Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

3 Things to Donate to Goodwill from Your Wedding Day

You’ve walked down the aisle, exchanged vows and rings, and celebrated with all your friends and loved ones. Congrats — you’re married!

After your big day, you might be wondering what to do with all your extra wedding stuff. Chances are, you won’t be using it again any time soon! The good news is that you don’t have to let your wedding items go to waste. Donate them to Goodwill and give them a new life!

Here are three great things you can donate to Goodwill after your wedding day:


Did you know? Centerpieces, photo booth props, aisle décor, leftover favors, tablecloths, cake stands, candlesticks, and champagne flutes can all be donated to Goodwill! You’ll free up some much-needed storage space and ensure your wedding decorations are going to a good cause.

Unwanted Gifts

No matter how much effort you put into making a custom wedding registry, there will always be guests who end up buying a gift you have no use for. What do you do when you receive a wedding gift you don’t want or need? If you can’t return the gift, consider donating it to Goodwill. We’ll gladly take that extra set of dishes, coffeemaker, or toaster. Someone else is sure to put your unwanted gifts to good use!

Wedding Dress from Goodwill

Wedding Dress from Goodwill

Wedding gown

After your special day, you probably won’t wear your wedding gown again. When you’re ready to make room in your closet and give your gown a new home, give it to Goodwill! Your donated wedding dress will be a blessing for budget-minded brides. The same goes for bridesmaid dresses, which can be repurposed as prom gowns or special occasion attire. It’s a great feeling to know your well-loved dresses will be appreciated!






Spread the love and donate to Goodwill!

Donating to Goodwill is also a wonderful way to “pay it forward” after your wedding celebration. Because Goodwill resells donated goods at budget-friendly prices every day, your donations could make someone else’s dream wedding more affordable!

White box with clothing inside and 'donations' written on front

Donations box

Plus, when you donate items from your wedding to Goodwill, your donations have the potential to help people in your community find a job, earn a living, and achieve personal fulfillment. Now that’s a very good thing!

Ready to donate to Goodwill? Gather up your unneeded or unwanted wedding items and head to your nearest Ohio Valley Goodwill donation site or retail store today!