As they’ve planned their July 17 wedding, Chuck Hankins and Suzie Devney have focused on what’s important.
“The most important part is the two of us, the marriage, not all the bells and whistles that go along with it,” Hankins said.
Also important: The family dynamic, as Devney and her 14-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter prepare to move in with Hankins and his 17-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter.
Not important: Getting more stuff.
We each already have a toaster we don’t use,” Devney said. “We’ve got two of everything right now.”
So the Omaha couple decided to forgo the idea of wedding presents.
Instead, they’re asking guests to make a donation to Angels Among Us, a local charity organization that helps families of children with cancer. Though it’s certainly not common, a small handful of other area couples in recent years also have opted out of the wedding present tradition and asked guests to donate instead to a charity.
(Billy’s Thoughts>>>> What a great idea and a wonderful way to put others ahead of you. I know some couples do need gifts but when a couple doesn’t need anymore stuff this might be the way to go. If you like you can read more of the above story Couples opting for donations, not gifts.)