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Sorry, just threw up in my mouth a little...

Swanluv.com

Simple steps

1) Create a wedding campaign

2) Share your love story

3) Accept funds

What happens if I get a divorce?

Each couple makes a promise to repay the funds provided if they don’t stay married.


I have no words. I guess at least they're not sitting alongside campaigns for terminally ill children and people that have lost their house in an earthquake or something anymore. How the hell do they enforce the 'repayment upon divorce' promise anyway? Like the people who crowdfund a wedding have any honour to rely on!

             
ScottishSarahemmaaalnixon8

Re: Sorry, just threw up in my mouth a little...

  • I like how they call it a "campaign".  As if the couple is a politician and donations need to be given for their successful union.

    Yes, the promise to repay funds in the event of a divorce is hilarious.  I'd just be impressed if they repaid funds if they end up not getting married after money was given.  But I doubt that also, lol.

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  • I'm cynical because I've been divorced. So, I see all of these people get excited about the $10k and saying "oh! We'll never get divorced" and "this is our first and last wedding!" then, a few years down the road that $10k will need to be paid back, plus interest, and many couples won't be able to foot the bill.

    Divorce happens and it's already expensive enough. Have the wedding you can afford. 

     







  • I've heard about this.  I worry that some people will stay in a bad marriage so they don't have to pay it back when they really should leave.  Is there some clause for abuse?  

  • I just can't work out how they are going to enforce repayment - from what I can see it's a standard crowd funding site and only has the words 'promise to repay'. Snort! I don't see anyone that would use a site like this getting a divorce and feeling that they owe money back to the people that paid for their damn wedding. They felt the world owed them that wedding in the first place! 
                 
    InLoveInQueens
  • I've heard about this.  I worry that some people will stay in a bad marriage so they don't have to pay it back when they really should leave.  Is there some clause for abuse?  
    Couldn't see anything like this, the website was pretty poor. That's a good point, if someone is abusive that marriage has to end. I couldn't see any text that actually dealt with how repayment would be enforced, but can't even imagine having the balls to leave an abusive partner only to find a line forming for their £20 back.

    Moral of the story; don't do it!
                 
  • Girls, can you send me some money to pay for my wedding stuff?  I wouldn't ask but we are so in luuvve!!!
    InLoveInQueens
  • Girls, can you send me some money to pay for my wedding stuff.  I wouldn't ask but we are so in luuvve!!!
  • I've heard about this.  I worry that some people will stay in a bad marriage so they don't have to pay it back when they really should leave.  Is there some clause for abuse?  
    Idk if it was this site or not but I read an article about something similar a while ago and they did have a clause that said if there was abuse or cheating the abuser/cheater would be responsible for the full amount. No clue how you'd enforce that though either... 

    I agree this idea is just ridiculous and further propagates this myth that everyone is "owed" a big dream wedding. 
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    InLoveInQueens
  • The Facebook comments are priceless.These brides are not liking my idea of paying for the wedding they can afford.....
  • On one hand I'm glad they figured out that preying on the most vulnerable couples with the promise of "free" $$ [with ridiculous interest rates and you only get the full amount if you're most likely to divorce] but on the other hand it's just GFM but even more morbid and pathetic.

    I saw so many people excited about the original premise, though, so I'm not surprised that they're even more excited for the opportunity to literally beg for $$ from their family and friends to pay for a glorified party.
  • And to think I almost signed up for this when I read the last thread about "Swanluv".
  • On one hand I'm glad they figured out that preying on the most vulnerable couples with the promise of "free" $$ [with ridiculous interest rates and you only get the full amount if you're most likely to divorce] but on the other hand it's just GFM but even more morbid and pathetic.

    I saw so many people excited about the original premise, though, so I'm not surprised that they're even more excited for the opportunity to literally beg for $$ from their family and friends to pay for a glorified party.
    If I wasn't already married, I'd be tempted to sign up just to see where their software algorithms rate me on the potential divorce scale.  Would my relationship be healthy enough that they would reject me?  Would they determine my marriage to be high risk for divorce, and therefore worthy of money?  I don't think I'd take the money, but I'd be curious to see how they rate my relationship. 

    Also, I would imagine that they have some decent contracts that you are signing when they give you money.  With divorce, I would think that they money owed back would be handled like any other debt or loan, where they could act as creditor and come after you for it and hurt your credit.

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  • The Facebook comments are priceless.These brides are not liking my idea of paying for the wedding they can afford.....


    "What pisses us all off is we signed up under the impression that we would be getting the HELP we needed to get married, and that was not the case now your site is nothing but a glorified go fund me and dont you think that if we all have family and friends that were willing to help pay for our wedding we would have asked them already, you advertiesed one thing and basicly slapped us all in the face by changing it after launch. it was a curel joke and a slap in the face to many"


    Spelling aside...My goodness they are terrible.


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    InLoveInQueens
  • Ha! In their entitled faces!
                 
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