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How do you set up an online wedding fund as opposed to a traditional registry?

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To set up an online wedding fund instead of a traditional registry, a couple needs to create an account on a wedding or personal fundraising site, including pictures and information about the wedding, and set specific funding goals. Popular wedding fundraising sites include GoFundMe.com, HoneyFund.com, DepositAGift.com, MyRegistry.com and GoGetFunding.com.

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The first step to creating an online wedding fundraiser is to choose a single site to host the project. While couples are able to host fundraisers on multiple sites, focusing on a single site allows the couple to unify promotion efforts to one location and ensure that the project meets its financing goals. Most sites require users to reach a specific funding goal in order to access the money, which means that operating multiple sites decreases the couple's chances of meeting the goal on each site.

Once the couple picks a site, they need to customize the fundraising page with pictures of themselves and a description of their situation. The description needs to explain why they are asking for funding and include clear, actionable goals they wish to reach, such as a specific honeymoon destination or paying for airfare to fly family out to the wedding. Once the couple completes the page, they need to link a bank account, debit card or credit card to the account in order to receive the funds and then share the page with friends and family.

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