Raising Money For The Victims Of The Nepal Earthquake

Fundraising With Shareagift

This week we spoke to Gaurav and Lana about their campaign to raise money for the people of Nepal following the deadly earthquake that shattered the country in April, killing more than 9,000 people and injuring more than 23,000.

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1 – What gave you the idea to create a page and start collecting money for Nepal?

We were both extremely fortunate to meet the lovely and warm people of Nepal in November 2013 and were overwhelmed with concern and grief when we saw the country completely devastated from the quakes.

Being the people we are, we could not go on enjoying our rather comfortable Western living being fully aware that there are lovely people somewhere who have just lost everything which they need to have a meaningful existence. Hence we have made a conscious decision to forego wedding gifts, and instead use our wedding for raising funds for the victims of the recent deadly Nepal earthquakes.

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2 – Why did you choose Shareagift?

Two reasons – word of mouth and all the positive messages associated with the website from its user community. We really felt comfortable in Shareagift’s ability to make our friends and family feel secure about their donations, as well as the ease of making transactions. The deal clincher were the numerous success stories which we read about on the website itself.

3 – How helpful has this page been in collecting money together?

Well, we have really just begun socialising the website. Our wedding is in November so we hope people will donate generously once we get closer to the date.

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4 – How much of an impact will this money have on the Nepal quake victims?

We think given the monetary exchange rate and the relative higher appreciation of daily essentials in Nepal, this money will make a huge difference to people who are worried how they will put food on the table while trying to rebuild their lives and existence.

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5 – If you were to set up a new Shareagift page what and who would it be for?

We think this is a great platform to raise money for charitable causes and will definitely look to leverage it again more frequently for them. Generally I think the world could do with a lot more karmic thought and action.

For more information and to help Gaurav and Lana raise money for the victims of the Nepal earthquake visit their page.

If you have a cause close to your heart that you would like to start raising money for, head on over to Shareagift and start your own campaign.

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Top 5 Unconventional Weddings!

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Everyone likes to put a personal touch to the happiest day of their life (so far). Conventionally, the most important decisions to make are regarding the flower arrangement, the bridesmaid’s dresses and the color scheme – to name just a few. But some people go to great lengths to make their wedding extra unique and memorable… Here are just 5 of the strangest wedding ideas and themes; weird, wonderful and controversial.

The Naked Wedding

Yep, that’s right, a couple decided to reject social norms and ditch the physical barrier between themselves and the natural elements. They decided to just wear nothing at all!

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After winning a radio competition which gifted them this free wedding, Mel and Rene Schachner were required to tie the knot in nothing other than their very own birthday suits.

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And they’re not the only ones! The au naturel look is very in vogue. Whether or not you’d personally choose to ditch the traditional attire, it certainly makes for a very memorable wedding.

Shrek Is Love Shrek Is Life

We’ve all heard of the story of the adorable Ogre who gets the girl and lives ‘happily ever after’ melting hearts across the globe.

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One couple decided that to mark their love, they would don heavy green make-up and have a Shrek-themed wedding to symbolize their journey.

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But their eye-catching efforts weren’t just a fancy display for publicity, it was in order to raise awareness for cancer.

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We hope that Nathan and Amanda get the happily ever after that they dream of.

I Did Nazi That Coming…

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Apparently, there’s a strange trend across Asia where many young Chinese couples decide to wed in Nazi Military Uniform… Perhaps they missed the memo about the truly horrific things that occurred in Nazi Germany; it certainly didn’t impress Netizens of China.

Wedding Suspense

On April 20, 2007 in New Orleans, PiercedSmurf decided to wed his long-term girlfriend hanging from his and her piercings…

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They wanted the occasion to showcase their love for one another as well as sharing their passion for body modification. Let’s just hope they didn’t leave each other hanging much longer!

Big Labels Small Prices

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Members of the public had to weave their little red trolleys around the size 8 shoe isle at the Mt. Pleasant TJ Maxx store on a July morning in 2012, when Drew Ellis and Lisa Satayut married in front of a small crowd of close friends and relatives. Described as her ‘happy place’, Satayut said that she ‘never once even looked at the shoes’ during the ceremony and that it was ‘perfect’.

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It’s certainly an unconventional place to get married! 

Whether you’re planning a crazy wedding or just a very ordinary affair, Shareagift can help to fund your wedding. Set up a wedding fund online and collect money from friends to go that extra mile with your perfect day.

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Top 5 Weirdest Wedding Locations!

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There are so many things to consider when getting married from the choice of the best man and head bridesmaid to the wedding fund planning, and the DJ or band dilemma. One of the biggest decisions that any couple have to make when planning a wedding is where the ceremony is going to be held. We have chosen our top 5 weirdest wedding locations, which could help to inspire your wedding venue choice.

5 – In Space

It is now possible to make a reservation with Virgin Galactic to get married amongst the stars. Their first ever tourist space flights are available to book now and according to The Daily Mail Richard Branson is keen to be the first man to marry a couple in space. However, if you’re keen to give this a go you best start saving, the full price of $250,000 or £161,381 is to be paid as an up front deposit.

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4 – The Zoo

If you’re both animal lovers what better way to get married than surrounded by lions, tigers and monkeys! This magical setting will not only be amazing for wedding photos but will entertain guests of all ages. Just be weary that your wedding dress may not be in one piece by the end of the day!

3 – Antarctica

With floating hotels, a quaint Russian Orthodox church, snow tipped peaks and oh so many penguins, it is no surprise that many couples have chosen the snowy fields of Antarctica to tie the knot. Just be weary that the guest turn out may not be too great considering that it is miles away from anywhere, is freezing cold and is only accessible by helicopter.

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2 – Shark Tank

If you have ever dreamed of an underwater wedding this is the closest you will get without having to ruin your wedding dress or suit. Many aquariums are now offering wedding packages with the ceremony usually taking place under the glass tunnel so that you can be as close as possible to shark or fish onlookers.

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1 – Transylvania

If you’re looking for more of a gothic or horror themed wedding then Dracula’s castle in Transylvania is the perfect setting for a creepy and memorable ceremony. Commonly known as Bran Castle, you can rent it for 500,000 euros and can invite up to 50 guests.

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If you are saving for a wedding, Shareagift can help you raise cash towards your wedding fund. We have had users collect for all sorts of wedding themed funds including a fund towards planning a bachelor party, planning a hen party, marriage gift list pages and honeymoon funds.

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The 19:57 From Euston

If you’ve ever ridden on the London Underground, you would know that it is certainly not the stomping ground for romance. But, somehow – with the help of the Adam Street Singers, they’ve managed to set the scene for the most lovely proposal.

Spencer’s Home Depot Marriage Proposal

Whilst thinking he was shopping for lights, Dustin’s day was brightened up by a flash mob proposal. I personally love the awkward looking relatives jigging along.

Card Trick Proposal

Here is a magical marriage proposal. He even went to the lengths of convincing her that he wasn’t interested in marriage a few nights before the occasion!

Childhood Love

A beautiful proposal made special by the fact that these lovebirds have known each other since they were 10! Try not to cry…

Plot Twist Proposal

Finally… I won’t ruin the surprise…

However crazy or ordinary the proposal – they are nevertheless one of the most important parts of someone’s life. Make it that bit more special with Shareagift. After all that, you’d need help with the wedding to match the proposal. For help with planning a wedding take a look at Our Top 5 Sites For A Stress Free Wedding!

You can collect money from friends online towards your wedding fund for the perfect wedding to follow up that perfect proposal!

Start a campaign today!