Okay so it’s not completely novel. Loads of people do the “make a donation in lieu of favors” thing. And I’ve clearly already addressed the fact that you can donate your old wedding dress to breast cancer research. But this little site I found is really about going above and beyond. The I Do Foundation’s goal is to “share the joy and wealth of wedding celebrations with effective nonprofit organizations.” And ultimately to make charitable weddings so in vogue (I know I know, that phrase is so not in vogue) that people will leave weddings discussing not just the food, décor and bridal party attire, but what particular charity the couple decided to support.
The I Do Foundation provides heaps of ideas to make your day fabulously generous such as buying your invitations from companies that will donate a portion of the money to charity, or signing up for charity registries instead of gift registries. You can even “chari-tize” your honeymoon by booking it through companies affiliated with the foundation.
Let’s face it, being a do-gooder all the time can be hard. You’ve got a full plate, and it’s hard to squeeze in all those charity hours you’ve been meaning to put in at the local Humane Society. But the I Do Foundation makes it so easy that there’s no reason not to let all your friends and family think you’ve been working your tail off hugging trees and saving dolphins all while planning a fab wedding (with our help of course!).