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Crowdfunding A Wedding: How Couples Can Save Money

Credit: Brian McEntire / Stocksy

Credit: Brian McEntire / Stocksy

With the average cost of a wedding hovering just under $30,000, getting married can be a pricey proposition. Invitations, photographers, musicians, decor… it all adds up. To help pay for their ceremonies and receptions, many couples, like Bear and Holly, are now skipping tradition and instead turning to friends (and strangers!) to help bring their dream weddings to life.

No only does crowdfunding help couples out financially, Good Morning America notes in a new segment, but it also helps donors and participants feel more involved and engaged in the overall wedding experience. Melissa Heer, who used Crowdtilt to fund her honeymoon, adds that she and her now-husband loved the “community” feel of using crowdfunding and that it helped create “something really beautiful.”

Crowdfunding different parts of a wedding can also be incredibly practical. Some bridesmaids have even pooled funds to get their bride a wedding planning for a day and older couples have used group-funded gifts to secure a nicer location. The options are limitless!

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Krista

Crawling for Cancer: 40 Pitchers of Beer, 2 Great Teams + 1 Cool Cause

Crawling for Cancer

Georgia O’Brien is a cheerful, Texan tilter who recently rallied more than 20 of her colleagues to “Crawl for Cancer” on Austin’s famed 6th Street. In a single afternoon, their two teams hit up a combined 10 pubs, and downed an impressive 40 pitchers of beer – all while raising money for a great cause!

Inspired by Georgia’s enthusiasm and flawless organizational efforts, we reached out to get the deets on how she made the pub crawl happen. Whether you’re planning a night of bar hopping with friends, a celebration, or thinking about a similar fundraiser, her tips are sure to help you get started.

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