There has been an influx in videos, pictures and statuses on social media websites that promote pay-it-forward and causes that newlyweds care about. There has also been a wonderful trend of service weddings; rather than asking for gifts and money, the wedding party gives back to the community through donations and charity work. Here are a few ways to not only make your big day memorable, but also make someone else’s day a little bit brighter.
- Instead of a wedding registry, you could request that your guests bring canned food for food drives or a small bag of unwanted clothing to donate to a charity of your choice. If your wedding is during the winter holidays, you could pair your guests with a family in need and your guests can offer the presents at the wedding or reception.
- Rather than having a bachelor or bachelorette party, you could offer a day of service for your guests to participate at a soup kitchen or volunteer at an animal shelter. Not only would you get to be with all your favorite people, but you’ll also get to pet as many puppies and kittens you can get your hands on.
- If you feel strongly about or participate in an athletic event for charity, it could be appropriate to ask for donations towards that charity or event. For example the Susan G. Coleman Walk for a Cure or Relay for Life.
All of these services provide a way to remember your community while you celebrate with your families.
Courtney Fussell / Courtney@TresBelleBeauty.com