Many couples these days are opting to donate money to a cause near and dear to their hearts in lieu of wedding favors. It’s a noble gesture that ensures the money normally spent on favors goes towards something lasting, rather than a trinket that may get lost before the festivities are over. (Regular favors are still great too. There’s nothing better than a new coozie to add to the collection that commemorates the special day of two people you love!)
If however you ARE considering going this route, we’ve got a great foundation to tell you about, and they’re hosting an event this coming weekend. The Victoria Alviti Music Foundation was started by Valerie Marini, founder of The Paper Pefectionist, and her family, in memory of her sister Victoria, who passed four years ago in a car accident. Just 22 at the time, she was a talented musician and model and had mentioned to her family shortly before the accident that she wanted to start a music foundation to help keep music in schools. Two months after she passed, the foundation held their first event and the partnership with the RI Philharmonic and Music School began.
On Sunday, October 4th, they’ll be hosting the fifth annual Music on the Green event at Alpine Country Club in Cranston, RI. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit their website.