Family Sponsored Weddings
(San Antonio, Texas)
I came to your website for ideas and I noticed on your section for getting money, there was no family listed.
I am not suggesting the brides parents pay for everything or the grooms parents.
I am from San Antonio, Texas and here it is very customary for families to pitch in.
You ask a family member to give whatever they can towards the event and on the wedding program you list the sponsors and what they contributed to.
E.G. Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Quintanilla - Flowers.
A lot of the time they choose specifically what they want to sponsor.
The only problem I have ever seen with this is sometimes they want to dictate exactly how you spend the money.
So you have to be clear it is just a donation. There is usually a special toast and photo-op with the sponsors as well.