(Closed) Sponsored Wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Money
  • poll: What are your thoughts on getting sponsors for a wedding?
    Why didn't I think of that?!? That's pretty smart! : (13 votes)
    14 %
    Tacky, tacky, tacky : (40 votes)
    43 %
    If you can't afford the wedding, either scale it back or push it back : (29 votes)
    32 %
    It's not for me, but I'm not offended : (10 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1158 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I wouldn’t do it,but to each it’s own…..I am just having a wedding that we can afford.

    Post # 4
    Member
    8438 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Tacky beyond belief. Not suprising though with todays mentality of I want it NOWWWWWW

    Post # 5
    Member
    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I am not part of a business, but my mother is a cake decorator and anyone asking for free services in the exchange for some advertising to maybe about 100-200 guests most of whom will not use their service is pretty expectant IMO. Someone’s personal wedding is not a good enough cause to ask for charity. I think that the wedding should be put on by the bride and groom and their families. No one should be asking for handouts for their wedding that they cannot afford when there are so many other worthy causes. I think if you owned an advertising company or paper and their ads were covered by you and reached thousands of people than that would be a more fair barter.

    Post # 7
    Member
    8438 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @MsLobizon:  I am guessing that business’ that would partake int hat would be looking at the younger market. As in well all their friends are around the same age and are probably considering marriage. But I don’t think that works in this day and age because everyone chooses different periods in their lives to get married- its not a stampeed anymore on the occassions- HS graduation, college graduation etc.

    Post # 8
    Member
    3265 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think it is awful.  It is beyond rude to think/act like a big wedding party is a right.  If they want to get married pay 100 bucks and go to city hall and get hitched.  You are no less married  It sounds like they are confusing marriage with wedding.

    I would be appaled to get an invitation in the mail with sponsors listed on it.  I would probably save them the cost of my dinner plate, and distance myself from them.

     

    Post # 9
    Member
    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Why would anyone sponsor someone else’s wedding? Everyone has their own sob story. I just can’t imagine being a vendor and giving free or discounted services to everyone who claimed they had fallen on hard times.

    Post # 10
    Member
    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Weird. I think people are way to focused on how necessary big weddings are. If you’re married in the end who cares?! Ridiculous to beg and borrow.

    To me that’s like saying, “We really want to have a baby but we can’t afford it, if you sponser us we’ll name our child after your company” “Hey, everyone welcome Pepsi Smith to the world!”

    Post # 11
    Member
    1572 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    tacky.org

    Post # 12
    Member
    1562 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @j_jaye:  This, 100% 

    Post # 13
    Member
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think it’s gross. If you can’t afford a wedding then don’t have one or wait until you can. Having a lavish affair doesn’t make you any more married than a couple who went to the courthouse (pretty sure that costs like under $100). The end result is the same. People who think they’re entitled to these things and expect others to just donate their services need a reality check (and an etiquette book). 

    Post # 14
    Member
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    yikes

     

    Post # 15
    Member
    2849 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Wow, that is crazy! I wonder if anyone actually gets an entire wedding sponsored. I would like to see what it looks like. 

    Post # 16
    Member
    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Exceedingly tacky.  I’ll say it as many times as I have to on this board – fundraising is for charities, not weddings.  Plan the wedding you can afford.

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