3 Ways to “VOW” Your Wedding Anniversary
Whether you are having an intimate anniversary celebration or an event gathering loved ones to join in the fun, there are different ways to “VOW” your renewal or anniversary. Below are three of our most popular ways to incorporate VOW into your celebration.
1) Donations In Lieu of Gifts for Your VOW Renewal or Anniversary Celebration
Creating a dedicated donation page is the most popular way for couples to “VOW” their special day. It’s quick to create and easy to share with family and friends. 100% of the funds received will go directly to grassroots organizations supported by VOW for Girls around the world.
Check out our step-by-step guide on how to create your dedicated donation page.
“Every girl should be able to determine her own future. That’s why Scott and I supported VOW for Girls with our most recent wedding anniversary. Their work supports girls to choose love on their own terms and end the international child marriage crisis. I chose to marry Scott – every girl should be able to make her own choice about marriage when she is ready. ”
– Pat & Scott, VOW Couple – donations in lieu of anniversary gifts | Pat Mitchell — Editorial Director, TEDWomen
2) Choose an Anniversary Gift That Gives Back
Who doesn’t love a gorgeous flower bouquet, that also makes an impact with every purchase? VOW is proud to partner with McQueens Flowers, who since 1991 has been telling stories with flowers, building a reputation around the world for creating beautiful and memorable floral creations. To benefit VOW for Girls, McQueens created The VOW bouquet, a stunning arrangement of handpicked blooms that includes white O’Hara roses, astilbe and clematis. With each sale of The VOW bouquet, $250 (for purchases made in New York City) or £250 (U.K. purchases) will be donated to VOW.
If you are not located in New York City or the United Kingdom, check out our VOW Shop for more partner products and last minute anniversary gifts that give back!
3. Create a Recurring Donation In Honor of Your Anniversary
Your first anniversary is usually celebrated with paper, so why not donate? Whether it’s your first wedding anniversary or you’re celebrating many years together with your partner, you can create a recurring donation in honor of your wedding anniversary. This not only serves as a great last minute anniversary gift, it is also a meaningful way to celebrate your love because you are also supporting girls around the world.
About VOW for Girls
From wedding registry donations to partner product purchases, everything donated to VOW (that’s 100% of donations!) goes directly to community-driven efforts to help girls around the world. Our grantees, which are mainly women-led local organizations, use the funding we provide to directly support girls.
Twelve million girls a year, some as young as 8, become child brides. VOW is a global movement of the wedding industry community, partners and couples who are dedicated to a world where no child is ever a bride and where every girl has the chance to live the life she loves.
If you’re in the wedding industry and you’re interested in becoming involved, please find more wedding inspiration and advice in our blog, consider becoming a VOW Pro partner and learning more about VOW’s mission to end child marriage. If you’re an engaged couple and want to learn more about supporting VOW, please visit our couples page. We can’t wait to see what good we can do together!