which favors should we pick?

posted 3 years ago in Favors
  • poll: which favor is best?
    candy : (18 votes)
    55 %
    shelter donation : (15 votes)
    45 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    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
    Member
    6812 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    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
    Member
    318 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    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
    Member
    11740 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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 # 8
    Member
    1243 posts
    Bumble bee

    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.

     

    Post # 9
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    195 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Candy.

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