If 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.