My Wedding Wish is an national charity where couples who are facing terminal illness can apply to receive a fully gifted wedding.
Wedding suppliers in Australia are pooling their resources to donate to My Wedding Wish to make dreams come true.
Since 2013 wedding suppliers on the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Toowoomba have come together to gift over $250,000 of beautiful ceremonies to couples who are battling terminal or life threatening illnesses. In June 2016 My Wedding Wish Ltd registered as a national charity and we now gift weddings around Australia, with chapters in each State, run by volunteer State Wish Leaders. You can help us help couples who often can’t afford a beautiful wedding or are too sick or emotionally unable to plan their day, by donating here
How it all happens:
- An application is received into Head Office and the criteria is checked. Here’s the form: Wedding Wish application 2016
- The couple is interviewed and any further medical paperwork is lodged.
- The State Wish Leader is contacted with the couple’s details and a Wish Leader, usually the celebrant, is contacted and begins to organise an awesome wedding team. The Wish Leader then deals directly with the couple to arrange their beautiful day.
Our suppliers are generous of spirit and ask for nothing in return, many do not ask for acknowledgements when the media becomes involved, and they donate their product or services because of their desire to give a hand out to couples in need. Our couples treated with respect and love, and the coming together of family and friends sees all of them grow bigger than their situation.
Founder, Celebrant Lynette Maguire, says a key value of My Wedding Wish is that “everyone deserves a beautiful wedding”. The suppliers and sponsors agree!
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