Wish Upon a Wedding – Atlanta

Yesterday I learned that I have been selected to be the president of the Atlanta chapter for the Wish Upon a Wedding foundation.  I am beyond honored and thrilled.  I knew that I wanted to become a part of a non-profit but made sure to research for a cause I believe in while doing what I love – plan weddings.

Not only is this foundation for a good cause, but the board members are some of the best in the industry.  We plan to launch the Atlanta chapter in January of 2011 but do not be surprised if it happens sooner!

Below is the press release with additional information on the foundation. 

If you are in the Atlanta area and are interested in learning more.  Please feel free to contact me.  It is time for us to change the world!


Introducing Wish Upon a Wedding 
Press Release

America’s Only Wedding Wish Granting Organization!
San Francisco, CA

December 21, 2009

Wish Upon a Wedding is a brand new nonprofit organization, dedicated to granting weddings and civil union ceremonies at destinations across the United States to couples facing life-threatening illnesses.  The organization will begin accepting applications for Wedding Wishes in mid January, 2010.

Founded by wedding planner, Liz Guthrie of San Jose Wedding Consultants, with the hope that no couple should ever be denied the chance to marry the one they love, Wish Upon a Wedding is the only organization of its kind in existence today.

By calling on a regional database of wedding vendors known as "Wish Granters", the organization will be able to grant five types of weddings (from simple to more elaborate), some in as quickly as 48 hours.  How quickly the services are granted, and how detailed the weddings are, depends upon the Wish Recipient’s health condition.

"Many couples cannot afford to get married, due to overwhelming medical bills, particularly those who have been battling life threatening conditions, sometimes for many years, " says Guthrie."Often a person is too sick to even leave their hospital bed, or they may be in hospice care," explains Guthrie, "If their last wishes include marrying their partner who stood by them through their most difficult times, we want to help make that dream come true. What better way to celebrate love than with their closest friends and family, in one of life’s most significant ceremonies?" 

Four chapters will be ready to grant wishes in early 2010, in the following locations: San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Orlando. 

Industry leaders who have joined the cause so far, by leading chapters across the country, include renowned wedding planners Sasha Souza (Founding President), Samantha Goldberg, Elisa Delgardio, and Kevin Covey, and author Sharon Naylor.

Official website launches January 15, 2010. For more information visit the Fan Page or follow Wish Upon a Wedding on Twitter.

For questions email info@wishuponawedding.org

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