Let's face it: Weddings can be expensive and stressful. How can you offset all that negative stress with something more positive and reflective of the two of you as a couple?
Causes.com, an inspiring San Francisco tech company, launched Wedding Wishes to make it easy to celebrate what matters most to you. Wedding Wishes are the free, easy way to include a charity donation option on your gift registry. Already have a mixer? Ask your guests to save a puppy instead. Love babies? Skip the monogrammed punch bowl and dedicate a gift to helping kids in need. A Causes.com Wedding Wish is the ultimate way to keep sight of your deepest values when your future mother-in-law starts freaking out before the big day. And best of all? It's free. Here's how it works:
1) Spend a few minutes with the love of your life talking over what inspires you. Do you want to help babies in East Africa get enough food? Would you rather empower a local neighborhood arts program? Once you've got an idea (or two) that touches your heart, pick a nonprofit from Causes.com that works in that area. Don't worry, Causes.com makes it easy to find your favorite cause and take action to help.
2) Choose a registry gift donation amount for your favorite cause (most brides go with $100) and give your guests a chance to pay it forward by creating your unique Wedding Wish page. This process takes about 10 minutes. Every dollar counts, and you'll be surprised how much people appreciate your thoughtfulness!
3) Inspire your guests: Share your special Wedding Wish with your friends via social media Let them know what you care about and how you want your love to impact the world.
4) Live happily ever after: Treasure the gift of your family and friends joining together to grant your Wedding Wish. Congratulations, your wedding changed the world!