Sunday, September 4, 2016

How to Create a Charitable Wedding

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They say that charity starts at home. But what they often fail to tell you is that charity can immediately start after your wedding.

While getting married, and planning your big day, you’ll spend a huge amount of time focusing on you. Many future married couples often feel self-centered and out of touch after spending so much time focused on themselves.

First off, please know that it’s perfectly okay to spend this time planning your big day. You deserve all the good things that life has to offer, and having the perfect wedding is your absolute birthright.

Your wedding day will be here before you know it. It’s time to get back to reality. And it’s time to start doing charitable work once again.

Have you ever considered turning your wedding into a charitable event? It is possible, and we’re going to tell you how to pull it off right now.

5 Tips to Turn Your Wedding into an Altruistic Event

It’s easy to develop a philanthropic mindset, even during your wedding, if you shift your focus just a tiny bit. We’ve developed five simple ways to create charitable works while planning the greatest wedding of all time!

Our favorite tips include:

  • Make a donation with your flowers – everybody loves a beautiful flower arrangement. You spent a sizable portion of your wedding budget acquiring these gorgeous blossoms. Why let them go to waste? You can donate them instead. Find a local event that might need them, or deliver them to a nursing home or hospital to help brighten somebody else’s day.
  • Rent space from a nonprofit organization – most people overlook this fact, but nonprofits could benefit tremendously from your rental payment. Find a local nonprofit with a venue big enough to host your wedding/wedding reception. Not only will you find a wonderful and unique space for your wedding; you’ll also help a great organization perform good works.
  • Use online fundraising to receive wedding gifts as charitable donations – instead of registering and receiving gifts that are duplicates of items that you already own, why not ask your wedding guests to donate money instead? Set up a page on a crowdfunding website like Plumfund and direct your wedding guests to make a donation in lieu of a traditional wedding gift. It’s free so you can donate every penny received to your favorite charities 100% of the time.
  • Do your guests really need wedding favors? – How about this? Instead of spending money on wedding favors, think about donating the amount you have set aside to charity. If you have a local charity that you adore, give them the money. Or make an online contribution to a philanthropic organization of your choice.
  • Get the wedding party involved – if you plan to forgo the bachelor/bachelorette party altogether or only intend to have a small event, consider getting the entire wedding party together to spend the day doing something more worthy of your time instead. Contact a local charity and see if your wedding party can help make a difference working with their organization. Go to a soup kitchen and work there for the day or deliver meals to the homeless population in your community. There are so many wonderful things that you and your wedding party can do to help those less fortunate than you.

Do you see the light? Do you see how easy it is to turn your wedding into a charitable event? Use these simple tips to get started creating your altruistic dream wedding.

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