Newlyweds ask wedding guests to give blood instead of gifts
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Instead of asking their guests to get them a gift from an online registry, one couple took their wedding party to donate blood.
Barry Gamble and his new wife, Monica, had a 'destination wedding' that ended up at the Virginia Blood Services Donor Center in Richmond.
"The greatest gift of all is life," Barry said. "This is a lot more important than a toaster."
The bride and groom arrived in full dress to donate. The staff at Virginia Blood Services decorated the clinic to look like a wedding chapel, and even offered cake as a snack to ensure nobody was dizzy or lightheaded after their donation.