(Closed) fundraising for a groomsman

posted 9 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Worker bee

I would ask family and friends to donate items for a garage sale 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Bake sale? Everybody loves food. But, do you really have time to do all that? 

Is there anywhere in your budget you can personally trim some fat and help him out? I think that might be a better way to go. It’ll take a loooong time to raise $800. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I was just going to write about a yard/garage sale and you can do a bake sale as well. People LOVE yard/garage sales!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

There are a lot of options.. say garage/yard sale plus bake sale. I’m wondering how  a carwash would work (a lot of people may not things its like a legit charity) but with all the pollen in the East Bay area… definitely could get something.

What will happen if you aren’t able to raise enough $$? Where will the raised money go? Is he able to contribute anything, say $100, so that brings your goal price down a little?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

It is really lovely that you want to help defray your friends’ costs.  It is entirely possible that your he would love to attend your wedding and simply can’t afford to do so.  But it is also possible that his family situation might make it difficult for him to fly all the way from Brazil to CA for your wedding even if the plane tickets and hotel were free. I just wanted you to consider that before starting on your fundraising project since there is some possibility that it might be hard for him to go even if you are able to raise the money (I have no idea if this is the case, but I just wanted you to consider this possibility).

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

That’s a good point form professorbee.  I’m not sure if you’re trying to surprise him with the money.  But practically speaking, you might want to discuss it with him, first.

Also, maybe you could combine some ideas.  Try having a bake sale and garage sale.  But whatever isn’t raised, you can cover.  Or perhaps you can borrow money form your parents, and pay them back with your gift money.   

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

i had the same car wash idea for a different wedding reason and it was pointed out that that kinda thing for a wedding just doesn’t work.

a yardsale/bake sale is a definite good idea. that’s actually what were going to do

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

garage sale!

yah I’m trying to sell my worldly goods on craigslist

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