A wedding is a special occasion that creates memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Your wedding should be a unique reflection of you, and many brides are exploring exciting new ways to use their big day to give back to those around them. With a wedding revolved around good causes, not only will you and your partner celebrate your love and life together, but you’ll also make a difference for the bigger picture.
Here are some inspiring ideas on how you can use your wedding for good:
Incorporating charities could be as simple as mentioning them in your invitations and during your reception. Perhaps your guests will feel moved to donate. If you’re feeling especially generous, provide guests the option to donate to your favorite charities instead of buying wedding gifts. Make it accessible at your reception by setting up a table that provides background on the cause(s) as well as donation information.
Favors That Give Back
Help your guests get into the spirit of giving. Party favors are a great way to promote what matters most to you. Customize gifts that represent the causes closest to your heart. Allow guests to take home leftover wedding supplies and materials as a way to recycle and reuse. Hand out party favors from brands that give back.
Registry for Good
There is something special about the thoughtfulness friends and family members show when they personally pick out wedding gifts. Thoughtfulness can come from more than just products and material items. Charitable donations, intangible gifts, homemade crafts and even experiences make for special gifts as well. Promote sustainability and good causes through your registry and inspire your guests to make a difference.
From Waste to Reuse
More and more charitable organizations are focusing on the tremendous problem of waste in the United States — such as food waste, packaging waste, recyclable waste and green waste. Find out which wedding items and materials can be reused, recycled or donated (food, flowers, plastic and extra supplies). Contact local charities for support and assistance. Don’t let any wedding leftovers go to waste!
Honeymoon With a Purpose
Your honeymoon is an amazing opportunity to bond and spend time with the one you love. You can find all kinds of exciting ways to incorporate giving back. Want to travel? Use part of your honeymoon time to volunteer and get involved with communities in a different country. Thanks to so many opportunities worldwide, you can find a charitable purpose anywhere you want to go.
Shop by Cause
Think about all the little things that go into your wedding: invitations, glasses, customized decor, entertainment, thank-yous. There are so many brands and companies out there that aim to make the world a better place — whether they are environmentally responsible or support those in need. Choose ‘brands for causes’ to shop for your wedding goods.
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