Post # 1
Both my fiance and I lost our moms in the last year and 3 mths. Both died quiet unexpectedly. Both were loved so much by all our friends and family. Both did insane amounts of good for the communities. Both died of some forms of cancer that are not widely known.
My fiance and I both prefer donations made in lieu of gifts to 2 very reputible organizations that deal with each of the cancers that took our mothers. I also know that within our group of friends and family…this would not be considered rude and makes more sense coming from us, than asking someone to buy us a ridiculously expensive set of plates or cuisinart.
We are not having a wedding with guest since our mothers will not be able to be there and we plan on getting married with just the 3 of us (myself, fiance and our 3 yr old daughter). We will however, have a party/reception after we return home from wherever and I am wondering how to put this in the reception invite. The theme for the reception will be Masquerade and I would love a clever way to add the charity suggestion somehow. Any suggestions?
Post # 3
@Marcylala: I am so sorry to hear about the loss of both your mothers! This must have been so so so hard for both of you. I think asking for donations to charity would be really fantastic – I wish I had a clever idea for you, but went hunting for answer for you. Not sure if this answer on the knot helps you in anyway:
Also this article I found interesting:
Hope these help in some way or another!
Post # 4
I’d probably leave the charity information off the invitation, but instead pass the word among family and friends. I’d also create a website about the reception and instead of registry links to Williams Sonoma or Macy’s, you could have a paragraph on why you decided to donate to a charity and a link to the charities.
Contact the charity and let them know that you will be including them in your registry. They will be able to provide you with the names of people that donate in your name. (I included three charities in my registry.)Make sure that if people donate to the charities on their own, they reference the Marcylala wedding.