Post # 1
Instead of giving out gifts to all of our guests, FI and I will be making a donation to the animal shelter where we got our fur baby from-it’s a very important cause to us both, and everyone who knows us knows that our dog is our world.
I’d like to print out cards that say what we’re doing, with a picture of our little guy, since he won’t be a part of the wedding (it would just be way too overwhelming for him with all those people). Has anyone done something similar? I’m trying to come up with ideas of what the cards should look like, and what wording I should use
Post # 3
Aww cute idea! I really can’t think of anything to write though. It may be silly but I was thinking maybe you could make it like it’s a message from your dog’s perspective saying that guests should help donate to all his old friends in the shelter.
Post # 4
Could you do a picture of the two of you with your baby? I think it still functions as a favor that way, to send your guests away with a picture of your “family.” You could do the photo on one side of the card, and on the back say: Instead of a traditional wedding favor, we have made a donation to the XYZ Animal Shelter, where we adopted Fluffy, to express our gratitude for the blessing of family and friends.
That’s something I might actually keep on the fridge or in a scrapbook or photo album. I think what you’re doing is a lovely idea! (our doggy is a rescue, too, and is our world).
Post # 5
Today, in lieu of favors, we would like to make a donation to the _____shelter to help bring awareness and care to animals in need. We feel that the best gift is one which helps others, whether human, or 4 legged. Thank you so much – we are truly honored that you are here with us today.
Post # 6
I think the suggestion above works. IMO this is such a lovely idea.
Post # 7
These are great suggestions, thanks so much ladies!
Post # 8
I saw something similar online and thought of doing the EXACT same thing – instead of putting pictures of adoptable dogs, putting a picture of OUR dog! lol. I’m really interested on finding out what you decided to do because we haven’t decided yet and our wedding is in 3 weeks!
I’ve also seen where people have a cut out shape of their dog and write the message on that – they’d put it by their guestbook or escort cards – something similar to this:
(this originally came from weddingbee and I had pinned it on Pinterest).