There is no better feeling in this world for a couple than their wedding turning into an occasion for their guest list to make a gifting contribution towards a noble cause that the couple strongly believe in i.e. a charity registry. It gives them the satisfaction of having been agents of change in supporting issues like animal welfare, education for the underprivileged, health and safety of all, environmental protection etc. The concept of a charity registry has in fact been riding the popularity wave for the last few years with many couples either opting for an exclusive charity only wedding registry or they add charitable organizations to their more traditional gift registry.
Here’s a look at some of the inspirational charity registry stories that are sure to motivate prospective couples to go for a charity wishlist.
The celebrity duos of Bollywood have been very vocal about creating awareness regarding the importance of mental health in daily life. It is no wonder then that they chose their wedding to raise donations for their “Live, Love Laugh” foundation which aims to reduce the stigma and change the way we look at people going through stress, anxiety and depression. #DeepVeer had no qualms in opting for a charity registry as they knew it was the best way to do something meaningful and fulfill their social responsibility.
Another celebrity couple who chose to include a charity component to their wedding gift registry are Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. They had partnered with Amazon to curate their dream wishlist that included a commitment from the latter to pledge $ 100,000 to UNICEF. Aside from their acting and singing prowess, the stylish couple are also known worldwide for being goodwill ambassadors of international organizations that support humanitarian efforts acting as role-models for one and all.
The royal UK Couple decided to mark their wedding occasion by asking guests not to gift them anything physical but to redirect those wedding gifts as contributions towards a range of charities supporting causes close to the couple’s heart. These included women’s empowerment, environment conservation, fight against homelessness, military charity, wildlife protection and the welfare of HIV affected children. Such a move received accolades from audiences worldwide who felt the star couple had set an example for everyone in this age of fancy over the top wedding gifts.
If you thought that only celebrities have taken to the concept of a charity gift registry in a big way, then you are in for a surprise. Wedding Wishlist, one of India’s first gift registry platforms recently had Srinidhi and Prashanth add 4 charities to their wedding gift registry supporting various causes like education of the girl child, rehabilitation and medical aid for the homeless etc. Guests and family members from across the world were appreciative of the couple’s efforts and contributed in kind to make it a huge success.
Another Wedding Wishlist couple Nithyasri and Yeshwanth who tied the knot recently had their guests contribute to charities supporting causes like river revitalization, support for India’s soldiers, youth empowerment, education etc through their gift registry. Warming up to the idea of a charity registry, everyone involved wanted to experiment with the same for a similar occasion in their family.