June 24, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I & III • Page 17 Summer WEDDINGPlanner 2009 Giving the gift of a charitable donation that benefits a charity is easier than you might imagine and especially timely, as many charities need extra help during a time of economic downturn. By the time many couples get married, they often do not need an extra toaster, but would really appreciate a donation to the charity of their choice. Giving is a great way to start your life together and coming up with a list can provoke some meaningful conversations about values. Here are some heartwarming ideas to consider: Feed the hungry. If you have unopened food and beverages left over from your wedding, arrange to donate these items to a nearby food bank or soup kitchen. Share your flowers. After the wedding, drop off your flowers at a hospital or nursing home so others can enjoy them. Buy wedding essentials from companies that donate to charities you support. Donate your bridesmaids’ dresses to an organization that supplies prom dresses to girls who cannot afford them. Register your wedding. Ask your guests to donate to a charity they identify with you. You can even suggest a website through which they can donate: a sort of customizable wedding charity registry. One of the most meaningful wedding gifts is a donation to the favorite charities of the bride and the groom. (NAPSI) More and more, couples now vow to start their lives together by making a difference in the lives of others. Saying “I do” to a wedding Elegant Wedding Flowers • Unique Bridal Bouquets • Beautiful Table Centerpieces • Candelabras • Complete Rental Service Including Tents, Furniture, Plants and More • Everything to Create Your Special Setting For the Perfect Wedding... Call for Your Consultation Today! Creations By Fran Flowers & More... 14 Central Ave, Midland Park 201-444-8366 or 201-389-3079 Monday-Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-5