Post # 1
I just finished making my “in lieu of favors” cards, this is the final product. I printed them on heavy duty cardstock paper and they look great. I am very happy with the final product. Some bee’s disagree with donation favors, and thats ok, but this is a very close family friend I have known since I was 12 years old. My SO and I choose to do this than waste money or trinkets that people don’t really want, and decided to help my friend with her ever growing unpaid MOUNTING MEDICAL BILLS!
For Sharing This Special Day With Us.
In Lieu Of Favors, We Have Donated To The P Family, Who Is In Attendance Tonight. Helping Bernadette P Continue Her Fight Against Colon Cancer.
Joseph & Tracy C
January 20, 2013
Post # 3
I like the idea — but is your friend okay with you announcing to all your guests that she’s battling cancer? I only ask because I’m very private with medical things, and I would be mortified to see a sign like that about me at a wedding.
Also.. the second line “Helping Bernadette P…” is not a complete sentence. It should probably have a comma after “tonight” instead of a period.
Post # 4
Does the family that you are donating to know you will be doing this? On one hand, if they have even asking for donations it could be great to raise awareness and maybe others will donate. On the other hand, I would be mortified as a guest for everyone else to know you were donating to me. I would feel like it was taking attention away from the happy event.
I am going to assume they know though and are thrilled! The combo of the ribbon/butterfly is neat.
Post # 5
@NAvery: Yes the family knows about the “favor cards” and its wording. They were 100% ok with this, I would never assume it was ok to announce their names in public like this.
@abbie017 This was corrected before I printed them! I just copied and pasted my rough draft into weddingbee to share the example.