7 ways to make your wedding bigger than you

When it comes to weddings, it’s usually a whole lot of getting. Getting the cake, getting the attire, getting the flowers, getting gifts. Cue brain overload! But what about giving? With the average wedding cost in the U.S. now up over $35,000, couples are re-thinking their wedding and deciding how to incorporate a cause into the planning and execution.

Weaving charity into weddings isn’t hard and is a great way to share the love. Use these starting blocks to brainstorm how you can fold charity into your big day…

These photo booth props can help shelter dogs after your wedding

I found those plushies that would be super cute for photo booth props. But they're also dog toys! And then I realized… I could purchase a ton of fun-shaped dog toys, perfect for photo booth posing, and then donate them to a dog shelter afterwards!

Here are some dog toys that would make great photo booth props…

How do I incorporate the March for Science into my Earth Day wedding?

I am getting married on Earth Day this year, the same day as the March for Science. It's too late to change our wedding date. But I am sad that we will not be downtown at the Scientists' March, demonstrating for something so crucially important. Do you have ideas for how we can be a part of the march, even though we'll be out in the woods in Southern Maryland?

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Wedding as a political act: 8 ways to show your wedding is part of the resistance

We've talked for years about folks who've used their weddings as political statements, most notably with marriage equality back before it became legal nationwide… but we're in a different era now, and I'd argue that things are way more overwhelming than they were back then.

Let's talk about a few ways to make a political statement with your wedding…

Doing good while getting wed: wedding charity ideas to support your favorite causes

"In lieu of a gift registry, what are some of the options/ideas to ask people to give to charity? My partner and I met volunteering and are passionate about that particular organization and some others. We'd love to get others on board with helping support these places but are wondering how to do that." Boy do we have ideas for you! From donations to charitable registries, there are lots of ways to give back. Here's a roundup of charity wedding ideas…