About The Good Beginning

The Mission

The Good Beginning streamlines the giving process by allowing couples to choose their organizations and having an interface that allows for identifying, giving, and tracking of gifts to occur in one place. Over the years, we have worked with many couples who’ve chosen to donate their registry either in totality or partially to charity.

Our Founder

Founded by Beth Helmstetter, an event planner and designer specializing in destination weddings. With an MBA in nonprofit administration, Beth has worked in the nonprofit industry for years before turning to the wedding industry. She has since combined the two worlds.

Our Story

Selected Press Features

We've been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, Vogue, and more.

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The world needs our generosity

Start your marriage with the ritual of giving

How It Works