(Closed) Donations as favors-help me decide, please!

posted 7 years ago in Favors
  • poll: How should I display the favors??
    Individual cards at each seat. : (11 votes)
    50 %
    Favor table : (6 votes)
    27 %
    Other...let me tell you a better idea! : (5 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m not sure I understand the puzzle piece charm thing… isn’t one of the purposes of doing a donation so that you don’t have to give people something? As it often acknowledged, even most favors that have some purpose are usually left behind (shot glass, wine charm, measuring spoon, etc. basically anything that’s not edible right then and there…) so why would you try and give people something that they’re still expected to take, and yet is even more useless? (unless i’m misunderstanding you.)

    I think you don’t even need to give people anything…what about just having a large, nice sign prominently displayed somewhere?

    Post # 4
    Member
    656 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    A friend donated to Susan G Komen as a favor. Instead of spending the time to make a card for every person, she framed a brief explination that in lieu of favors, a donation has been made in my name to Susan G Komen for the cure (her mom had breast cancer). It was small and just one per table, yet blended in enough that it wasn’t too distracting.

    Post # 5
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    2819 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I don’t think you need to give them anything to take. You can put it in your programs, or frame a page describing what you did, and either place one by the buffet table/guestbook/etc., or one at each table.

    Post # 9
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    305 posts
    Helper bee

    i’ve never understood wedding favors. i’d rather not have any favors at all, no offense, they’re just not necessary.  just like at a kids party, do you really need one more bag of pencils and erasers to take home?   i think donations to a charity are a nice idea, but generally i think wedding favors are… unnecessary.

    best wedding favor?  you had fun at my wedding. rock on!

    Post # 10
    Member
    685 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    My sister donated to the American Cancer Society (I am too…our dad is a cancer survivor).  She just put a nice saying about in lieu of favors…on a card on each table.  You could also put one in a nice frame on each table.

    Post # 11
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    1106 posts
    Bumble bee

    I would say put 2 or 3 cards at each table letting everyone know.  You don’t need everyone to have a card but enough around the centerpiece so that everyone can read about it and maybe even a sign by the doors/exits.

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