(Closed) Favor idea…is it too sad?

posted 10 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
2 posts

I am a huge dog lover so of course your story touched my heart!!  Personally when I go to a wedding I never remember to take the wedding favor with me unless it is something quite large. So your idea of donating to the humane society is too cool!  And I feel it is very important to put your story on the back.  I think that is a detail that your guests will always remember from your wedding.  They may forget what they had for dinner or what your wedding colors were but they won’t forget your engagement story.

Christine Anderson/Take it Personally by Christine

Post # 4
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

I’m sure many of your family and friends know what Roxy meant to you 🙂 I think this is a great idea to honor Roxy and help other dogs. The story of Roxy being excited when Bryan told her about proposing made me smile, I don’t think it is too sad.

Post # 5
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I agree. Your story is really sweet. And to second the first post, I think that the donation is way better than any favor you would give.

Post # 6
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Ohhh, EmilyB!!! *hugs hugs hugs hugs* I am sending you as much supporting-bee-love as I can!!!

I don’t know how I could deal with that so close to the wedding. My finance and I talk to our dog too, don’t you worry. She is so much our child my parents call her the "granddog".

Having revealed my bias, I will say that I see your idea as being a great addition to your reception. I think it is just as sad, but just as appropriate as the candles and flowers on the empty seats that everone who honors parents/granparents/other relatives they have lost and wish could be at the ceremony and reception. Your dog was like a family member, it only makes sense to honor her in the same way! Plus anyone who has known you guys or your dog should find it a touching addition to your shared, most personal day, knowing how much you love her. Even if they didn’t, how could someone be upset with a donation in their name???

Post # 7
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m sooooo sorry for your loss, but I love the idea.  We, too, have conversations with our dog.  And I’m sure anyone who knows you knows how much you love(d) her, so I don’t think it would be weird or sad.  If you approach it as a celebration of her life, I can’t think of a better way than to celebrate it on the first day of your new lives! 

Post # 8
11 posts
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think it is a wonderful and very kind idea.  I’m sorry for your loss.  We have 3 hounds at home too, one is a rescue Basset.  I think you have a very good and unique idea and you should definately go for it.

Maybe you could have the master of ceremonies tell the story for you? and just give everyone the picture. (it would be too hard for you or your fiance to tell it – have the MoC tell it – make it short though – then back to ‘happy times’ for the rest of the evening.


Post # 9
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Hotel Vitale

I just teared up at work. I think it is such a great idea. I got my little guy from an animal shelter before I met the Mr. and I don’t know what either of us ever did without him! He is such a huge part of our lives. 

I say it will be a touching jester at you celebration. Go for it. 

Post # 10
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Millenium Biltmore Hotel

That story is so sweet, and brought me to tears. I don’t think the idea you have for favors would be too sad at all. Actually, Mr. G and I are very much considering giving to a local animal shelter and another local charity in lieu of wedding favors. We have a little mutt, Emma, and she’s a major joy in our lives. I’m so sorry to hear about Roxy.



Post # 11
21 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

to agree with everyone, you should definately do that…of all the wedding favors i’ve gotten, it has always either ended up in the trash or it’s buried somewhere that i can’t find it now…and your story (though it brought me to a bit teary eyed – we love love love our dog too), is a perfect story, go for it, you’d be surprise how many people will love it.

Post # 12
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018 - Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Rey

My condolences about Roxy.  I think your favor idea is a beautiful way to honor a creature who played a very important role in your relationship.  And it speaks volumes about you and your fiance that you thought to do this and to allow your guests to share the love you had for your dog.  Jellyby (our little shih tzu) gives you kisses.

Post # 13
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I think it’s a wonderful idea!  Not sad- maybe bittersweet, but definitely touching.

Post # 14
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We went through a similar experience recently with our beloved Molly.  My daughter is doing a similar thing except that she is making a donation to a few other organizations in memory of those close family members who have passed.  If fact, her something blue is Molly’s dog collar that will be wrapped on at the top of her bridal bouquet.

So, I think it is a great idea.

Post # 16
730 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Aww what a cute story! I think its great that you’re doing the donation thing…so many wedding favors end up just getting left/thrown away/etc, but yours will be meaningful. 🙂

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