(Closed) Donation as favor, anyone else?

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
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226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2007

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
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Busy bee

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 # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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.

 

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