100% of your donation will be used toward our programs since our organization is run 100% by volunteers.
In 2020 wedding cake designer, Leia Perez inspired businesses and wedding industry professionals to donate their money and services to host a free wedding to a deserving couple in need. This was a gift that was intended to celebrate one deserving couple but the designer received many amazing love stories making it difficult to just choose one, and thus Wedding Wish was formed.
“This project is dedicated to the many survivors, and sadly to the ones we’ve lost to cancer. It’s hard enough planning a budget-conscious wedding without the additional struggles of medical hurdles and bills. We just want to help where we can.”
Through the generous support of our volunteer and donation-based network, we want to help couples facing serious illness and life-altering health circumstances have a truly memorable celebration of their love. The goal is to partner with other local wedding industry professionals with a vision to give couples and their loved ones a day away from serious illness. Due to health-related circumstances outside of their control, the couples we are trying to honor have endured far greater challenges than many of us could possibly imagine and we aim to celebrate their love for one another.
We envision for each couple a day that provides a temporary escape from worry and creates a positive memory during a difficult time. Memories have magical powers. Long after the day is gone, the memories linger – memories of the kindness of a stranger, of the beauty of the decor, of the cake being cut and shared between you, of the smiles and laughs on the dance floor, of a truly love filled experience. These memories are our vision for each Wedding Wish.
We treat all our clients, donors and staff with dignity, respect, kindness, encouragement and compassion. Each year, we aim to partner with various local and national 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations to provide financial support. Types of beneficiaries we will fund include engaged individuals/couples with serious health issues, specifically pertaining to the top two causes of death in women: cancer and heart disease
These fundraising events contribute to Wedding Wish programs
Apply for a Wish
When you are facing a serious illness or life-altering health circumstance, often times the last thing you are typically thinking about is planning a wedding or celebration of the love you share with your partner. We understand this and want to help.
We welcome any application that is in support of our mission to help those facing serious illness or life-altering health circumstances. We do not consider financial hardships or job loss alone a life-altering health circumstance. Please understand that we do ask for a doctor’s verification as part of our application process. This helps us ensure that we are able to continue to help couples who are impacted by severe health-related issues.
We encourage you to read the basic requirements for wish recipients prior to submitting your application.
A member of our team will reach out to you to let you know what the next steps are. If you are selected as a finalist, you will be asked to have your doctor submit a verification form (which we will send to their practice directly). You may want to consider giving your doctor a head’s up at your next visit that this may be coming in the next 1-2 weeks from Wedding Wish.
Not all applications will be approved. Wedding Wish reserves the right to deny or cancel a Wish at any time. Wish recipients must comprehend, agree to and comply with the terms of all applications and contracts they sign throughout the Wish granting process.
Wedding Wish Grants Will Cover the Cost of Sunday – Thursday Weddings Including: Guest List up to 50 Guests, Wedding Planner, Venue, Officiant, Catering, Wedding Cake, Photographer, Videographer, Florist, Stationery, DJ or Music, Bride’s Hair and Makeup
Wedding Wish Gallery
Photos from Granted Wedding Wishes
Wedding Wish Sponsor Network
Through the generosity of wedding industry professionals, corporate sponsors, partnerships, and volunteers, we are able to grant weddings and vow renewals to deserving couples. Please Consider Joining Our Network
DJ Ruben Jackson
Maria Del Pilar
Blue’s Traveling Jewels
Branner Creative Events
Two Titmice Vodka
Hayven Mobile Spa
infinite Wishes Foundation
No Limit Health & Education
Memory Madness Photo
Orlando Brow Lounge
One Stop Salon
Pastor Danny Figueroa
Spice House Catering
Styles by April
The Ginger Officiant
Unique Touch Events
Meet our Board
Our Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders with expertise in a wide range of areas, including training, advocacy, education, finance & business management. They bring a wealth of experiences and expertise to Wedding Wish, united by their passion for our mission. It’s our pleasure to introduce them to you.
Mental Health Director
Wedding Wish Inspo Blog