Three Easy Ways to Make Your Day Even More Special

We talk to the NSPCC about ways to make your big day extra special!

Whether you’re dreaming of flawless flowers or impeccable invites, it’s the little details that make all the difference when it comes to planning your wedding. But what if these little touches could also make a big difference to a good cause?

Doing something for charity at your wedding is a popular new trend that’s simple, affordable and full of meaning. For big hearted couples, incorporating a charity they’re passionate about into their celebration makes the big day even more special. If you’re considering doing the same, but want to ensure you enhance, not detract from the wedding of your dreams, take a look at our top three tips to see how a charitable gesture can make a huge difference to your nuptials.

Throw a helpful hen do
For a unique experience, and a well deserved break from wedding planning, take a look at charity events happening in your area. A sponsored walk or run is a great alternative, or addition, to the typical boozy hen do and a great way to keep in shape for the big day! And for more daring brides, a sponsored sky dive, obstacle course or abseiling session could prove a real talking point at the wedding. If you’re based close by, you can even climb all 38 floors of the Gherkin for the NSPCC (and treat to yourself to a glass of champagne at the top!).

If you’re looking for something slightly less energetic, ask your local branch if they’re looking for volunteers. You can also check our website to find out what events you can organise yourself – a chic garden party with some fun games could be a huge fundraising success. These are all great options for an inexpensive way to bond with your bridesmaids (and even the mother-in-law), and do something really special for your chosen charity.

Fundraise with your favours
Wedding favours can be a bit of a prickly topic. Should you spend a chunk of your precious budget on fancy favours for all your guests, only for them to be ignored, forgotten or eventually discarded? Plus you have the stress of making of sure they match your theme and your décor – the pitfalls are endless! Charity favours offer the perfect solution. Beautiful thank you cards and stylish pin badges can be offered as meaningful keepsakes for your guests, which show that you and your groom are thinking of others whilst you celebrate. Your guests will love to feel as though they’re part of your good deed, and wear their pins with pride. What’s more, if they are sadly swept up with the rubbish at the end of the night, your time and money will not have been wasted.

A gift list with a twist
For some couples, figuring out how to avoid unwanted presents is a needlessly stressful part of their wedding day. Leaving your guests without any guidelines means you’re likely to end up with something you already own, seven toasters or a hideous vase you’ll have to haul out every time your aunt visits. Set up a charity gift list to easily avoid all this hassle, and guarantee that your guests’ money is spent on something that truly matters. Simply sidestep an unwelcome torrent of cutlery by placing a tactful message on your invitations about your chosen charity, and why it means so much for your guests to make a donation for your special day.

The NSPCC has launched a brand new range of wedding favours and cards that could form a perfect part of your wedding. Plus there are loads of fun events you can get involved with, or inspiration to help you organise your own unique way to celebrate. To find out more, get in touch with us at stand H15 on 16th and 17th April , or in one of the ways listed below:

Website: www.nspcc.org.uk/celebrate
Email: celebrate@nspcc.org.uk
Telephone: 020 3772 9725

We hope you will help us fight for every childhood as part of your wedding celebrations. Whatever you choose, have a very special day.