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Give the Gift of an Altruistic Wedding

Thanks to Pinterest, women all over fantasize about their unique dream weddings while posting pictures of creative reception ideas, photography plans, favorite gowns and fancy invite ideas.

Is your big day coming up? Why not throw some altruistic pins onto your wedding board. Having an altruistic wedding is more prevalent as the popularity of having a unique and personalized wedding becomes admired.

Resist the Scan Gun
Rather than heading to your local Target to register for that toaster, encourage guests to give to your favorite charity in your name. Or if you do need some small appliances, consider only department stores that give back to charities. As for wedding party gifts, allow your attendants to give back to their community with donation opportunities like a JustGive card where they can go online and give to the charity of choice.

Recycle and Reuse
After your special day, consider donating items that could be enjoyed by others. Send your flowers to a retirement home or hospital. Give your dress to an organization like Brides Against Breast Cancer. Take leftover food to a soup kitchen instead of throwing it away. And if you want to give to Mother Earth, consider an eco-friendly wedding. Serve organic food, do invites electronically and share family rings rather than buying new ones.

Give Away Your Honeymoon
Now that you’re hitched you want to spend some time with that new spouse of yours. Skip the traditional wedding and add altruistic endeavors to your time away. Visit a country where you can volunteer during the day and sneak away for some romantic evenings. Working side-by-side is a great way to really connect with your new honey.