Get Hitched, Give Hope : How I give back to the community

 

THANK YOU FOR ALL WHO HELPED US RAISE $40K OVER OUR GOAL!

We raised $140,000 to help grant wishes via the Dream Foundation at the 2016 Gala, and now we are getting running on our 10th anniversary event which will be even better !

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What is Get Hitched Give Hope?

I think it's important that people find something in their community where they feel they can give back and help make their community better and hopefully shine light on the lives of others in some way, and for me that way of giving back is through Get Hitched, Give Hope.

Back in 2007 a handful of wedding professionals in the Seattle area (not me, but some of my closest friends) had a conversation over wine (because yes!) about how we, as the Seattle wedding industry,  should give back to the community and that was how Get Hitched, Give Hope was born.

They decided to create a non profit and have a charity gala in the fall of that year bringing together some of Seattle's top wedding and events professionals to donate products and services that are wedding and event specific to the auction which would benefit the Dream Foundation.

In Fall of 2007, the first Get Hitched, Give Hope happened and they raised $25,000 to help the Dream Foundation grant wishes to adults with life shortening illnesses.

I volunteered to help out at the gala that first year, and I was hooked! I knew this was an amazing organization that would not only bring give the ability for people to get great deals on their wedding day services and go to a ridiculously fun party, but more importantly, would raise money to help those at the end of their lives.

Now in 2016, we are about to have our 9th annual gala with a goal of over $100,000 and we've to date raised over $650,000 to grant wishes for those in need.

There really isn't anything better than being able to help a couple at the beginning of their lives together via the auction, while also knowing that we are granting wishes for people and couples who are facing the end of their lives together.

 

 
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Why GHGH?

Since that first year, I've been fortunate enough to participate in GHGH each year. From either being a bistro sponsor, where I've donated full day wedding packages (like this year!) or by being on a team helping  put the event on. 

This year 2016, the 9th annual gala, I've been honored to work as the VP of Procurement being the head of the team bringing in all our live and silent auction sponsors  as well as raffle and swag. 

It's a big job that we do, and being that this is a 100% volunteer organization, it really is a labor of love that we are all epically proud of.

 

This year not only am I VP of Procurement, I am also donating a full day wedding photography package for 2017. Click the link to find out more!

When is GHGH?

2017 Date is November 2, 2017 and I will have updated info up when we get it!


Get your tickets here for the 2016 event.  -- online sales end 48 hours before the event, but tickets are available at the door as well

Is it past11/10/16 ? Then come to the site for the recap video and see what it's all about! 

 


What if you are already married but still want to support?

We LOVE you and please do come! The event is a spectacular night of fun, and for a good cause, so even if your wedding has past, or you are not quite to that milestone yet, it's okay, you'll still have a fabulous time and it's all for charity anyhow! Promise!

One thing we know is that people like to party, so Get Hitched Give Hope is known as a fabulous party as well as a charity auction. We also know that plenty of the people who support us are not necessarily getting married, and that is why almost 50% of the items we have for auction are not wedding specific. Party specific, maybe! Fun specific yes! Prettiness yes!


Planning a wedding? Bid on it all!

  • Wedding & Engagement Photography
  • DJ and MC services 
  • Planners
  • Wedding Cakes
  • Rehearsal Dinner and Venues
  • Customized welcome gifts
  • Stationary 
  • Hotel Stays
  • Event rentals (for any ol party)
  • Weekend Getaways
  • Desserts
  • Custom classes for floral design
  • custom culinary class
  • Beautiful jewelry.  Some of it custom for just our event!
  • Bar service (for any size of party!)
  • did we mention jewelry? 

 

Not Planning a wedding? Bid on:

  • Hotel Stays.... so many hotel stays!
  • Event rentals (for any ol party)
  • Weekend Getaways
  • Desserts
  • Professional portrait sessions and headshot sessions
  • Brunch for a group at a top Seattle restaurant
  • Dinner for a couple at a top Seattle restaurant
  • Custom classes for floral design
  • Photobooths
  • custom culinary class
  • wine and moonshine (not together :)
  • Bow ties
  • Wallets
  • Beautiful jewelry.  Some of it custom for just our event!
  • Bar service (for any size of party!)
  • did we mention jewelry?