Sept. 22, 2009
-- A renowned Atlanta wedding planner is organizing one of the most unique wedding events in the nation. From 8:00am Saturday, November 14th, to 12:01am Monday morning, November 16th, Sylvia Wayfer-Clark, owner of "Weddings by Stephanie Marie" will be coordinating 40 non-stop, 1-hour weddings and receptions for 40 couples that will participate in this extraordinary event. This event combines two causes... (1) Helping couples have a wedding and reception that may have been beyond their reach in today’s economic environment, and (2) raising funds and needed household items for the Atlanta Children's Shelter.
While the concept of fundraising isn’t new, “40-40-40 for the children” breaks new ground in fundraiser events. Specifically, “40-40-40”
stands for 40 weddings & receptions in 40 hours for 40 dollars per bride/groom. The format is a “Wed-a-thon”
, where couples will participate in a formal wedding ceremony and reception with the full compliment of traditions – first dance, cutting of the wedding cake, bouquet toss and more.
Sylvia has been in the wedding industry for over 15 years, has coordinated hundreds of weddings and events, and is the founder and national chair of the National Association of Certified Wedding Day Coordinators.
She adds, “I have always been involved in programs and charities that benefit children, and this event gives me the opportunity to help with our critical need to assist children and families that have suffered misfortunes or from abuse. At the same time we can help couples experience a wedding to cherish forever, without the expense of today’s typical costs. It’s a perfect ‘marriage’
of events and I’m so happy to be involved.”
For more information on this event, go to www.40-40-40.com
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Weddings by Stephanie Marie is a full service company that provides professional bridal consulting and planning services for weddings and corporate events.