Wish Upon a Wedding, the nonprofit organization that grants weddings to couples facing terminal illness or other drastic life-changing challenges, is now up and running in all 50 states, which is pretty awesome—and since our Philly branch is currently revving up outreach as we head into the spring season, we here at PW wanted to help get the word out!
Our local chapter—which functions completely on the donated time and effort of volunteers; I'm filled in, for example, on the recent happenings of WUWP by their PR Rep Chad Weldon, who just so happens to own The Master's Baker in West Chester—has events from time to time to give wedding professionals an overview of how the whole process works and how they can get involved. (There's one this week, actually, but registry is already closed!) So if you are a wedding vendor who is interested in donating your services towards a wedding wish for a local couple, you can go here to see all the ways there are to do this and jump on board!
And, if you are part of a local couple dealing with a terminal illness (or another life-altering circumstance, such as military personnel struggling with a serious injury), and are interested in applying for a "wish," you can read more about the parameters and fill out an application here. (You'll notice this disclaimer there, too, which we love: Wish Upon a Wedding shall never discriminate on the basis of race, creed, sex, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, physical limitations, or disabilities.)
We'll be sure to keep you posted on any big news coming out of the Philly chapter as they work to make this happen!