(Closed) Charitable Donation Instead of Favors

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would skip favors completely and make a private donation. Your reception is the thank you to guests. And what if not everyone likes the particular organization? There are many people who don’t agree with zoos.

Post # 4
45 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re thinking about doing this, but I think we’ll be giving to the Wounded Warrior Project or the USO. Both are very dear to our hearts and no one that will be invited to the wedding would disagree with the mission of either group (I doubt anybody does). We’re just trying to figure out how much to give.

Post # 5
2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

we did this. We donated to the american heart society since my dad died of a heart attack just a couple of years before the wedding. It served as a favor but also served as a memorial to my dad. I had pictures of the two of us with the associations poem explaining to people that we donated in lieu of favors surrounding it

Post # 7
746 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it’s a great idea. We’re doing this, and we’re donating to a local charity that assists homeless women and children in our community. 

Post # 8
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@brendaray2009:  Hi there!  We chose to make a donation to the Susan G. Komen organization, since my Maid/Matron of Honor had just fought breast cancer and we have many other relatives that have fought it as well.  We decided to have a frame at the entrance to the reception that stated our wish. 

P.S. This has been a “controversial” topic in the past here on WB.  So, be prepared for some people opposing what you’d like to do.  IMO, do what you want! 

Post # 9
11351 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I would not make a charitable donation (no matter how wonderful or worthy the organization may be in your eyes or many others’ eyes) in another person’s name or on their behalf, because he or she may not agree with something about that particular charity.

I agree with @MidwestBride2012: that if you do this, you should simply donate the funds privately and not make any mention of it to your guests.

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