How do you feel about Donations with Favors???

posted 2 years ago in Favors
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

But you’re not doing a donation “in lieu” of favors.  You’re giving them cookies and pens as favors AND donating on their behalf!  🙂

Post # 3
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744 posts
Busy bee

msdanibaby:  While I’m generally not a fan of donation favors (and actually don’t believe favors are necessary at all), in this case, since it’s a disease you are personally battling, I don’t think it’s tacky at all.  Best wishes for your health too!

Post # 4
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716 posts
Busy bee

I don’t think you should worry about this at all.  Donations in lieu of favors are a great idea and increasing in popularity.

After an evening of eating and drinking, no one needs more cookies, candy, mints or worse, assorted paraphernalia with your name, wedding date, or photo on it. 

Post # 6
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109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

msdanibaby:  I love this idea! I do not think it is tacky at all. 

Post # 8
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1180 posts
Bumble bee

I normally am not a fan of “donation in lieu of” favors. However, as previous posters mentioned, since you are personally fighting this fight, it’s absolutely fine and makes a lot of sense.

Good luck to you and your family, and have a wonderful wedding. 🙂

Post # 9
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643 posts
Busy bee

msdanibaby:  Donation favours don’t do anything for a guest. I don’t believe favours are necessary at all but I don’t see how donating to your own cause is a gift/favour for a guest. If it was a donation to my charity of choice, that would make more sense to me but its still not necessary. 

As for personalized pens, I don’t think that makes sense either. I wouldn’t want a pen with someone else’s name and wedding date on it. If favours are done at all, small and edible ones are usually well received.  

Why not just donate to your cause independently rather than calling it something done for a guest? I’m not against donating – I do it myself – and I do wish you the best of luck in your fight. I just don’t think it makes sense in this context. 

Post # 10
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3223 posts
Sugar bee

I wouldn’t complain to you about it, but I also see no reason to inform your guests of your donation.

You chose to make a private donation to a cause near to your heart, which is great. But it is not in anyway a favour to your guests.

Post # 11
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131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Love the idea… not tacky at all!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

msdanibaby:  I love this idea!! Donation favors are so thoughful! As far as I am concerned if anyone had a problem with that then they would just be super selfish people in my books! My mom was a transplant recipient before she passed so I am an advocate for organ donation. I wanted to give something to our guests to raise awareness in memory of my mom. So I am going to make these plantable ribbon cards and give them to our guests. They are cheap and easy to make and they are unique! This way my guests can plant flowers in memory of my mom and in awareness of organ donation!

Post # 14
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463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I love your idea. Good going!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

It really depends on the cause and how personal it is to you.  Organizations doing research for a disease that you or a family member have personally gone through, I’m 100% with you.  If it is a charity or cause that you normally do work with, I’m 100% with you.  Where it falls flat is when you are giving to a random, well known charity with no personal conection.  Then, it looks like you are giving yourself a big pat on the back and calling it a favor to someone else. 

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