Go Fund My Wedding follows adorable and deserving couples that need a little help raising cash for their big day, and they are willing to do almost anything to get it!
It all starts with a touching love filled video posted online, telling the back story of a prospective couple, letting everybody know just how much they love each other and ending up with their plea for a little help to make their wedding day a wonderful one. Then they post it to a popular crowd-sourcing site like gofundme.com sending out the official ask to friends, family the greater community, maybe even the world, to kick in some money to kick-start the wedding.
The fun starts when those willing to donate throw a few challenges the way of the happy couple. Like the Groom’s Bikini challenge when the groom-to-be’s office buddies decide they will chip in 500 bucks... but only if he agrees to wear a bikini to work! It doesn’t have to stop there - the buddies could challenge each other to wear a bikini to their usual pub night and ask the crowd at the bar to kick in the money to the fund.
The bride of course would face challenges tailored for her and her supporters. Bride and bridesmaids ride horses naked down the main street of town for $1000 bucks? You bet they will. Do a polar bear swim in the middle of winter? Dance for 24 hours in a local car dealership window? Set up a dunking booth in the town square? These love-struck couples will do anything for a buck.
The couple will also be willing to offer up roles in the wedding to the highest bidder. You want your pug Mr. Darcy to be the ring bearer for the ceremony– for 100 bucks the job is his. You want a dance with the bride to the song of your choice - 40 bucks says you will be cutting a rug on the big night.
Donors might be encouraged to support their personal choices. The bride could pose in three different dresses with three different price tags, asking donors to vote with their dollars to make sure she sports their favorite on her big day. Tradespeople looking for publicity could be encouraged to offer up services with a cash value; a free bouquet from a new florist in town, or a great home baker could offer up a cake.
It’s a DIY situation all around.
In some cases the bride or groom can’t be on hand to help raise the money. Maybe she is in the military, and posted far away. He may be working on off shore rigs or undergoing medical treatment. Then we will see the power of love as friends and family get into the act throwing flash mobs, bake sales and movie nights to help raise cash and publicize the campaign.
In every case a date would be set for the wedding and as the dollars rise the clock ticks down to the final hour. We’ll follow the roller coaster emotional ride whether donations flow or just trickle in. However much money they have raised determines the price tag of the celebration. It’s a last minute scramble to pull it all together but even if the money raised is low - we’ll make sure that no matter how simple the ceremony – the day is full of family, friends, laughter and tears of joy proving that love is the richest component of any wedding.