How to Make Extra Money for a Wedding

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Weddings can be expensive, and not everyone has money to throw around. So how can you afford the wedding of your dreams? A "wedding fund" party is a way to raise money that can be put toward the cost of your wedding and have some fun at the same time. People buy tickets to the party, which is put toward wedding expenses to lessen the burden on you.

Things You'll Need

  • Party snacks and drinks
  • Raffle prizes and tickets
  • Decide on a place to hold the party and pick a date. Look for locations that are not expensive to rent, and shop around for deals on food and drinks for the party. If you have enough room, use your own home or backyard. The lower you can keep your expenses, the more money you can make from the party and put toward your wedding.

  • Pick a reasonable price for the tickets. People are buying them and coming to the party knowing that the money is meant to help pay for the wedding. A common price for wedding fund parties is around $10. If you set the price for tickets too high, you might not get the turnout that you want, and that means you make less money.

  • Pick up a handful of prizes that you can raffle off at the party. You can sell raffle tickets for $2 to $5 per ticket. Don't spend more money on the prizes than you can make from the tickets; otherwise if defeats the purpose of a raffle.

  • Let people know about the party at least a month or two in advance. Invite as many friends and family as you can. The more people who buy tickets, the more money you make. Oftentimes, friends and relatives will buy tickets even if they cannot attend the event, as a favor to the wedding party. So do not forget anyone.

  • Let everyone know about the raffle tickets they will be able to purchase at the party. You should also notify them if you are planning on having a cash bar. This way, people show up to the party with cash in hand, and you do not lose out on opportunities to make some extra wedding money.

Tips & Warnings

  • A wedding fund party is a way to raise money and help you afford your dream wedding, but it is also a party. Enjoy yourself and celebrate your engagement with all of your guests.
  • Do not go overboard planning the party. Keep it simple but fun. The last thing you want is to throw a party that costs you more than you make.
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