(Closed) Fundraising?

posted 6 years ago in Money
  • poll: Would you help a stranger pay for a wedding if you got something in return?
    Yes : (5 votes)
    7 %
    No : (59 votes)
    83 %
    Depends on the item : (7 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I don’t like this idea AT ALL. But that’s just me….

    Post # 4
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    There are alot of other ways to raise funds that I think might be, umm, better.  Try a second job, garage sale, selling unneeded items on CL, etc….

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I wouldn’t buy something like that, but I would rather solicite strangers than friends and family. Why not look around the boards for money saving tips?

    Post # 6
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    nope, not for that shirt I wouldn’t. I voted depends on the item. All the money I spend indirectly helps someone pay for something.  If someone were to sell an item I actually wanted to pay for their wedding, sure.  But I’m not buying junk for the sake of it to help pay for someone’s wedding.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I wouldn’t do it. Why would I want to wear a shirt about some stranger’s wedding?

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I don’t like that idea at all to be honest. @tksjewelry is right, there are better ways to earn money for a wedding. I think asking for donations in any way (even if there is some sort of “gift” involved) wouldn’t be acceptable in my circle. 

    You could always babysit or help friends with something in exchange for money, and then put that money towards the wedding. 

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee

    No, sorry. I think a lot of etiquette rules are a bit antiquated and/or can be fiddled with, but your wedding is just that: YOUR wedding. If you want to throw a party, you should be the one paying for it (or your family, if they happen to offer monetary assistance). There are a lot of things Fiance and I want that just can’t happen because we don’t have the means for them. Think about what you most want from your wedding, make those things a priority and let everything else go/find a different approach (such as DIY or hiring a friend for less). The idea of having fundraisers for a wedding is tacky, tacky, tacky.

    Besides, if you’re giving someone a prize for “donating”, you’re just going to eat some of that money in the costs to produce/buy the prize, be it T-shirt or something else. So why not save all that time + money so it can go to your wedding?

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Not a chance, sorry.

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Wanted to add that I would ABSOLUTELY do something like this for an animal rescue, cancer fundraiser, to help someone pay for a life-changing surgery, etc.

    A wedding?  No way.  It costs $50 for a marriage license, and that’s all you need to buy to become legally married.  The party is superficial in the grand scheme.  Asking others to donate to your wedding makes my stomach turn.

    Post # 12
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    1697 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Nope. My Fiance friend ( whom i sort of despise) sent us a save the date with a link for us to donate money to his wedding. um, no. it only reconfirmed the fact that I do not care for him that much.  BUT I have heard that people do this. send a link and instead of a wedding present you donate money for the honeymoon…but his friend had the link for the actual wedding. It is a fine line between tacky and borderline acceptable. Weddings are ridiculously and unecessarilt expensive. It is hard but very possible to have a beautiful humble wedding reception.

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    It’s one thing to sell something to make some extra money to help towards the wedding (card making, knitting, tshirt printing) or you can get an additional job.  It’s another to actively fundraise/ask for money.

    Post # 14
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2009
    Post # 15
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    376 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    sorry but 22.50! and its not even cute! eeek! 

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    There is no way you can make that socially acceptable.

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