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SEARCH Foundation Raffle Fundraiser

“By event pros, for event pros.  Special Events Assistance, Relief & Crisis Help (SEARCH) Foundation was formed in 1997 to assist event, meetings and catering professionals faced with a life threatening illness.  Since that time, it has expanded to include not only illness, but catastrophic occurrences.  

Crisis means many things to many people.  Your entire neighborhood washed away in a flood, being ravaged by wildfires, or lost in a tornado.  A routine check-up coming  back with the dreaded words “you have cancer”.  A car accident that leaves you impaired or hospitalized for an extended period of time.  SEARCH Foundation has been a lifeline for many Event Industry Professionals at the most difficult or times.  Please consider making a donation through SWP to continue the SEARCH Foundations good work within our communities.” 

Purchase your SEARCH fundraiser raffle tickets!

The Wedding Wish

Each year Society of Wedding Professionals selects a local nonprofit to give back to, but SWP is proud to announce that we will be gifting a couple a loving and memorable wedding dream! Every day couples in the DFW (Dallas / Fort Worth) area become engaged  and thousands wed each year. Understanding that there are many couples facing obstacles and unforeseen circumstances out of their control that prevent them from hosting a wedding, so SWP is setting out to make a difference in someone's life by granting them a wedding!

Applications Open: August 1, 2021
Application close date: January 31, 2022
Selected Couple Announced: February 14, 2022
Target Wedding Date: Summer 2022

2021 Applications are Open! 

Learn more or apply today!

One Belief, One Dream, One Team, One Purpose, One Celebration
SWP Gives Back!

SWP's Past Wedding Wish Recipients

Aeysha & Wayne Wedding Wish

Video by JCL Media

Video by CBS DFW

Other SWP Giving Back Initiatives - Minnie's Donation


Society of Wedding Professional is a Dallas/Fort Worth based nonprofit association that is locally operated and looks forward to giving back to our community.

The mission of SWP is to be a cultivated association that supports and fosters professionalism through networking for the welfare and betterment of the wedding and overall event industry.

The Wedding Wish was established by the 2018 SWP Board of Directors. The mission of The Wedding Wish is for SWP to come together as one team for the sole purpose of granting a couple in need the dream wedding that can not obtain through unforeseen and uncontrolled circumstances.

Our first Wedding Wish took place on January 20, 2019 with our beautiful couple, Nikitia & Fred! 

Our second Wedding Wish took place on March 8, 2020 with our beautiful couple, Wayne & Ayesha!

2022 APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED www.theweddingwish.org

Applications Open: August 1, 2021
Application close date: January 31, 2022
Selected Couple Announced: February 14, 2022
Target Wedding Date: Summer 2022

How You Can Help

SWP will come together as a team and donating as much as possible to make this dream a reality; however, there are hard cost involved to many our of small business owners. We have setup a donation button for those of you that wish to contribute financially. We were proudly add your name as a donor for this cause!

If you are a member of SWP and would like to provide your product or services towards this special day, then we ask you to please email Karen Higginbotham at fundraising@swpdfw.org. 

What's Included in The Wedding Wish

What’s Included in The Wedding Wish:

Max 100 guests

Ceremony and Reception at the same location

Wedding Planner








Bride’s Hair/Makeup

Wedding Dress and Veil

Couple’s transportation

Champagne Toast

What’s Not Included in The Wedding Wish:

Travel Expenses


Shoes & Jewelry

Spa Treatments

Rehearsal Dinner

Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties

Hotel expenses

Specialty Decor

Bridal Party Attire



*Please Note: SWP will not grant a Wedding Wish for any person who has been convicted of a felony. All Applicants are required to undergo a complete background check prior to being approved for the Wedding Wish. Please note if applicant or partner has been convicted of a felony, SWP is unable to grant the Wedding Wish.

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