A wedding reception is a party, a celebration, but usually, it’s also a dinner party! And wouldn’t it be great if that dinner party could include some guests all across the country?

On September 13th, Macy’s launched “Come Together,” an innovative community-centered campaign, to raise 10 million meals for Feeding America and its network of food banks.

The campaign rallies the public to host special dinner parties iand ask their guests to pledge a donation to Feeding America in lieu of bringing a host gift. Macy’s will match donations dollar for dollar until the goal of 10 million meals is reached.

You could very easily incorporate this into your reception by asking each guest to donate a dollar. How?There could be little baskets with an “explanation” card on each table, or at the bar or gift table.  If the “dollar” dance is part of your family’s tradition, those dollars could go to this cause.  You could also donate a check and then mention, in your thank you notes, that the donation was made in your guests’ names. 


The Macy’s  Come Together website at www.macys.com/cometogether, is a great resource! The website serves as a one-stop party planning destination featuring recipes, dinner party fashions, evites, themes, recommended playlists and other special content to create the perfect gathering.

You (or guests who are registry shopping…)  can also give $1 at the register at all Macy’s stores.  Every $1 donated equals 7 meals. And if they shop on October 17th, a percentage of their purchase prices will go to the cause.

There are so many ways to share the joy of your wedding day; this is a GREAT one!