Tying the knot can be one of the most exciting times in a person’s life. After months or even years of planning for a wedding, many couples look forward to the chance to relax, let loose, and enjoy being newlyweds on their honeymoon.
Affording the getaway isn’t always easy, however. According to About Travel, the average amount spent on a traditional American wedding is $32,641. After the big day, there isn’t much left over to spend on the honeymoon. Many couples forego the chance to travel to their dream honeymoon destination because they aren’t aware of the options available to them. But luckily honeymoon fundraising is a great alternative for couples who can’t afford their dream vacation.
The following is our list of tips on how to fundraise for your honeymoon so you can turn your dream into a reality.
1. Set Up a Free YouCaring Fundraiser
To raise money for your honeymoon, start with choosing the right platform. Unlike other crowdfunding websites, YouCaring has zero platform fees. This means that you keep the 5%-10% of funds raised that other sites will take from your fundraiser. The extra funds can be spent on a fun activity for two or an extra night at the hotel during your honeymoon.
2. Start with a Goal
Couples spend an average of $4,466 on a honeymoon, according to About Travel. After choosing a destination, research the cost of airfare, hotel, food, drinks, and activities to determine an appropriate goal for your fundraiser.
3. Write Your Description
Writing your fundraiser’s story is one of the most important aspects of your fundraiser. In 400 words or more, explain to your potential donors the reason for launching your fundraiser. Including a breakdown of the costs will help donors understand exactly how their donations will be used.You can also ask for donations to your YouCaring honeymoon fundraiser in lieu of wedding gifts, especially if your home is already stocked with the essentials.
4. Add Your Fundraiser to Your Wedding Website
Many couples choose to create a wedding website as a way to keep guests informed about wedding details. Be sure to add the link to your fundraiser in the registry section to inform guests of how you’d like to receive gifts in the form of donations. Add information about your destination and how grateful you will be for their contribution.
5. Share with Wedding Guests
Sharing your fundraiser via email or social media is the most effective way to generate donations. Data shows that every Facebook share of a YouCaring fundraiser raises $37 on average toward a cause. Encourage your guests to share the fundraiser as well to reach a larger community.
Affording your dream honeymoon may be difficult, but leveraging YouCaring can help make your newlywed vacation a reality.