Favors and Charitable Donations… Wording?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Why do you feel the need to tell your guests that you are making a donation?

Can you not just make the donation and keep it between you, your FI, the Alzheimer group and your Mom?

As you said, it can come across like you are looking for a pat on the back for something most of us do all the time – make charitable donations.

 

Post # 5
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42510 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@laustin85:  Could you attach a pic of her to your bouquet? She will always be with you in your heart.

Post # 7
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677 posts
Busy bee

@laustin85: Some major organizations will actually provide you with a card you can give your guests. I know the Canadian Cancer Society does. Maybe you could just attatch that card.

For the record, I don’t see it as looking for a “pat on the back”, especially if you could have the card read “In memory of the mother of the bride, Mrs. mama laustin85.”

Post # 8
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667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Make it your own private celebration. A lot of people don’t feel comfortable with having “donations made in [their] name” since they may or may not support the charity (yes, Alzheimers is pretty non-conrtoversial, but you’d be surprised). So yea, I wouldn’t.

 

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