Most couples are usually more than grateful to accept a helping hand from relatives to fund their wedding. And if that dream honeymoon seems a little out of their budget, they may choose to scrimp on other details to have more cash to splash out on a dream destination. But not one English couple.
Wayne and Lyn, from the North West, are asking strangers to give them cash. The couple who have been together for over 13 years (and apparently not learnt to save during this time) hope to raise around £5000 to spend on a honeymoon.
Uneasy about asking friends and family to help out (yet not strangers) and burdened with a heavy mortgage (aren’t we all?) and loans, Wayne thought of the bright idea to sell words and links on a website for cash (that hasn’t been done before has it?)…
The top 30 donaters will have their names/logos printed onto T-shirts which the pair will wear to and from the airport and during their holiday (for around 5 seconds for the snap no doubt).
The pair say that they will donate 10% of the donations over £5000 to Cancer Research.
Confident bride Lyn said "We have to give it a go. Others have succeeded with web sites set up purely to raise funds for themselves – a form of online begging, really." Frankly this is the bit that really annoyed me. They are raising money purely for themselves and they are begging online, masking it with a shaky promise of a donation to a cancer charity whilst they sun themselves somewhere exotic.
Visit them online at Send Us on Honeymoon.com
What do you think? Cheeky entreprenaurs or beggar bowl hypocrites?