Sharing a memory with a donation favour

posted 3 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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757 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@papercrafter:  That sounds like a lot of work/stress in pulling it all together – but if you’re up for the task, I’d say go for it.  Does the favor link up with the donation you’re going to make? I like it where the donation and the favor have something to do with one another.

 

You could also be sure to get pictures of friends and family at the wedding, and pictures of your cousins and their dates, and include the nice photo in your thank you card.  This way they’re not getting the typical bride and groom photo (if you’re doing that) but they also get a copy of a nice photo of themselves all dressed up and having fun!

Post # 5
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757 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@papercrafter:  so sorry to hear that cancer has had such an effect on your families!  I think it would be really touching to do something like this:

a memory board where you and FI make a collage of pictures of “memories” you two have with your step mom, and he with his grandpa.  Display it where people get their place cards with a note at the bottom saying something like “memories will last a lifetime” “In your honor, we have made a donation to _______ with the hope that we give others the opportunity to make new memories.” “please look at your seat for a card from us, where we share our favorite memory with you!”

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Me and my husband donated to Cancer Research Uk and we got some pins (the limited edition birds) and we made a little card which said ‘In lieu of favours, we have donated money for Cancer Research UK in memory of a couple of very special people who could not be here to celebrate this important day with us.’ and attached the pin to it.  All our guests were talking about it – sometimes you just don’t realise how many lives get affected by this terrible disease – and were very very touched by it.

I know that this isn’t right for everyone but it definitely felt perfect for us – I just didn’t want to spend a cheap on something that was only going to get thrown in the bin the day after the wedding. :o)

Post # 8
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753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@papercrafter:  Not sure what kind of donations you are making but maybe something along the lines of: 

Just as we have shared joyful memories with you, we would like to share some joy with others by making a donation to (charity). 

or

Memories last longer wedding favors, we have cherished your memories and created new today by donating your “favors” to (charity).

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