Doing Good While Getting Hitched - dummies

Doing Good While Getting Hitched

Part of Wedding Planning For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Here are some ways to spread the love you’re feeling (and feel better about spending all that money) as you work your way through planning your wedding:

  • Donate your dress. Wedding Wishing Well Foundation organises weddings for terminally ill people, and Oxfam has several specialist bridal departments across the UK.

  • Register for charity. If you have enough pots and pans, discreetly steer your guests to a website where, in lieu of gifts, they can donate money to your favourite charity. Just Giving, The Alternative Wedding List and Oxfam Unwrapped enable you to create donation registries.

  • Go green. Tree-free invitations, organic food, party favours that help the homeless, eco-tour honeymoons – every aspect of your wedding can make a statement about being environmentally and socially responsible. Green Union helps couples locate like-minded suppliers and offers advice on ways to plan an eco-friendly wedding.