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Wedding Charity: How to Keep That Good Feeling Going

Your wedding is a once in a lifetime experience and your feelings about it will reflect that. Happiness and joy will fill your heart for the months to come while you’re putting together your perfect wedding. Before and after you say “I do”, there is no doubt that you will be in complete nirvana and you might think to yourself, “everyone should get to experience this awesome feeling”, we here at Limelight Entertainment and Photography agree. That’s why we're going to help you pass that feeling of sheer bliss on to other well deserving people and communities. Check out these simple ways that you can achieve a charitable wedding:

Happiness continuing through charity.

“The Brides Project”

The Brides Project is working on its 6th year of operation just a few miles east, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They’re a non-profit organization that works to raise funds to support the programs of the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor. They accomplish this by working with the amazing bridal community of Michigan, collecting once-worn gowns that are donated by brides as well as unworn gowns graciously donated by bridal shops. These gowns can then be bought by brides-to-be at a deep discount. On top of allowing so many deserving brides to have their special day, all of the profit that The Brides Project makes goes to the Cancer Support Communities numerous support programs and services.

If this seems like a cause you would be interested in contributing to, more information is available at their website:

“I Do Foundation”

I Do Foundation was formed in early 2002 and is one of the largest wedding oriented charity services in the world. They offer multiple ways for brides and grooms to give back during their wedding. One way is by setting up a Charity Registry that allows couples to select choice charities and encourages their guests to make donations in honor of their special day. Another way I Do Foundation helps couples get charitable is simply through Charity Favors that replace traditional wedding favors, this option also has the chance of inspiring some guests to donate themselves. I Do Foundation works closely with Wedding Channel (now owned by The Knot) and its extensive list of vetted stores, which will donate up to 3% of all purchases made and send them to the charity of the bride and grooms choice.

If this seems like a cause you would be interested in contributing to, more information is available at their website:

Limelight is a proud recipient of The Knots "best of weddings" award.

“Quick Tips”

These are some quick ideas for helping those less fortunate before or after your special day:

  • Donate flowers to local nursing homes.

  • Donate leftover food to food pantries.

  • Donate your time before or after the wedding to keep that happy feeling going.

  • Buy jewelry from stores that donate a portion of profits to charity.

We love making people feel good, if you have any suggestions on charities or charitable actives for soon to be couples to do, please drop us a line in the comment section below. Also, be sure to come back tomorrow to learn about anniversary gift giving for years 1-5...

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