Paul Sullivan reports that adding a nonprofit organization to a wedding registry is fairly simple using websites like the Good Beginning.
Of course, for many couples, wedding presents give them their start in life. Those sheets, plates and glasses are practical help in setting up their lives together as much as they are nice gifts.
But more affluent couples who can afford to buy what they want or older couples who have already accumulated what they need often face the opposite problem: having two of everything. They may even be preparing to downsize.
While it might be easy to dismiss these charitable options as just one more request of guests who may already be spending a lot of money traveling to a wedding, the registries have the potential to be effective and to have a positive impact.
Posted by Jacqueline Groccia, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.