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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-18-2010, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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CP, will you sponser my wedding?

I was thinking you could give away free jackets as party favors, and let me ride off into the sunset on a chromed/stretched busa.

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Can't Afford Dream Wedding? Get a Sponsor
Couples Make Corporate Deals to Afford Big Day

21 comments By DAVID MUIR
July 11, 2006
PrintRSSFont Size: Share:EmailTwitterFacebookMoreFarkTechnoratiGoogle LiveMy SpaceNewsvineRedditDeliciousMixxYahooSome enterprising couples have invited more than close friends and relatives to their weddings -- they've also welcomed corporate sponsors.

"We came up with a way to have our dream wedding and not spend $100,000, like it would have cost," said Dave Kerpen.

He and his wife traded vows at home plate at KeySpan Park in Brooklyn, N.Y., in front of 7,000 baseball fans, including 500 of their own guests. The price: $20,000.

They each work in sales and found sponsors who provided the dress, rings and flowers in exchange for the opportunity to advertise at their affair. "It was attractive due to the fact that there were 7,000 people there," said Jennifer Caccavo of 800Flowers.com.

To secure the location, they contacted the stadium manager. Kerpen said when they asked if they could turn the entire game into a promotion, "he loved it."

"He said, 'We should do bobbleheads,'" said Kerpen.


From Star Jones to the World
The idea of sponsoring a wedding may have your head spinning, but it's growing in popularity.

The practice was first championed by controversial TV host Star Jones, and now couples across the country are bartering their big day.

One Akron, Ohio, bride told us she bartered her gown and received the dress she had desired since she was "a little girl."

She had invitations sponsored by the Paper Mill of Akron, after a lengthy search. "Probably in a two-month period I spent six to eight hours on the phone every day Monday through Friday," said bride Christina Crosier.

By the time she walked down the aisle, her $30,000 wedding carried a price tag of $5,000.

She and other brides and grooms may tell you this was their way of affording the wedding of their dreams, but etiquette experts argue a blessed event is being turned into a business deal.

"You should either cut your guest list and have a smaller wedding or have it be something that is very low key and relaxed," said Carley Roney, editor in chief of TheKnot.com. "Have hamburgers and hot dogs before you have a sponsored wedding."
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-18-2010, 03:37 PM
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jackets as party favors?!?!?!?!?! come on. keychains is where its at.

@ pocket rockets... yowza.

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Also, if you act fast enough, I may be able to convince her to ride down the aisle on a YZF 125 but Budweiser is also going after that spot with one of thier clydesdales.
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She can walk down the aisle like that, and a CP sticker on her ass. Done.

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Sweet! Since that is a prime piece of real estate, you'll be paying for the food? I think we only have around 175 people so I think we can get away for about $15,000. Oh, and it has to be in cash because thanks to recent threads I can no longer take checks.
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