Sarah Hubbell, current Editor in Chief of Emma Magazine, began planning her wedding in 2008 and noticed the event industry needing a push to do more to give back. She planned the very first event and it raised several thousand dollars for a very deserving charity.
This event, Give Get Wed, formally I Do. Wedding Charity Auction, consists of wedding industry vendors that are screened first by the committee of planners, then freely donate a good or service to the auction. The event itself is a cocktail style atmosphere with music, beverages and delicious bites but the real fun is when the wedding couples arrive to start bidding on the items present to them. In 2015, over $15,000 was raised and donated to Hopice of the Valley and we are so happy that they again will be our adopted organization this year.
This event simply can't be even fathomable if it wasn't for the thousands of hours dedicated to the volunteers, donors, media relations and committee members. They are truly the reason why this is a success.