(Closed) Wedding Sponsorships!?!

posted 10 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m all for weird! 

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Wow, I never would of thought of that, but it makes perfect sense. If like you said, you can do weird.

How easy it would be to add a little logo of your reception space, DJ, caterer, etc on your invitation, programs, thank-yous, etc all in exchange for a free wedding.

I would do it in a hearbeat.

Thanks for sharing.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

yikes… not sure how I feel about this…
I mean saving money is great, but… I don’t know.  Seems a little tacky…

Actually, it’s not even the tackiness that bothers me… it’s that people feel the need to spend so much money on an event. 

Don’t take me wrong, my wedding wasn’t cheap, but I’d rather cut corners on everything than do that.  I hope this doesn’t come across as snarky or anything.  It just raises some kind of "that is just so wrong" kind of flag in my mind.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I’m with bethgraced. I’m one of those people who changes the channel when commericals come on TV and I don’t buy magazines (especially wedding ones!) because I feel like I’m paying for more ads than actual content.

While I’m glad this works for some people, because we all strive to have the most perfect wedding possible and this could certainly facilitate that goal for some people, it certainly wouldn’t be my idea of a great way to raise funds. I’d feel like a race car driver rather than a bride :-/

Post # 7
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Worker bee

Oooh, yeah, I wouldn’t go there either. I think that considering your guests as a captive audience for advertising isn’t … very nice.

 And I would imagine it might be possibly more work than worth finding companies who wanted to sign on as sponsors for a private wedding… btim, if I were a guest at a wedding where there was sponsorship, I probably wouldn’t look to the sponsors as business partners in the future b/c I just wouldn’t think that was a smart marketing move on their part…

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

I read about something like this on Man With a Wedding Plan blog. It’s pretty funny actually.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

I had a friend do something sorta like this.  A rum company sponsored the cocktail hour with mojitos.  It’s a little different but definitely worth the free alcohol for guests!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

i would totally do this as long as it was subtle and as tasteful as can be. but how do we get this?!

Post # 11
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Helper bee

 Mmm… nope.  Totally agree with bethgraced too.  ‘Subtle’ advertising is like ‘tastefully’ asking for money or gifts- it just doesn’t fly.  And I’m definitely all for the idea that if you can’t afford it, don’t do/buy it.

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

 I say to each their own! I don’t think it would be something I would go for , with my luck our sponsors would be XXX Kitty Cat Lounge and Freedmans Funeral Home! How is the wording done? "Brides Body presented by Jakes Jim?"

 I have to agree with the " if you can’t afford it  , don’t buy it " rule. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I just sent my engagement announcements out–a close friend of mine said he almost threw it in the trash because he didnt recognise my parent’s address!  I mean it was a VERY expensive bond envelope, printed return address was engraved…he thought it was a marketing ploy???  Cant imagine what would get tossed if it had advertising!

Post # 14
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Newbee

Ya, I’m on the "nay" side of this one for sure! I’m all about doing what you can afford. I truly, honestly don’t think there’s a tasteful way to pull of a wedding sponsorship. I cannot imagining ruining all my hard work with corporate logos everywhere.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I just went to this site because I was curious. at first glance I think its a marketing ploy and I honestly believe that it is going to take a very long time and a lot of work if it even happens.  They offer you templates of what to ask for and suggestions of how to possibly get a sponsor…and they charge for the info.  This would honestly be the equivalent of my starting up a new business and if I spent just as much time on my own endeavour, I could make the money myself!  

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

If you are going to spend so much money on an event that lasts eight hours (if you’re lucky) that you feel the need to investigate sponsorship, perhaps you should reevaluate the meaning behind the day in the first place.

Marriage is a sacred ritual, regardless of your religious/spiritual beliefs. Have the kind of wedding that you can afford – without having to resort to subjecting your loved ones to product placement and a day-long commercial. 

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