National Awareness Week for Wish Upon A Wedding


Back in January we introduced you to the great non-profit organization Wish Upon A Wedding when we attended their launch party. This week, we are more than happy to raise awareness for this wonderful cause by providing more information and reminding wedding professionals what they can do to help.

Wish Upon A Wedding was founded January 2010 in San Francisco, CA by a group of wedding and business entrepreneurs, 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, regardless of sexual orientation.

They now have twenty chapters nationwide, headed by some of the industry’s most renowned leaders with plans to expand to over 40 chapters worldwide.

Sasha Souza, National President & SF Bay Area President
Kevin Covey, LA/Orange County
Stella Inserra, New York
Ivy Robinson, The Carolinas
Eliana Baucicault, Atlanta
Mary Alice Sublett, Tennessee
Heather Hamilton Sims, Houston
Mark Kingsdorf, Philadelphia
Shelby Tuck Horton, DC
Elisa Delgardio, Orlando
Ali Phillips, Chicago
Daniela Isabella Ferdico Fagét, Seattle

Forming Additional Chapters:
Other chapters opening soon include Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Boston, Colorado, Arizona, Portland, Miami, St. Louis, Ohio and Nevada.  They are also planning to open chapters in other areas depending on need including international chapters. If you wish to start a chapter, please fill out the online form for consideration.

Who Is Behind Wish Upon A Wedding?
Many influential people in the industry are beginning to endorse Wish Upon A Wedding, and you can find those endorsements on their website. They also have amazing people sitting on their Boards and Advisory Panels throughout the US, such as Dana Larue Stiebel “Broke-Ass Bride” {LA Chapter PR Chair}, Leila Khalil {National PR Advisor}, Beth Helmstetter {National Outreach Director}…just to name a few of their amazing friends and advisors. They would love to have you join as well, either as a board member or wish granter!

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 Wish Upon a Wedding destination)

How Can You Grant Wishes?
As the organization is growing, Wish Granters are needed in all locations. Please apply online today to start helping make Wedding Wishes come true. In two weeks, Wish Upon A Wedding will be granting the very first wish. To read more about that wish and the couple please visit the website.

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