"I Do" Foundation: Brides and grooms can set up their registry with select stores that will then donate up to 10% of each purchase to a charity of the couple's choosing. IDoFoundation.org.
Flower Power Foundation: Collects wedding flowers, re-assembles them, and distributes them to the elderly, sick, and terminally ill in New York City and Los Angeles. FlowerPowerFoundation.org.
Brides Against Breast Cancer: Donates proceeds from the sales of previously worn and donated gowns to "Making Memories," a non-profit that gives breast cancer patients an opportunity to fulfill a dream or wish. BridesAgainstBreastCancer.org.
City Harvest: Redistributes leftover food from weddings and other similar events to New York City's homeless. CityHarvest.org.
Opening photograph by Michael Carr Photography