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Giving Back at Your Wedding

Posted on December 28th, 2007 by Kori Ellis in Wedding Planning 2 Comments

Floral CenterpieceIf you are in the financial position to do so, there are many ways you can give back to the community and charity organizations at your wedding.

  • Ask that your guests contribute to a charity of your choice instead of buying wedding gifts. Many celebs have done this in recent years, such as Christina Aguilera, who requested her wedding guests make donations to Hurricane Katrina victims.
  • Make a donation to a charitable cause in each guest’s name. At the reception, present each guest with a printed card, along with a very inexpensive wedding favor, explaining about the charitable gift.
  • Arrange for leftover food from the reception to be donated to a local homeless shelter and flower arrangements to be brought to a nearby nursing home or hospital.
  • Donate your bridal gown, accessories and even wedding supplies to Goodwill or another charity in your city.

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Comments (2)

  1. 1Melissa

    Give your dress to someone in need, that is a great way! How awesome would it be to give a beautiful dress to a bride who can’t afford one. It would make your day to know someone felt just as beautiful as you did walking down the aisle. :)

  2. 2Courtney

    I like all of these ideas. I think with so many people waiting until they’re a little older and more established to get married, they don’t necessarily need a lot in terms of gifts anyway. Instead of not asking for gifts or receiving a bunch of things they really don’t need, I think it is great to think of others and spread the love!

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