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Philadelphia couple wants businesses to sponsor their wedding


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David Grzybowski and his fiancée Jodi Gilbert are taking a unique approach to planning their June 2018 wedding, having businesses and retailers sponsor the event with social media advertising as the tradeoff.


After Grzybowski popped the question last June, Gilbert said she posted a picture on Facebook with the hashtag, “#LookingForWeddingSponsors” and it stuck.


Now the Philadelphia natives are hearing from plenty of local companies who want to be a part of their big day.


“Every couple of seconds we’re getting DM’d, we love it,” Grzybowski told the Daily News.


“I had someone reach out about makeup for the wedding who works with organizations that help kids who are sick go to Disney,” Gilbert said. “I’m really looking forward to working with local organizations that provide opportunities to other people like that.”

Groom David Grzybowski and bride Jodi Gilbert are attempting to have companies sponsor their upcoming June 2018 wedding.

(Courtesy of Bryant Szabo)


The couple said that they’ve booked and paid for their venue and Gilbert’s dress but the rest of the goods and services for their pending nuptials will (hopefully) be provided to them in exchange for social media coverage.


“Our family and friends love it; we had to explain it to them that we’re asking people (wedding guests) to interact,” Gilbert told the News. “Whatever kinds of services they (businesses) want to offer, they’re giving us a service that we’ll promote through social media.”


And they each have a background in professional fields that are proving useful in their sponsorship endeavor. Gilbert works in public relations and Grzybowski in TV. They’ve heard from all different kinds of companies, like jewelers, makeup artists, a power washing company and a bike shop, but are hoping a few more well-known brands will step up to the table.


“Now that we’ve had more eyeballs on us, if there’s a big company that really gels with us, a cool brand we also gel with, like Nike or Under Armour,” Grzybowski said, “we’d love to talk to them and get them on board.”

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