Let's tell the truth... weddings are expensive. For some people the idea of having a gorgeous wedding is thought to be a miracle.
If you are looking for some wedding assistance or you want your special day to benefit an upcoming couple, check out these AWESOME wedding charities in the DMV area:
St. Anthony’s Bridal
St. Anthony’s Bridal is a nonprofit located in Bethesda, MD. They are dedicated to helping “brides on tight budgets achieve beautiful and affordable weddings.” St. Anthony’s provides the free use of reception items and wedding gowns to low- and middle-income brides who need financial assistance to have the wedding of their dreams.
The I Do Foundation
The I Do Foundation is a nonprofit founded in 2002 located in DC. They allow engaged couples to add charitable aspects on their wedding day, by encouraging couples to “celebrate generously!” Couples can decide to make a charitable donation in lieu of favors or create a charitable registry through which guests can donate to a charity chosen by the couple. The foundation also offers environmentally- friendly options to incorporate earth-friendly choices into their celebrations.
Wish Upon a Wedding
The DC Chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding covers approximately 250 miles from the DC city center, including Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia. They provide weddings and vow renewals for couples facing life-altering circumstances or terminal illness. Wish Upon a Wedding offers a variety of choices to help, including fundraisers, volunteering, and donation to the organization in lieu of wedding favors.
Brides Across America
Brides Across America is a national charitable organization that brings together bridal salons around the country to donate wedding gowns to qualified military brides. The organization hosts gown giveaway events in Maryland and Virginia.
Brides Against Breast Cancer
Brides Against Breast Cancer (BABC) contributes to programs benefiting cancer patients and their families. The organization hosts more than 32 yearly sales around the country. And YES DC is included in this event!! At the BABC sales event, brides can snag designer gowns at a discount while feeling confident that the funds are going directly to a worthy cause. Newlywed brides can donate a gown, veil, or other pieces of your wedding day ensemble.
"For it is in giving, that we receive."
-St. Francis of Assisi