Get Involved Other Ways to Give Support Afghanaid on your wedding day Make your special day even more special by choosing to support Afghanaid through your wedding or civil partnership and help to transform lives across Afghanistan. Weddings are an elaborate affair in Afghanistan. Did you know, Afghan brides traditionally wear green for the Nikah - the Islamic marriage ceremony - as the colour is associated with prosperity and paradise? Donations instead of gifts The easiest way to fundraise through your big day is by setting up a sponsorship page on our site, and then asking friends and family for donations instead of gifts. You can share the link on invitations, or have an iPad with the page open on the day. Set up your page Fundraising on the day There are plenty of fun ways you can get your guests involved with fundraising on the day, take a look at some of our ideas below, or get in touch for a chat: Donations in lieu of favours - thank your guests in a meaningful way. We can send you gift cards to distribute to let your guests know a donation has been made in their names for attending your special day. Sweepstake - take bids on the day, for example what will be the first dance or how long will the best man's speech be? Have a karaoke or dance competition and charge an entry fee. Hold a raffle or bingo - have a few prizes and charge guests for tickets. Make sweet boxes and sell for a donation. Auction off any flowers or table displays at the end of the day. Sell duplicate gifts. Tell us about your wedding day plans How your donations will change lives Your generosity will make a huge difference to vulnerable families across Afghanistan by giving them the skills and tools they need to live free from poverty. £20 enables a farm to flourish by providing the tools needed to cultivate crops. £50 buys a breastfeeding or pregnant woman special nutritious food, so that her baby gets the nutrition needed to survive and thrive. £100 buys a waterproof tent to be used as an emergency shelter when natural disasters strike. What can you expect from us? We'd be thrilled to be part of your day. We'll be on hand to help support any ideas you have, or if you need some inspiration, don't be afraid to get in touch. Before the big day, we'll send you personalised thank you cards for anyone that has donated via your page, so you can give these to your generous loved ones to explain how their gift is empowering communities across Afghanistan. Get in touch If you have any questions or would like more information, just give us a call on +44 (0)20 3559 6647, or email us at [email protected] and a member of our fundraising team will be happy to help.