Our Lucky 13th Marriage Equality bus leaves on Friday August 30th and we have another 12 couples along with their family and friends--heading toward Iowa to get legally married. When we return to St. Louis that evening, we will have transported a total of 700 people; marrying over 140+ same-sex couples to date.
Wow, now those are some lucky people!
What our couples pay for:
- $50 contribution toward their bus seats
- $35 Iowa State Marriage License
- food expenses
What your contribution pays for:
Your gift helps defray the costs of chartering a bus to Iowa City from St. Louis (rental is over $1600). Other expenses are donated by our friends in Iowa or from our community in St. Louis. For example, every Marriage Equality Bus has a professional wedding photographer who generously donates her services. We've also had wedding cakes, flowers and clergy members donate their typical wedding fees. It's estimated over $5,000 of in-kind services are donated for each bus.