I'd like to give a shout-out to a new organization called Wish Upon A Wedding. It was founded in San Francisco, CA, in January of 2010, by a group of wedding and business entrepreneurs I know and is America’s FIRST nonprofit wedding wish granting organization, producing weddings and civil union ceremonies at destinations across the United States for individuals facing terminal illness.
Wish Upon A Wedding now boasts twenty chapters nationwide, headed by some of the industry’s most renowned leaders with plans to expand to over 40 chapters worldwide.
How Wishes are Granted
To qualify for Wishes, applicants must be unmarried legal citizens of the United States, over the age of 18, who have been diagnosed with less than three years to live. Couples can be granted wishes either in the chapter where they live or in a chapter of their choosing as long as they are able to make the trip.
Couples can simply apply online to request one of three wedding types:
- URGENT (Up to 10 guests, in hospital or at bedside)
- BOUTIQUE (up to 25 guests, in home town of applicant)
- ROMANTIC (Up to 50 guests, at any WUW destination)
How Can You Grant Wishes?As the organization is building, Wish Granters are needed in all locations. Please see the many ways you can contribute online today to start helping Wedding Wishes come true.
On March 13, Wish Upon A Wedding will be granting the very first wish! To read more about that wish and the couple please visit the website.