Post # 1
We are making a donation to Big Fluffy Dogs as part of our wedding favors in honor of this little cherub – Jessie! My brother’s new pup (and my parents & sister by association!)
She’s a 5 m/o border collie, they just rescued her (abandoned on a farm in Kentucky).
However..we are also having a candy buffet, so I don’t want our cards to read, “In lieu” because technically, it’s a mix of everything. How should I word it? I am putting the wording on tented place cards at each table.
Post # 3
“We have made a donation in your honor to Big Fluffy Dogs, an animal rescue group.”
Post # 4
That’s good basic wording from mightywombat. You might also want to put information about the charity somewhere (maybe not on everyone’s card) for the people like me who would like to read up on the charity.
Post # 5
so “in your honor” is okay to use? I was going to use it when I first had the donation thought (over a year ago), and asked about it on the knot and was attacked. People said it’s rude and that unless you are donating in every individual person’s name, not to put anything about the guest on there at all. I was kind of shocked by the reaction – I didn’t think if I went to a wedding that wording would offend me!
Post # 6
@sorrycharlie: Hum… I definitely agree that this wouldn’t offend me. It makes me sad to think that any guest would get upset with you for HOW you donated to an amazing charity like the one you’ve chosen. IMO, “In your honor” should be just fine. PS: that dog is just TOO CUTE! 🙂
Post # 7
how do these look? we donated to big fluffy dogs & national wildlife federation, so I made some of both..we’ll alternate at settings or tables.
Post # 8
You can do “in your honor”, but have have people that can take offense if they don’t like the foundation. We are debating about donating to our local humane society, which is where we got our one dog, but know that some people would take offense to that (due to the fact HS euthanizes).
Something you can do is just saying “We’ve made a donation to xyz in honor of our big day”, and leave out the “your”.
I wouldn’t be offended, but I know some people could be.
Just something to consider 🙂 – I’ve already heard crap from my family when I considered just donating to the local HS instead of favors.