Instead of the traditional vows with all the typical splendor, some couples are opting for a different nuptial style. Modern weddings can feature innovative twists that enable the bride and groom to give back to the world with an indelible mark.
It’s common for couples to be completely established by the time they get married. When a bride and groom don’t need the assistance of gifts to set up a household, they might opt to create a charity registry instead. This type of registry provides guests with ideas for charitable donations instead of gifts to purchase for the happy couple. In fact, some gift registry services for weddings have even created features to help couples create this type of registry with special suggestions for charities that the couple wishes to help support.
The wedding or reception venue can be an important way to give back. Some brides and grooms opt to reserve a nonprofit space for a nuptial service or celebration. For example, a museum or historical location would use the income generated from party rental fees to help support the nonprofit organization.
After the splendor of the festivities fades to a memory, the question of what to do with the used items and equipment presents itself to many couples. Instead of throwing these things away, get as much use out of them as possible. For example, flowers often have several days of beauty left after weddings. Instead of wasting these colors and scents, donate the flowers to a hospital or nursing home so others can enjoy them. Any food and beverages left over could make a hearty donation to a food pantry or a shelter that serves meals to disadvantaged people.
With more and more people embracing nontraditional weddings with a cause, new ideas and innovations for nuptials promise to be exciting.