5 Easy Ways to Give Back With Your Wedding

Feb 1, 2022 ,

Every couple strives for a fun wedding that reflects their values, but thinking up ideas that seamlessly work your beliefs into your day can feel like another task on your already full planning list. Socially conscious couples, we got you! Here are five easy ways for your wedding to give back with minimal to no effort. Consider that box checked.

1. Use Your Registry for Good

Adding a charitable aspect to your wedding doesn’t have to require extra planning. Incorporating a donation fund for VOW for Girls as part of your wedding registry will create positive change and include your guests in spreading the love. The donation amount is customizable, making it a great gift in any price range. Your friends and family will appreciate the opportunity to support a cause you care about and contribute to something bigger than themselves (and all in just a few clicks).

The Green Building NYC, Erica Reade Photography

2. Replace The Knick Knacks With a Meaningful Gift

If you and your partner have way more kitchen tools than you have time to cook, replacing your registry with a VOW charitable registry could be perfect for you. Setting up and personalizing a charitable registry is easy, and can be linked to your wedding website. What better way to celebrate choosing each other than by helping give a girl agency to make her own choice about marriage? Thinking about the wonderful work they’ve supported will give your guests all the feels. If you are looking for a custom URL for your invitations, we can easily provide one.

3. Guest Favors That Give Back

Guest favors that truly delight party-goers (and don’t end up in the venue’s trash bin) are hard to find. A more sustainable option can be to include a donation to VOW in honor of each of your attendees. Beautifully calligraphed cards at each place setting can let your guests know a charitable gift has been made in their name and serve as a heartwarming conversation starter.

Dani Fine Photography

4. Bridal Party Gifts With Purpose

When it comes to thanking those who have helped on your road to starting a future together, why not choose gifts that aid every girl in exercising her right to choose her future? From customized beaded bracelets to scented candles, our VOW shop has fun products that will show love to the ladies in your life while simultaneously sending support to our global community of girls.

5. Hotel Bags That Do More Than Welcome Your Family

Opt for VOW’s reusable tote bags when preparing hotel gifts for visiting guests. Aside from being a more sustainable option, the proceeds from each tote sold go directly to VOW and looks good doing it! Your guests will bask in your warm, welcoming nature from the minute the weekend begins.

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!