Sabrina & Wendie's Wedding!
$3,295 of $2,000 goal
When we met and fell in love, a marriage between us would have been legal only in a couple of states in America. Not in Georgia, that's for sure. And not in Texas either. Didn't particularly look like we were going to be able to get legally married anytime soon, either. So we pledged ourselves to one other, and we married in our hearts as people have done throughout history. We knew, and we claimed one another, and that would have to be enough for us.
Then the Supreme Court decided to surprise the hell out of us. Legal marriage huh?
Guess we gotta get legally married. That's where you come in.
If you are reading these words, then you are a part of our lives. You are someone whom we've known, someone with whom we have shared adventures. You are our friend, so you are family to us, as chosen family are all either of us has in this life. We are connected in this life, and our joy brings you the same. So it's a pretty safe assumption that you are happy for us.
While you really would love for you to be here to see us get married- and you are invited- a trip to Dallas, with airfare, transit then a hotel room is a little more hassle than you can really manage right now. Because we have jobs and lives and stuff going on that really don't lend themselves to attending a wedding in a month and a half that you JUST heard about.
I know. Call it awful planning on our part, and look surprised.
Wait, none of you look surprised- ah, you've met us.
Nice and simple, we want to throw a Texas backyard BBQ wedding- a house party like the old days, but this time with a black and white chess theme and it is the two of us finally having our big day that we've still been dreaming about for years. To stand in front of our family and friends and declare our love by pledging ourselves in proper ceremony. It means something, you know? It's part of who we are as humanity.
We'd also like to go to Las Vegas for a three day two night cheapo tourist honeymoon package before we fly back and go to All-Con for a weekend. Because we're geeks, and it's our honeymoon.
So if you want to share our joy, and you wish you could be here, then please, just throw twenty bucks in the kitty. We've clawed our way back from the bottom, but after a few surprises and setbacks we just don't have the savings for this undertaking. So skip a registry- we have plenty of crap already, and a gravy boat isn't what's needed here. Instead, we're putting this up- a GoFundMe to help us throw a wedding and have a little honeymoon.
It is crass to ask for money, and we imagine it is moreso to ask for money for a honeymoon. But we've no parents upon whom to impose, no relatives save all of you. Our day will finally be here, and we sure would love to have just a little honeymoon to go with it- if you could please help.
You can count on getting a nice thank-you card in the mail. And cheesy vacation photos. LOTS of cheesy Vegas honeymoon and convention photos...
Thank you, one and all. We love you all and we definitely feel loved in return, which is the greatest thing you'll ever know.
Now we would like to make good on our promise and send out very nice thank you notes. So please send us a note through gofundme here with your name and address, and we will be getting those thank you cards out. We have an idea or two about these thank you cards we will be assembling this week and we will be sending them out by the end of the week.
Again, thank you one and all for your love, well-wishes and support. We literally couldn't have done it without you, and you were all a very important and welcome part of the very best day of our lives.
It is said that in this life your wealth will be measured by the people in your life- those whose lives you touch, and those who touch your life. And in that regard, along with the love and support we receive from one another, we are truly the richest women in Texas!
From the bottom of our hearts we thank you one and all for such riches.
I am so sorry for the nasty comments idiots made on this campaign. Enjoy your special day, even though we are strangers i came accross this and wish you all the very best in your new adventure! Enjoy your lives together and be merry! We dont have much, having a small baby and all, but i can send all the prayers of blessing on yalls lives! Cheers!
You mean to tell me that two working adults cant come up with $2000 to get married? If you cant afford it save up until you can. A marriage license in Plano Tx costs $81.00!! Have some dignity and pay for the extras yourself. This is the type of stuff that gives go fund me a bad name.
I was researching this site for our daughter and our medical financial difficulties. I saw many good causes. Then I saw these two seemingly intelligent, employed women asking for people to fund their wedding in Vegas. I'm guessing that because it's a gay marriage that increases sympathy, I suppose or marketing. Are you asking family and friends to help and thought this would be the best way to communicate asking for money from them? Or did you just post it hoping anyone would help you with your splurge to Vegas? I'm not sure if this site is real after seeing this post and a few others. If it's a legitimate site. Then ladies I suggest you take the money you raised and contribute it to a worthy cause and wait till you can afford to pay for your own wedding. I guarantee it will make you feel great to give to those who really need it than to be married by contributions. Won't it be fun to make a wedding jar and put your own money into it even if it's just your change? And the satisfaction and pride that you did it together will be a great story to tell people that you donated your wedding contributions to help others and decided to wait. I hope this really is a legitimate way to raise funds from people who want to help worthy causes. But it's not my place to say what is worthy and if helping you two get married made people feel happy helping you achieve that well to each his own. And good luck in you upcoming life together. I do hope you can afford it.
What on earth is up with the hateful comments? This is essentially a Honeyfund, WHICH MANY COUPLES START THESE DAYS, especially when they are adults who already have the necessary items for running a household and don't need a registry. And it was linked from the event page on FB for long-distance friends and family who are invited to the wedding and may want to contribute even if they cannot attend. If other folks stumbled on it and decided to donate, that is lovely, but if you're a stranger and don't think it's a worthy cause, well, that's fine because honestly this wasn't directed at you anyway, and you have every right to donate your money as you see fit. If you're in a position to help someone on this site, it seems more productive to keep your mindset on gratitude and love rather than criticism or negativity.
I recently started surfing GoFundMe for entertainment and boy am I glad I did :) What's the cost of a marriage license in Texas... $50... $100? You could drop $300 at Walmart and feed the entire town of Plano for a week, which leaves the rest for... Vegas! Doubt you're the type that would be staying at Aria or Cosmo. @ $30/night, Circus Circus here we come! The remaining amount should make for a great two hours at the strip club. As well, my rent is due on the 28th this month (NYC is EX-PEN-SIVE!!!!) so please feel free to give back. In all seriousness, I would hope that anyone donating for you to rage in Vegas would consider contributing to a REAL cause like a terminally ill child's med bills or a kitty cat that needs mittens for the winter... you know, like a cause for which this site was actually created. If you saved $200/month each, you could have your dream honeymoon AND your dignity :(
If you don't want to donate, then don't. And get a new hobby besides trolling people who don't give a fig about your snark.
Stupid nasty people cant think of anything better to do with their loser lives than comment with hate. Its pathetic. Wendy and Sabrina are amazing women. They deserve to have a good honeymoon. This is essentially a honeyfund which I did for my wedding and it was perfect. I hope they get all the funds they are asking for plus some. They have worked really hard the last few years just to make ends meet. I know they have struggled and cannot speak highly enough of their work ethic, kind hearts and solid friendship. They have been together for so long, I almost cant remember when they were separate. Now they are far away and that makes me sad, but they are far happier in the place they are now than they were here. While I cannot make their wedding, I can make their honeymoon a wild and lovely ride. It is a beautiful relationship between them and it should be celebrated!