Post # 1
We are donating money to a foundation that is important to both of our families, rather than give wedding favors. What is the best way to let people know that?
My first thought twas to write at the bottom of each menu:
"Thanks for joining us to celebrate!
A donation has been made to the X Society in honor of the Jones and Smith families"
How else have people done it? Any advice? Do I need to be more clear that this is in lieu of wedding favors?
Post # 3
Another option is to do small cards from Vista Print. I did these for my phot upload cards. You could get 250 free business cards (only paid $5.47 in shipping).
Post # 4
We are doing this also. I printed off a little blurb about it and have rolled up each one into a scroll and tied a ribbon around it. These will be placed at each table setting in place of a traditional favor. Here’s what ours says:
"In lieu of favors,
K and J
have made a donation
to St. Jude Children’s
Research Hospital in
loving memory of
(her name here)"
Post # 5
I went to a wedding where they just wrote it on a card (similar to what Snowflake was saying) and said, A donation has been made in your name to XX Charity in memory of XX. I plan on doing the same for Breast Cancer. Right now I have my eye on these cute favors. It’s a plantable pink ribbon. 10% of proceeds go towards two charities. 10% isn’t a lot so If I dont go with these I will do the business card route. Maybe attach it to some chocolates or jordan almonds or a ribbon shaped cookie?
I’ll also be looking into http://www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org/
They will send you customized cards to put at each place setting to announce the gift of a donation in the guests honor.
Post # 6
A friend did this at her wedding – she printed out a sweet little note on cardstock (cut to about 3" x 2") and tied a co-ordinating ribbon around it, so it still prettied up each plate setting!
If you’re adding your words to something else, like the menu or program – I would definitely indicate that it’s "in lieu of favors"