Just gonna say it: Weddings are one of the best parts of life. From getting dolled up, to seeing your friends and family commit to loving each other in sickness and in health?
It brings a tear to my eye just THINKING about it.
What also brings a tear to my eye is the cost. We all know that weddings aren’t cheap and in a cozzie livs crisis?? Well let’s just say the open bar won’t be open for much longer.
That’s why, this Pride season, Tinder is helping five queer couples get hitched. Titled the ‘Big Tinder Wedding’, a national search is under way for queer couples who met the loves of their lives on the OG dating app.
Tinder will then throw them an “unapologetically extra” wedding, on them. Yes, I just heard your bank accounts breathe a sigh of relief.
Imagine it. Going ham on decorations, wedding attire and the cake of your god damn dreams. A team of wedding planners – lead by the one and only Brooke Blurton (AKA Tinder’s Chief Maid of Honour) – will also be there ready to help you bring the wedding of your dreams to life.
And, if that’s not enough to thank your lucky stars you downloaded Tinder, the app will even make a contribution to the honeymoon of your dreams. Ca-CHING.
Kristen Hardeman, the Country Director of Tinder Australia said, “Five years ago, Australia decided that love is love, and voted ‘Yes’ to marriage equality. Since then, thousands of queer love stories, and weddings, have been playing out every year. The Big Tinder Wedding is our way of celebrating those love stories by helping some of these couples take their next step in a very extra way and marry their match, on us.” So. Sweet.
How do you get involved? Firstly, make sure you and your love met on the app in the first place (an important criteria) and then head to the ‘Big Tinder Wedding’ website.
There, you’ll share how you met, your love story so far and why you want the most extra wedding in Australia. You’ll also need to submit a questionnaire and a short video (up to 60 seconds). Honestly, that’s not a lot of work considering how cooked the cost of an average wedding is…
So, head to the website and get ready to marry your match.