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May 28, 2014

6 Unconventional Wedding Registry Ideas

Speaking of philanthropic registry items, this is a hot trend that I hope sticks around forever! You can ask your friends and families to support an organization or cause that you really believe in rather than buying you a crazy kitchen gizmo. The I Do Foundation is an amazing resource. You can utilize the Charity Registry to solicit donations for your favorite causes, and there are tips on eco-conscious and charitable vendors and great DIY ideas. Seriously, check it out!

Arizona Weddings Blog
May 12, 2014

Unique Wedding Registries

I Do Foundation was founded in 2002 by a group of nonprofit leaders to link engaged couples with charitable choices for their wedding. By working closely with corporate and nonprofit partners, they’ve established a host of ways for couples to celebrate generously™.

Wedding Party
May 6, 2014

Practical Wedding Tips for the New Bride From Kate Middleton

When you are a Prince and Dutchess, somehow Crate and Barrell just doesn’t cut it. Srrrrsly. The royal duo opted to have donations in lieu of wedding gifts, and from that a charity was born. If you’re in the boat of “There’s really not much I need”, consider donations as an option. It’s a feel good all around. If this route is up your alley, there are some great websites out there to help facilitate charitable giving. Check out the “I Do Foundation” or “Just Give” for more information!

May 1, 2014

Bridal Registry

Some of the newest trends include home decorating items, organizational supplies, outdoor entertaining, recreational products, and gift certificates for travel or experience gifts. Gourmet kitchen supplies, food and wine are popular. High-end linens are often requested, as are electronics, gaming systems, movies and CDs. In addition, today's wedding couples love to give back and are actively seeking out ways for their incoming gifts to have an impact on the issues that are important to them. The "I Do Foundation" allows guests to give money to your chosen charities instead of to you, and other registries offer to give a percentage of each guest's purchase to your chosen organization.

May 1, 2014

Four Ways to Do Good During Your Wedding

Do you ever feel like the luckiest person in the world for having found your soul mate? Do you feel like your good fortune creates a cosmic imbalance and you just need to give something back to make it right? If you answered a resounding, "Yes!", read on. Here are four great ways to restore the balance and create good karma for your marriage.

May 1, 2014

10 Things You Should Actually Register For

Here are the top 10 things you should actually register for. Maybe the church that you are getting married in means a lot to you and you’d like to give back. Perhaps your mom conquered ovarian cancer and you’d like to use this opportunity to contribute. Maybe you met your mate working for the Peace Corps and accessible water is a cause you both deeply believe in. Whatever the cause, Just Give & The I Do Foundation can help.

Brightside Films
April 30, 2014

Creative Wedding Registries

I Do Foundation, for the couple with hearts of gold and/or that has everything they already need! A charity registry allows you to choose a charity or cause that is near and dear to you and your future betrothed and asks guests to contribute a donation in lieu of gifts. Or, if you can’t afford to offer up all those wedding gifts but still want to raise money for a good cause, you can register for gifts as well along with your charity of choice. The best of both worlds!

Twinlights Wedding Design
April 22, 2014

Love Your Mother (Earth)

In honor of Earth Day, let's throw some love to our Mother by offering up some ideas to honor Her on the big day: Celebrate generously. Register online through programs such as the I Do Foundation, where a percentage of gift purchases goes to support a charity of your choice. How cool is that.

April 4, 2014

Giving Charity Donations as Wedding Favors

You can make a donation in the name of your wedding guests and order tent cards to display at your wedding reception. The tent cards announce to guests that you and your spouse donated money to a specific charity instead of spending money on wedding favors. If you send the I Do Foundation your guest list, they'll send you a personalized PDF file you can use to print your own table announcement cards.

April 2, 2014

9 Eco-Friendly Wedding Favors for your Baltimore Wedding

This is one wedding favor which is sure to be used and appreciated, without producing any waste from packaging! Making a donation to a charity of your choice in the names of your guests is a wonderful green way to give back on your special day and to thank your guests for their support and attendance. Choose a charity that is meaningful to you and your partner and reflects who you are. . . These kinds of donations are extremely easy to make these days with the help of organizations like the I Do Foundation, which has over a million charities to choose from.

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