Post # 1
1- Chinese take out container of candy (we love chinese food) or…
2. Animal shelter donations?
My mom works at a shelter and both our parents are huge dog/shelter lovers. Each card would have a picture of a different family dog on it.
Post # 3
I would offer the candy as a favor and then give part of what you receive as cash gifts to the shelter. I am not sure I would want people thinking about things like abused animals and euthanasia on my wedding day, even as important as preventing those things are.
Plus, I’ve heard a couple stories on here about couples saying they will donate to X cause in lieu of favors, and then never actually doing it. These days when I see something like that, I always wonder.
Post # 4
Maybe do a candy bar if it’s in your budget, but I personally would just do the animal shelter donation. Just a little blurb about the animal shelter and why it’s important to the two fo you to donate is enough. I’ve only been to one wedding who had a donation (for endangered tigers) and I thought that was way better than any other favor. I hate favors. They suck. Even if it’s candy, whatever. Not everyone eats it, some people are diabetic, etc. And I wouldn’t worry about people trusting you to donate or not, as long as you know you did, that’s all that really matters. It could just be $1 per guest, they don’t need to know how much.
Post # 5
candy. what if some of your guest dont believe in the cause? or like the poster above me stated maybe they think you never gave? and i agree that maybe people do not want to see that at a wedding.
Post # 6
I think either are fine. I don’t think people are going to second guess your word at your wedding and tihnk you didn’t actually give (these are your nearest and dearest friends, after all) – but no one ever objects to candy, either.
Post # 7
Thanks! Keep the opinions coming.
For the record, we know its a good shelter. My mom knows the good ones and the corrupt ones. I would probably do $2 per person. And most people I know love animals!
But I feel like candy might be more “appreciated” and easier.
Post # 8
Yes, your guests will likely appreciate the candy however a year from now, no one will look back with fond memories of the candy they got at your wedding. A donation to an animal shelter however will definitely make a difference in the lives of those animals. I think it’s a lovely idea.
One of our guests made a donation in our honor to a charity that spays stay cats. That there won’t be more homeless kittens born makes me happier than any $100 bill in a card.