Ways to Give Back For Your Wedding

Share the Love: Ways to Use Your Wedding to Give Back

Brittny Drye Founder + Editor-in-Chief of Love Inc. Magazine | On-Air Wedding Expert | LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Wedding Industry

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.

Cover photo by Leah Kelley

This article was originally published in our V7 issue.


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