{Going Green} A Charitable Celebration!

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Weddings are all about family and friends but we love that many couples are sharing their love with charities. Here are a few ideas…

♥ Instead of guests clinking their glasses for a kiss – ask for a donation to a worthwhile cause!

♥ Why not present each guest with a small card marking a donation you made on their behalf? Or, if you are the couple who already has everything, register at a charity or charities of your choice.  Charities provide table card templates to announce the donation in lieu of favors!

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♥ A charity themed wedding is an original idea…do you already have a cause close to your heart? A rainforest or endangered animal wedding will educate your guests as well as entertain them!

♥ Choose a caterer who supports Mealshare…Chef Nicholas Waters of Toque Catering will be happy to help you learn all about this wonderful charity. toquecatering.com

♥ Support local shops that work hard for causes such as The Bride’s Closet in Nanaimo (The Cinderella Project) and Outlooks for Men (Annual Man & His Dog Fashion Show on behalf of the Victoria Humane Society).  You will find that most local businesses are heavily supporting charities…

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♥ There is no end to how you can help…one bride asked all her guests to wear pink shoes to support breast cancer research, another had each of her tables based on a specific charity, some buy stamps that support charities and others make sure the wedding florals go to a local nursing home.

Enjoy finding ways to help others while you celebrate one of the most wonderful days of your life!