Guest Post By Krista Chapman
There a fabulous new non-profit in town… the Nashville Chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding's first launched in May and have spent the summer slowly making the rounds in Music City. With dream weddings to give, this in one non-profit organization that you need to know about.
They Grant Free Wedding Wishes. That's right, I said free. Wish Upon a Wedding has one goal… to give the gift of a dream wedding to couples facing terminal illness. With so many other circumstances rightfully holding the attention of family and friends, WUAW hopes that with a dream weddings, a day a can be spent celebrating the love, hope and strength crucial to such times of crisis. Fine print does apply; couples must face a terminal diagnosis of less than 5 years and size and scope of wedding donations are somewhat limited. Find out more about applying for a wish for you or someone your love, here.
The Nashville Chapter serves the whole state. One might think that Nashville residency is pre-requisite when applying for a wish. Not the case as, Middle and Eastern portions of the state fall under the jurisdiction of those wedding professionals leading the charge in Music City. While Memphis is set to launch a chapter of their own in the fall to serve the Western side of the state, couples should seek help from the Nashville Chapter in the meantime.
Support comes from local wedding vendors. Though based out of San Francisco, the real foot soldiers of the organization are local chapters, supported by local wedding vendors. With 70 area vendors already committed to helping Tennessee brides, the chapter is amassing quite a militia. Standing ready to help those in need, area florists, wedding planners, rental companies, venues and others are committing to grant wishes. If you or your company is interested in granting wedding wishes to those in need, contact Chapter President, Courtney Hammons for more information at Courtney@amagaicalaffair.com.
What can you do? As with any non-profit, donations in the form of cash are always welcome but considering making a more substantial impact by asking your wedding guests to donate to the organization in lieu of wedding gifts. Mostly importantly, help to spread the word to couples that may not be aware this option exists. Wish Upon a Wedding Nashville holds residence on facebook, making it easy to connect and share with friends and family.
WUAW is the world's first nonprofit wish granting organization, providing weddings and vow renewals to couples facing terminal illness and serious life altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation. Launched in January 2010, local chapters are found across the country. For more information on the organization, visit their website. The touch base with the Nashville Chapter check out their facebook page.
Krista Chapman is a freelance writer, wedding expert and educator based in Nashville, TN with more than 15 years in the biz. She loves travel, wine with bubbles and the Green Bay Packers. Currently, fans keep up with her daily blog posts at www.thepinkbride.com, where you can find advice, planning tips and inspiration related to wedding planning. Her work can also be seen in The Pink Bride Magazine, published locally in various markets across the state of Tennessee.Tags: limousine, nashville wedding limo, pink bride, wedding, wedding transportation