Weddings are granted to couples facing terminal illness (where one has been diagnosed with less than five years to live). Couples must be legal US Citizens and over the age of 18 to apply. A limited number of Wishes are also granted to those who have endured serious life-altering circumstances (example: seriously injured military veterans, and those facing extreme hardships). Considered “Special Circumstances”, these types of Wishes are granted based on current resources and availability.
To determine if you qualify for a Wish, the online application must be submitted. Although we do accept applications submitted by hospice workers, we cannot accept wish requests from friends, relatives or otherwise on behalf of a recipient. The Wish Recipient must be the one who applies for the Wish, and must be able to understand the contracts they are entering into. (Hospice Case Workers or full time care takers may also submit on behalf of the couple.)
Incomplete forms will not be considered. The more information you give us, the the easier it will be to expedite the application process. Once your application has been reviewed by the National offices, it will be forwarded (if preliminarily approved) to the President of the regional chapter that would grant your wish. They will contact you for futher information, if necessary.
Wish Upon a Wedding shall never discriminate on the basis of race, creed, sex, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, physical limitations, or disabilities.
While we sympathize with all hardship situations, WE DO NOT GRANT WISHES FOR LACK OF MONEY OR JOB LOSS. Please be sure you have read and understand what is included in each Wish, before applying.