Share the Love: Ways to Use Your Wedding to Give Back
Discover ways you can use your wedding as an opportunity to give back.
Charity Partner: It’s popular to include non-profits as part of your registry, but take it one step further and educate guests on your charity-of-choice. Create a page on your wedding website to share why you picked that particular non-profit, mention it during your ceremony or have a station set up at your reception to share info (in a beautifully branded way, of course!).
Hire Vendors Who Give Back: Many wedding pros make donating or partnering with non-profits a part of their company ethos, so don’t be afraid to ask during the interview process what charities their business supports.
Impact Party: Incorporate volunteering into your bach party itinerary. Having a destination bach? Bring an extra duffel bag of items to donate to the local community.
Donate After “I Do”: Many cities have local services that will take your leftover flowers and repurpose them into arrangements for hospitals and nursing homes. Coordinate with your caterer to send food leftovers to a leftovers to a local shelter or food bank (note: there are strict laws when it comes to food donation, so be sure to coordinate with your caterer prior!). Wearing a dress? Give it a second life by donating it to a nonprofit that distributes to those of lesser means.
Add to Your Registry: Registry sites like Honeyfund and Joy allow you to add nonprofits for guests to donate to in lieu of gifts.