(Closed) Wedding Sponsors

posted 9 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Are you talking about finding a sponsor to pay for your wedding?

I think you’re better off working with the money you have and can afford than looking for help outside of your families. 

Post # 4
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1962 posts
Buzzing bee

Some couple got Dr. Pepper to sponsor their wedding.  Umm, try google to search out articles if this is something you are serious about pursuing.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

hmm never heard of this before. Very interesting!

If you can find someone that would be pretty neat….to each their own!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Thats actually not too bad – unless your wedding looks like you’re at some sporting event (where they show so much advertising for different products)

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think it’s better to plan a wedding on your own, without sponsors. You can always have a small wedding now and a really nice 1st anniversary party or something.

Other than that Dr. Pepper wedding, I’ve never heard of any other wedding with sponsors, so it might take some legwork to find a company willing to do it.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I’ve never heard of this before.  I suppose you could always ask around to vendors about opportunities for sponorship. 

Personally, I’d probably rather work with whatever budget we had available, instead of hoping to find something else.  I know we had to make some tough budget decisions, but we really had a great wedding, even paying just on our own. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

I think it would be easier to find sponsors on the small business level if you’re going to be looking into this.  We’re still in progress with a little plan of ours, but we’re hoping that it works out.  We are big wine enthusiasts, and our venue allows us to bring in our own wine.  We are trying to work out with a local wine store to "sponsor" the wine at our wedding; giving us a discount on our wine purchase…and in exchange we’re going to hire 1 or 2 of their employees to work our tasting table to tell our guests more info about each wine, etc…and we’ll feature the store’s name at the station as well (and on the info cards we make about the wine).  It wouldn’t be a huge sponsor, but I’m attempting to get any held that I can!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Hmmm, I never heard of vendors or small businesses sponsoring a wedding.

I am latino and in our culture you have sponsors called "Padrinos". You can ask them to sponsor on anything. Usually you have one for the various ceremony items like the lasso and Jaras (13 coins). Also for the dance hall, food, photography, dress, shoes, etc. My parents have been padrinos several times for various things. In hispanic families I think it is custom to ask close family members and freinds to be padrinos. Then, you mention them in your wedding program just like you do your wedding party and what aspect of the wedding they contributed. We really hadn’t planned on having sponsors because we both hate asking people for money (this is basically what you are doing), but I have had at least 3 people mention to me that if we need "padrinos" they would be happy to sponsor us. I always thought it was a cultural thing.

Is this what you are talking about?

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Consider working with amatuer professionals who are trying to build their portfolio, etc. and they tend to have lower rates so instead of having your wedding turn into a branding fest – consider helping out someone who is seeking experience & can be easy on your budget.

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