Are you looking for ways to give back but unsure how? Well, why not use your wedding as a time to help others? I have provided a list of some of my favorite ways you can give back and I think you will be surprised at how easy and simple it is to help others in need.
I wanted to share an amazing organization called the I Do Foundation that helps brides give back in a chic and unique way. One of the easiest ways you can give back is to create a gift registry on their website. This wedding registry will allow guests to shop for your favorite items at stores like Macy’s and Target and other partnered stores who will donate a percentage of every sale to your selected charity.
Or you can ask guests in lieu of gifts to donate directly to a charity of your choice directly through a charity registry on the I Do Foundation website.
A new and creative way to give back is to give your bridal attendants TheGiveNow card which is a gift card that they are able to donate to the charity of their choice!
Brides Against Breast Cancer is a fund raising event to raise money for programs for cancer patients and their families. You can donate gently used wedding gowns or if you haven’t found your wedding dress you can buy one of these gowns to contribute to the cause. Brides Against Breast Cancer will be selling gowns in Atlanta from April 13-15th. Check website for more information. www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org
Or you can donate your dress to Brides Across America. They are a charitable organization that helps unite military brides and bridal salons in an effort to support our troops and their families. Thanks Catina, a Glendalough Manor bride, for giving me this info!
Your bridesmaids can even get in on giving back by donating their dresses, shoes, jewelry to Donate My Dress to help give teens free dresses and accessories for Prom to those who cannot afford them.
You can also donate your leftover food and flowers after the wedding. There are many local rescue organizations that could benefit from leftover food. Also, it is nice to bring flowers to local nursing homes or assisted living communities.
Another great way to make an impact is to find a local service project in your area and have guests donate their time in lieu of gifts for your bridal shower. You can even plan a service project on your honeymoon. Go to Just Give to find opportunities in your area.
I hope these ideas have inspired you to give back in some way. If you have a creative way to give back we would love to hear about it.