Post # 1
I’m using my alter-ego name again because I don’t want my friends to find out.
A couple of my friends are engaged and plan to get married this fall. Unfortunately, since she’s struggled recently with unemployment and he’s deployed, their budget is pretty much nonexistant. I knew how badly they wanted good photographers, and she had oohed and aahed over my wedding pictures (only to become quiet after she asked how much they cost and I told her).
One of their bridesmaids and I were talking the other day about how important it is to have great wedding pictures, and we came up with a plan. We’re now talking to all our friends to try and raise money so we can surprise them with a photography package! We’re going to go with the photographers who did my wedding, since they’re awesome and I know my friend loves their style. We’ve already talked to them and know they’re free on that date, and they gave us the complete cost…
And we’ve already raised 15.5% of the total! In only 48 hours!
I can’t wait to see the look on their faces when they find out what we’re doing. 😀
Post # 3
What an awesome gift and such great friends!! Just a word of cation that you don’t wait to long in case she books with someone else.
Post # 4
that is so sweet and maybe I’m a little crazy but I want to help too! Do you have paypal or something that I could send you money to put towards it?
Post # 5
That is so sweet! Definitely make a paypal account and post it here!
Post # 6
AMAZING IDEA! That is so fantastic of you to do. Good luck in reaching your goal!
Post # 7
That is SO awesome! What awesome friends you all are!
Post # 8
Omg this is so amazing. She’s lucky to have friends like you guys.
Post # 9
That’s really sweet of you guys. They’ll be so happy!
Post # 10
Tears!!! Best friends ever!!
Post # 11
Hearing your story warms my heart. Y’all are some amazing friends.
Post # 13
That’s the greatest gift you can give them! Seriously, so sweet of you guys, good luck!
Post # 14
that is amazing. I would cry my eyes out if my friends did that for me!
Post # 15
@Tina.Baker: Thanks for the advice! I’m going to try and raise 50% of the total, and then we can sign the contract with the photographer. Hopefully, that won’t take too long. The photographer also knows what’s up and said she’ll let me know if anyone else approaches her about that date.
@mcklough: and @squeak: You are both just too sweet. Thank you so much for suggesting the PayPal idea. I know that there have been some problems on this forum in the past, however, when someone raising money for one purpose or another ended up taking the Bees’ donations and using it for purposes other than what the donators intended, and it caused some drama. I really don’t want to have anything like that possibly happen, though, so I don’t think I’ll post any PayPal info. I *really* appreciate how much you care, though. Thank you!
Post # 16
That is such am amazing gesture! I love it!