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REAL COUPLES | REAL WEDDINGS

WISH UPON A WEDDING

“Romantic Wish”

Wish Upon a Wedding (WUW), an organization founded by Liz Guthrie in January 2010 in Santa Clara, California, offers couples facing terminal illness and critical life-altering circumstances the gift of a dream wedding or vow renewal. The group celebrates these Wish Recipients’ courage and spirit and helps them create cherished memories. Volunteers from the wedding/hospitality industries provide the products and services to make these dreams come true. 

Location:   Can be a destination wedding   (upon approval of the Wish Recipient’s physician and the WUW board.)

Who Can Apply:

Contact Wish Upon a Wedding 877.305.WISH P.O Box 1141 Santa Clara, CA 95052 www.wishuponawedding.org

Includes: (see “Boutique Wish” above) Extras: (as funds allow) Transportation to wedding for up to 4 people; up to 3 nights’ accommodations (two hotel rooms) for up to four 4 people (including Recipients.)  ___________________

Adults 18 and over.

Wish Upon a Wedding Chapters:

Legal United States citizens.

Couples must reside in any of WUW’S chapter locations, or marry within 300 miles. For same-gender couples, WUW may provide transportation to one of the “legal” states, at this time including Connecticut, District of Columbia, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont.

At least one person must be diagnosed with less than five years to live, or be experiencing serious life-altering circumstances. WUW and affiliates do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, national or ethnic origin, physical limitation, disability, or sexual orientation. How to Apply: www.wishuponawedding.org   Types of Wishes:

“Boutique Wish”

- An intimate event where one of the recipients has been given less than three years to live. Guest Count (including Recipients): 25 people Location:   Wedding conducted within 100 miles of the Wish Recipients’ residence. (Please see “Chapters” section below regarding special circumstances allowing same-gender couples to marry in “legal” states.) Includes:  Wedding planner, venue, caterer, rentals, photographer, videographer, cake, gown{s}, tuxedo{es}, officiate, florist, stationery designer, DJ/musicians, hair/makeup, and transportation as determined by couple and WUW. May also include: Lighting design, entertainment, event designer, child care. Extras: (As WUW funding allows): Transportation to wedding for up to 4 people; up to 2 nights’ accommodations (up to two rooms) for up to 4 people (including Recipients.)

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- A larger event for up to 50 people.

Chapter locations: Atlanta California, Northern California, Southern Carolinas Chicago   Colorado Houston Las Vegas Ohio Orlando Philadelphia {Delaware, Pennsylvania, S. Jersey} Portland Seattle South Florida Washington D.C. {Maryland, DC, Virginia, W. Virginia} Launching in 2011: Dallas Indianapolis Massachusetts Minnesota New Jersey   New Orleans New York North Carolina South Carolina Coming Soon: Arizona Memphis Michigan Nashville

Volume 5, Issue 2  

Autumn/Winter 2010

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