Post # 1
Has anyone done or will be doing a donation in lieu of favors?
We made a donation to the African Childrens Choir in lieu of favors, and was wondering everyon’s wording and where they put it.
Right now we plan to have it at the bottom of the menu worded like this “In lieu of favors we have made a donation to the African Children’s Choir in your honor.”
Post # 3
We will be doing it. We are putting up two small posters in the front of house like where the escort cards and card box are explaining our charities and why we choose them and some pics of us since we are both active in community service. People like to read things and it gives theme something to do before the doors open.
Post # 4
We didn’t do it but I’ve been to a few weddings that did it. I think it’s a really great idea. 🙂
Post # 5
I don’t plan on doing this because of deep political and philosophical divisions in our families, and any charity that would mean anything to us or them would just piss off half the crowd.
However, the 10 seconds or so that I considered this when we first started talking wedding made me think about wording for something like that. While you can go with a reason that it’s personal and important to you, favors, if you have them, are usually seen as treats for your guests.
In that regard, it might not hurt to think up wording about the charity and why you thought it might be of interest to them. For example, it’s a choir, so will there be any related music either in your ceremony or reception? That is just a suggestion to maybe help connect the dots to why a guest might actually feel honored by the decision you made for them.
Post # 6
Good point! Everyone would connect the dots, my fiance is a native south african, and these children performed at our church recently and my fiance was filled with joy and also had a sense of pride for his homeland.
I might do a little more wordning, and i’ve emailed them to ask if I can use their logo as well.
Thanks for the advice!
Post # 7
we did this. we donated to the american heart association since my father passed away a couople of years ago from a heart attack. The association mailed us two poems on nice paper that had my dads name on it bascialyl explaining that we donated in lieu of favors.
I got two picture frams and had it stand by the escort card table.
I also put pictures of me and my dad around it. everyone really liked it
Post # 8
Yes, I wanted to do this but my mom who decided to pay for it opted to have a candy table instead. Oh well. I think it’s a great idea though.
Post # 9
Great idea! Maybe I will make it a little more of a visual show than just some wording! I am only a week away from the wedding so my time is limited right now! EEEk!