Help Your Favorite Charity While Planning Your Wedding

Beth from The Fairy Godmother Project of Music City sent me over to a fabulous resource aptly named the I Do Foundation. What I found was so inspiring I just had to share it with you. Many of you have heard of Brides and Grooms donating to their favorite charities in lieu of a favor. This site allows you to do that and SO MUCH MORE! Keep reading to find out how the many ways you can help your favorite charity while planning your wedding.

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Registries

Just by registering with certain companies you can contribute to your preferred charity with no cost to you or your guests. Here is how it works. Simply register with a participating store and when your guests purchase off of your registry a percentage of that purchase is sent to the charity of your choice. You can raise up to 10% of your guests’ gift purchases from partnering stores like:

  • Cooking.com
  • Target
  • Macy’s
  • Mikasa
  • REI
  • Travelers Joy

Raise up to 3% of your guest’s purchases from the Wedding Channels partnering stores like:

  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Williams-Sonoma
  • Gump’s
  • Fortunoff
  • JC Penney
  • Amazon
  • Bottlenote
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Macy’s
  • Pottery Barn
  • Restoration Hardware
  • REI
  • Barneys New York
  • Starwood Hotels and Resorts
  • Sandals Resorts

Charity Registry

If you already have everything you need and don’t plan on registering for the traditional housewares, you can register for contributions to the charity of your choice in lieu of wedding gifts. Here is how it works. Simply register for your preferred charity and when asked where you are registered, explain your Charity Registry and send guests to the link where they can make a secure contribution.

Shop for Good

Make a purchase from one of the I Do Foundation’s parterning stores  and have up to 10% of your purchase donated to your charity of choice. Participating stores include:

  • Ice.com
  • Blue Nile
  • Organic Style
  • Carlson Craft

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There are several other options like donations in lieu of favors and donations in lieu of wedding party gifts over on the I Do Foundation site. Go take a look and help out your favorite charity while planning your wedding!

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