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To Give and to Get

You will (or already have) put a great deal of time and thought into the dress that you will wear when you walk down the aisle and it will mean an incredible amount to you. In reality though, it is a dress that, at the end of the day, will be stowed away in your closet for the rest of eternity. What a wonderful gift it would be to give something that means so much to you to make someone else’s dream come true. There are countless women who are facing such bigger battles that, although they are happily engaged and planning to get married, paying for the dress of their dreams is not an option for them.

At Donation Town, you can contribute your wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, jewelry, accessories, shoes or almost anything else you can think of for a number of good causes including women with special needs and women who are working hard to make ends meet.

Brides Against Breast Cancer is another great organization that takes donations of wedding gowns from designers, bridal shops and individuals to bring happiness to women who are suffering from terminal breast cancer.

If you want to hang on to your dress, you can still donate other items. Consider taking the flowers from your ceremony to a local nursing home or hospital to brighten someone’s day. If you are rushing off to your honeymoon, it’s likely that someone would be happy to do it on your behalf.

Touching someone’s heart will touch yours as well and putting a smile on a stranger’s face will make you smile in return too.

An alternative to wedding gifts

Sure, it’s great to get wedding gifts, but what is even better than that is to have people donate to a charity in your honor.  Here are a few ideas of organizations that could certainly use some assistance and, at the same time, you can celebrate the most important day of your life.

It is a good idea to provide a few options for your guests to choose from when requesting them to make donations in lieu of gifts so they can contribute to something that is meaningful to both you and to them. Also, keep in mind that some people might prefer to go the traditional route and give a gift instead.   

Brides Against Breast Cancer

Just Give

I Do Foundation