(Closed) charity donation instead of favor?

posted 10 years ago in Favors
Post # 32
4 posts
  • Wedding: May 2015

@HeLovesDogs:  Wow, someone after my own heart!  That is exactly the program my daughter and her fiance are donating to.  Our photographer is on a mission to take photos in all 50 states and during our meeting, she told us this.  Being that I am amilitary retiree myself, I have a special place in my heart for those who sacrificed so much for our country. After speaking with my daughter we decided that donating to this cause was something we could do to support those who need it.  I was perusing the site looking for how others worded the “in lieu of favorcamera cross across your post.  Tell me, how did you word your note?


FYI: the photographer is Sally at silvercordeventphotography.com…..very reasonable and so artistic!


Post # 33
2336 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m not generally a fan.  The point of favors is that they are a thank you to the guest.  Donating to a charity I didn’t pick or may not support doesn’t really enthuse me, although it’s improved slightly if you do a wishing well where the guest directs the favor amongest a choice of charities.

Donate to a charity if you like (I fully support this), but do it on your own and don’t call it a favor.  Skipping favors entirely is ok too.

Post # 34
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Instead of favors Fiance and I are making donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society (because my dad has Leukemia) and to a scholarship fund set up in memory of his younger brother (because his little brother passed away in a car accident)

I’ll either put it in the program or as notecards at each of the tables.


Post # 35
28 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014

@doily:  I like that you worded yours as “in celebration of our special day.”  That way, guests understand why they may not have a favor, but that the money went to something important and something important to you and your spouse! 

Post # 36
501 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I really don’t get why anyone would be offended by this. Why on earth would a grown ass person be upset because they are not receiving a gift at someone else’s big day? What are we, 5 year olds at a birthday party who need party packs to take home so that they won’t throw a tantrum that the party was not in their honour?

It has become so ridiculous. The guests are getting free booze, food, entertainment and a party. The day is supposed to be about the couple. If giving to charity is important to the couple, then they should be allowed to do so without any explanations.

We are doing this, and I’ll be putting this info on my wedding website for guests to see and to find out more about the charities should they choose to check it out.


Post # 37
14 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

check out trufflesforacause.com — really cute!

Post # 38
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@melisslp:  i might have to steal this idea! but with Mobile Creches instead.

where did you place that sign?? guestbook table?

Post # 39
3195 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1999

@virgomasala80:  Sorry it took me so long to reply.  I haven’t been on this site in ages.  ~  In response to your question, we put the sign at the guest table.  Many people noticed and made comments about what a great idea it was instead of meaningless trinkets.

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