Wish Upon a wedding is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that grants weddings and vow renewals to couples facing serious illness or a life-altering circumstance.
Wish Upon a Wedding has helped over 110 couples say “I Do” since its launch in January 2010.
At Wish Upon a wedding, we believe that two people in love should never be denied the chance to marry their soul mate, and Wish Upon a Wedding provides this opportunity to those who have endured far greater challenges than many of us could possibly imagine.
In 2009, founder, Liz Guthrie, was producing a large scale wedding giveaway in San Francisco, she realized that there are so many couples in need, and so many generous business owners offering to donate their time and services to a deserving couple. She found herself wishing there was a way to donate dream weddings to couples across the country.
Out of the 350 couples that entered the giveaway, one bride-to-be stood out in her mind.
Vanessa was battling Stage IV Hodgkin’s Lymphoma while her fiancé, an officer in the US Air Force, was deployed overseas. This couple won the Giveaway through public voting, and it was their Love Story that ultimately inspired the creation of Wish Upon a Wedding. Liz felt that there was so many other couples that deserved a day away from their illness. She created Wish Upon a Wedding with this in mind and to this day Wish Upon a Wedding has granted just under 100 wedding wishes.
Wish Upon a Wedding allows countless of other wedding and hospitality professionals, to help people celebrate love, while encouraging those in the event planning industries to give selflessly to others.