alone the idea behind it…
Post # 13
I would NEVER give to fund someone’s wedding party. If I knew someone who really couldn’t scrape together the $120 it costs for a marriage licence and ceremony at city hall, then I would happily git them that. Because that is the TRUE COST of getting married.
I wouldn’t fund a party for a wedding any more then I would a medical school graduation (and med school involves a lot of work and effort, any fool can get married).
If this was just a regular registry, I would not contribute either. Everyone wants and likes cash. I don’t need someone to register for it for me to gift it to them.