Wow. This blog has only been up for a few hours and I’ve received an overwhelming response! Thanks for reading!
To respond to many of your emails – Of course I don’t EXPECT other brides-to-be to fork over a dollar. And kudos to you for ponying up the cash yourselves. I’m just putting it out there. I was thinking this afternoon as I was contemplating how to achieve the wedding of my dreams that if some random blog readers happened upon my page and were feeling froggy, they might be moved to send a buck. I mean, it’s a dollar. Donate if you want to; don’t if you don’t want to.
I could certainly take a ride down to the local courthouse and exchange vows and save myself a lot of money, time, and aggravation. But I don’t want to – and with or without YOUR dollar, loving hater – I will make my wedding happen. It’s a tough economy and I’m nervous to drop a ton of cash on our wedding – I think everyone could use some help, no?
I do want a stunning wedding. I want it to be on a Saturday evening, not a Sunday morning. I want it to be in a gorgeous space. I want to pay for food that my guests will enjoy. Can I afford exactly what I want right this second? Nope. Hence, this experiment. Again, if you don’t want to donate, DON’T. But – it’s good karma. I’d totally donate a dollar to someone’s wedding fund. 🙂
For all the love mail and donations… THANK YOU!!! I’m honestly touched by the kindness and generosity of perfect strangers and can’t wait to be in a position to take my experiment to the next level by helping another bride pay for her dream wedding. Good vibes to all!
PS – Brides-to-be: What part of your wedding is an absolute priority? Dress? Flowers? What are you willing to skimp on? Any creative ideas to share?