It seems like all good ideas are hatched over a bottle of wine. In late 2007 a few of us wedding gals were sharing a bottle (or two) and a lightbulb materialized above our heads–“Wouldn’t it be great if we could make an event that would bring members of the local wedding community together AND raise money for a great cause?” It was a brand new idea–there was nothing like it in our area–and that’s how Get Hitched, Give Hope came about.
On October 23rd of 2008 we had our first event. It was a big fun swanky party where brides bid on things they needed for their weddings (flowers, cakes, photography, DJs, etc.) and helped us raise $30,000 for an incredible charity called the Making Memories Foundation. The brides got some incredible deals–up to 70% off retail prices from some of Seattle’s most incredible wedding vendors. (Ridiculous, right?!?)
Get Hitched, Give Hope is a 501(c)3 organization, and we maximize our fundraising by working on a 100% volunteer basis. Every auction item, raffle prize, and hour of behind-the-scenes work is donated by generous members of the wedding community. This year’s event is on October 29th at the amazing Dome Room at the Acrtic Club Hotel. Buy your tickets today and we’ll see you there!