April 20, 2009

Giving back in lieu of gifts


Engaged couples are giving back more & more every year to charitable causes that are near and dear to their heart. For many brides your wedding is truly the one day that you indulge, so why not share the love with those that are less fortunate.

If giving back is something that interest you, simply add an extra card to your invitations letting your guest know that in lieu of gifts please donate to specific charities. There are many organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Brides against Breast Cancer. Local Nashville charities could include Ronald McDonald House, Make A Wish Foundation, The Oasis Center. All of the great charities would be very happy to receive any form of donation!

Many local charities will also accept food donations, so your remaining reception food does not go to waste work with your caterer and non profit organization & they would be more than happy to accomodate your donation request.
If you happen to be a eco chic bride and want to calculate your carbon offset, look to websites such as the Carbon Fund. Wedding Wire has partnered with Carbon Fund to create a great tool for your wedding website! Simply use the carbon calculator to determine the level of carbon dioxide your wedding events will emit into the atmosphere and allow your guest the opportunity to make a donation that helps our environment!!

Your philanthropic attitude will create a unique statement of awareness with your guest & its a gift that keeps on giving!!

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