Charity Program FAQ

Adding a charity to your registry page on The Knot is a great way to support your favorite cause with your wedding, at no extra cost to you or your guests!

How it works

  1. Choose a charity from our list of 100+ participating charities.
  2. Share your registries through your registry page or wedding website on The Knot with your guests.
  3. We will donate to your selected charity each time someone buys a gift using your registry or wedding website.

Have more questions?

Check out our list of frequently asked questions for more information.

General questions:

For The Knot funded program, you may only choose one charitable organization as the recipient of donations raised from your registry from The Knot.

You can create charity registries in honor of as many causes as you’d like to allow friends and family to donate directly.

You can register at a participating retailer either online or in-store. If you create your registry in-store, you need to make sure it's part of your TheKnot.com account so we know to count all gifts purchased from it toward your charity donations. Click here to see if we have all of your registries on file or find your in-store registry now and add it to your account.

Yes. You can register with as many participating stores as you would like, and we will make a donation whenever anyone uses TheKnot.com or your wedding website to buy you a gift from any of your registries with our Participating Retailers.

Yes, just make sure that the registry is part of your TheKnot.com account so we can keep track of the donations. Click here to see if we have all of your registries on file or find your in-store registry now and add it to your account.

Share your wedding website, featuring your registries with your guests. You can print your wedding website URL on your Save-the-Dates and invitation inserts – a tactful way to share where you are registered. Click here to create a wedding website.

You can also tell your family and bridal party to send everyone to TheKnot.com to look up your registries and/or wedding website in our Couples Search. Remember, TheKnot.com will make a donation when anyone uses TheKnot.com or your wedding website to find your registry and buy you a gift through our sites. We will not make a donation for gifts purchased in-store, or directly via the retailer's own website.

We're sorry, but only gifts purchased from Participating Retailers through TheKnot.com or your wedding website will count towards the Charity Donation Program. Click here to start a registry with a Participating Retailer.

The Knot funded donations:

Each time someone uses TheKnot.com or your wedding website on TheKnot.com to buy you a gift from one of the registries that we know belong to you (i.e. listed on your account), we will make a donation to your selected charity. We work with the I Do Foundation (a national nonprofit organization) to pre-screen the charities that are included in this program and to send the donations to each charity. There is absolutely no cost to you or to those who buy wedding gifts for you. TheKnot.com pays for the entire donation as our way of saying thank you for using our services.

For The Knot funded program, you may only choose a charity that is part of the approved list of charities. We provide over 100 charitable organizations to choose from so that you can find a charity that is personally meaningful to you.

Your charity will receive a greater donation from us as more gifts are purchased for you through TheKnot.com or your wedding website. The actual donation is based on a percent of the registry gifts purchased through TheKnot.com or your wedding website (excluding taxes and shipping), up to 3%.

No. One-hundred percent of the donation amounts listed above will be sent to your selected charity. TheKnot.com pays separate additional fees for each gift to cover the costs to administer this program.

No. Since TheKnot.com is making the donation, neither the couple nor the gift giver can claim it as a tax deduction.

Six months after the wedding, your charity will receive a check for all of the donations generated through TheKnot.com or your wedding website on TheKnot.com. Since wedding gifts are often purchased after the wedding, we wait six months to give your charity the chance to reach the highest donation percentage possible. No donations will be made for gifts purchased beyond six months after your wedding date.

Charity Registries

We work with Crowdrise and the I Do Foundation (national nonprofit organizations) to let you create your charity registry. Each organization pre-screens the charities that are included in their programs.

Please refer to the FAQ sections on Crowdrise or the I Do Foundation website for details on how the donations are given to your chosen charity.

Please refer to the FAQ sections on Crowdrise or the I Do Foundation website for details on how the donations are given to your chosen charity.