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With the cost of today's weddings spiraling to astronomical levels, some couples are now looking for sponsorship to help them have the big day that they have always dreamed of. This new trend of "selling out" on your big day has recently hit America by storm. Enterprising couples promise publicity to companies by mixing business cards with the confetti, a mention in the bride or groom's speech and even a hyperlink on the their wedding day website. Sponsors are also mentioned in the wedding invitations and thank you letters and in some instances, may even be invited to the wedding to network.

According to you and your wedding, the average cost of the big day is now over $25,000. The biggest expenses are the honeymoon and the catering, with wedding dresses costing on average $1500. For some, finding any sort of assistance from sponsors is welcomed with open arms. That said, finding companies who are prepared to invest in your special day is no mean feat. The key is to convince the company that it will be worth their time and money and that a "win win situation" will result. It is, after all, an investment on their behalf, so randomly soliciting them and begging for assistance simply will not wash.

If you are getting nowhere but feel that having corporate sponsorship is for you, you may wish to seek the advice of a wedding planner who specializes in sponsored weddings. They will be able to contact all the companies for you, tie up all the contractual obligations and negotiate the financial assistance or product donations. Ultimately this direction is not for all tastes, but if you are willing to be open minded and a little flexible, a sponsored wedding could just be the icing on the cake!

Caroline Smith is a successful freelance writer who has written many articles for http://www.discount-wedding-dresses.com your one stop source for finding the best deals on the internet for discount wedding dresses, favors, bridal gowns, accessories and more!


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