Post # 1
I have found a good cause that we’d like to contribute to. Originally, I had thought of giving hershey kisses as a favor, but now I’m thinking maybe we will donate to this dog shelter instead. However, I had already bought some little boxes to use for the kisses, so I am thinking of putting something in there to let our guests know this is the cause we donated to. I just don’t know what to give? I thought about a cookie cutter, but I think it would be too big. A charm might be too expensive.
Any suggestions would be appreicated!
Post # 3
A bone shaped cookie (for humans)
Post # 4
oooh yeah I second that.
Or a little bit of puppy chow… also for humans… lol
Post # 5
Just fill the boxes with candy (which is cheap anyway) and make your donation separately. I love the sentiment behind it, but I know some people get upset at the “donation in lieu of favor” thing, and it isn’t worth the trouble (imho). It’s not like it has to be one or the other, you can do the Hershey’s kisses and still donate to the shelter on your own.
(p.s. I think it’s great that you’re choosing an animal shelter, they’re really hurting right now!)
Post # 6
if you want to stick with the dog theme, candy warehouse has some dog themed candy.
dog bone sweet tarts
chocolate spotted dogs
licorice scottie dogs
Post # 7
H, I’m guessing you have dogs, put a few milk bones in the boxes and thank the guest from your pets for attending “mommy and daddy’s” wedding! Also let the guest know that you have made a donation to the shelter.
Post # 8
Fill the boxes with cheap (but good) candy or use them for something else. The idea above for a bag of puppy chow (crispix cereal coated in chocolate, peanut butter and powdered sugar) is a cute idea as well.
Have the donation be entirely seperate. Also, the donation should be kept private between you and the charity. Otherwise, despite your best intentions, it comes across as “look what we did”. Most people don’t care about the favors to begin with and they really don’t care either way if you donated to a charity or not, so you don’t need to make any mention of it.
Post # 9
Yes, we do have dogs and they are controversial dogs (pit bulls) so when I saw this show on Animal Planet about a pit bull shelter that employs parolees hence giving then second chances, I just thought that would be a perfect way to put our footprint on our wedding. We’ve met a lot of negative feedback from family and friends because of our babies. I thought maybe if we donated to the shelter, gave them a favor saying so with the website and the show name they could check it out and inform themselves a little better. It’s probably just wishful thinking anyway and my excitement got the best of me. LOL
Post # 10
I think that having a dog based candy or treat with a note would be a great idea to let people know what you are doing.
Post # 11
I don’t think there is any harm in letting your guests know you made a donation. I wouldn’t disclose the amount of the donation though. I recently attended a wedding where a donation had been made to the American Cancer Society in memoriam of a family member of the couple. They just made little tent cards for each table and that was it, no candy, no nothing. What about a simple keychain in the shape of a dog bone, kinda like a dogtag? Look for promotional products you can order in bulk from a non-wedding related site.
Post # 12
We are donating to the shelter where we got our pit bull!! I just plan on making a note in the program- nothing too crazy.. I’d rather use the money we have for the donation than a little throw away item (kind of the point of why i’m doing a donation). We might do 2 donations- one to the shelter and one to the avon walk for breast cancer because I have walked and crewed and we both plan to walk next year 🙂 good way to get the word out to our family.
Post # 13
That is such a great idea! We also have pit bulls and are huge advocates for helping shelters and increasing positive pibble press! <3
Post # 14
I LOVE the idea of puppy chow or bone shaped cookies.
I’m in the camp that loves charitable gifts generally. FI works for a non-profit, though, so I have a bias towards charitable giving and gifting. Maybe also put some pictures of animals from the shelter around the bowls with “Thank You” written on them in a fun way. I’m sure the shelter would be happy to help.
Post # 15
You could have a pic taken of you and your FI holding puppies and frame it on the guestbook table with a note saying that you made a donation instead of favors.
Or were you hoping to do this as well as a favor?
Post # 16
Is there anything the shelter can give you? Like little photocards of the dogs they help? Otherwise I think the dog bone candy is a cute idea, or even making cookies and using a bone-shaped cookie cutter.