An ever-growing trend that started with the star couple, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, has seen people requesting charity donations instead of gifts for their special day. Pretty philanthropic, don’t you think?
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“Be more concerned about making others feel good themselves than you making them feel good about you.” – Dan Rieland
Moving on, here’s how you ask for charity donations instead of a wedding gift:
How To Mention It?
If you have a website or interactive social media page, place your request there. Try communicating with your friends and family directly, and get them to tell as many people as possible.
It won’t be appropriate to mention it on your wedding invitation.
Choosing A Charity
In my opinion, you should choose an organization that has a deep attachment to you personally. If you have a soft spot for animals because of your pets, then you could choose an organization that raises money to help animals.
It would be better to stay away from organizations that have been involved in some recent controversy.
How To Make Donations On Behalf Of Guests?
Instead of giving wedding favors, you should use that money in a donation on behalf of the guests.
Most guests don’t use their favors or even take them home, so it’s better not to waste your money in the wedding favors, and rather do something useful. Most couples still prefer to use their money in wedding favors but it would be miles better to go for a charity donation.
Kindness is about making someone smile, even only for a moment. There are several ways of doing a good deed, and you should think outside the box to explore them or get inspired by someone else.