Wedding planning is a hectic activity that takes up considerable amount of time. Still, people can make something good out of by doing several things that they can use to pay it forward.
DONATING ON BEHALF OF GUESTS
Couples spend many nights planning for the perfect wedding favors for their guests. However, guests only normally end up not using them or losing them somewhere. To avoid wasting their money on such wedding favors, couples should just consider donating to charities and share the news with their guests that they have helped other people on their behalf.
USE CREDIT-CARD REWARDS
Wedding preparations require spending may it be in cash or credit card. Meanwhile, purchasing with credit cards enable people to earn rewards and perks that they can redeem later on. Couples can donate the rewards that they earn from wedding preparations to charities that will greatly benefit from such things.
There are web-based registries, such as Honeyfund, which can couples use to donate a portion of the amount given to them by their guests to charities that will appreciate such gesture. Couples also have the option of registering specific items that they choose to donate. Guests will also be informed of where their gifts will go to.
Floral arrangement for wedding are expensive. Yet, flowers do not last long, and flower arrangements cannot be reused. To avoid wasting flowers or instead of just giving them away to guests, couples can send the flowers to nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, or senior citizen centers where the flowers can be repurposed for other uses. This way, they can make residents, patients, and care providers happy even for just a while.
With proper arrangement with caterers or venues, coupes may bring home leftover foods from their wedding. The amount of food left will be a lot more than enough for just two people. To wasting food, couples may donate wedding leftovers to local shelters. Surely, they will feel great knowing that they have saved food by giving it to those who are in need of a decent meal.
After their wedding, couples normally proceed right away with their honeymoon. Honeymoons can be still a lot more fun if newlywed couples spend of their time to help others. They can volunteer abroad with the help of various international or local organizations. Honeymoons may be meant for rest and relaxation of newlyweds, but they will also feel good knowing that they have exerted effort for the benefit of people in need.
WEDDING CLOTHES AND ACCESSORIES
Though it is normal for newlyweds to keep their wedding attire, they should consider donating their clothes and wedding accessories for other couples who cannot afford to buy dresses or other things for their own wedding. Newlyweds will feel satisfaction from making a person’s dream wedding come true.