This coming weekend Ben DiFrancesco and his fiancée, Melissa, will be getting married in their hometown of Philadelphia. Following the ceremony the couple is planning to go on a honeymoon just like most other married couples but this honeymoon will surely be very different from many others.
The big difference is that Ben and Melissa will not be travelling simply for pleasure but also as a way to give back to others who need their help. Ben and Melissa both say that they had been looking for a good way to help with Habitat for Humanity and volunteering in Costa Rica during their honeymoon is what they decided on.
Of course the DiFrancescos are not the only honeymoon couple to do something like this. Habitat for Humanity says every so often a group of newlyweds announce that they will be volunteering as part of their honeymoon and along with that often comes all sorts of monetary donations as well.
Ben and Melissa even found a way to get friends and family involved in the entire ordeal as well. Rather than asking for gifts or money from guests they encouraged guests to either donate money to Habitat for Humanity or even accompany them on their expedition to Costa Rica. According to the couple at least a few close friends decided to step up and join them on the trip to Costa Rica while many more guests made a donation to help out the cause.