The newest, hottest wedding trend that is beginning to surface in many high profile weddings is Kindness. Kindness is about choosing to make a generous theme for a charity part of the wedding celebration. When it comes to wedding trends, kindness is one of the best ones that I have heard yet.
It would seem that lots of couples right now are deciding to include a charitable aspect of kindness into their wedding day. And this type of kindness is contagious. I hope that, as with any wedding trend, kindness catches on quickly and spreads to as many wedding day couples as possible. We are all inspired by both the good deeds that we see others do and by weddings, what a perfect combination.
How are wedding day couples incorporating kindness into their wedding day? According to SuperWeddings.com, one kindness example already set was during the wedding of Christina Aguilera last December. She asked that her wedding guests not purchase wedding gifts but instead make donations to Hurricane Katrina victims. A gentle suggestion such as this is a lovely way to make your wedding guests feel like they are making a difference for a good cause that is also important to the bride and groom.
Weddings are becoming more and more a very intimate portrayal of the wedding couple themselves. The wedding couple wants all the details of their special day to reflect both who they are and their principles. This includes the food, flowers, the setting, music, rings and all the other hundreds of wedding details. Making an act of kindness part of your wedding day also makes a statement about the compassionate and giving nature of the bride and the groom.
Six Wedding Kindness Theme Ideas:
Instead of the traditional wedding favors from the bride and groom, the wedding couple can make a donation to a charity in the name of each wedding guest. A lovely note explaining this donation could be on each wedding place setting.
-Gather your wedding party and tell them that your and your groom do not want gifts for the bachelor/bachelorette parties. Have everyone come to your house, drink wine and make food for a local shelter and deliver it.
-If you have any dollar dances for your wedding, inform your guests that the money will be donated to charity.
-In your wedding invitation include a note asking your wedding guests to make a donation to a particular charity instead of wedding gifts.
-Give your flower arrangements to a local hospital or a nursing home following the wedding. Then your flowers can continue to spread cheer even after the wedding.
-Donate your used wedding supplies and accessories to a local Goodwill or similar good cause that recycles used goods.
We all know that trends come and go. But this is one that I hope really catches on and that kindness can be a central theme to more weddings as they are planned. These ideas are not difficult to incorporate into the wedding plans, it involves all wedding guests more intimately with the bride and groom and who they are, and it helps in supporting good causes.
Kindness is a great way for couples to begin their new life together.