(Closed) Favor idea…is it too sad?

posted 13 years ago in Favors
Post # 17
433 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2021

I think this is a FABULOUS idea! And I think that donations are a great way to avoid the favor situation but still let your guests know about what you are doing with the money.

I have been to several weddings where they donated money to a cause that was important to them (I’m thinking of doing this) and NOT ONCE did I wish that they had given me a small trinket or candy in place of this donation. I think your guests will be very touched. And its a good way to make this dog that was sooo important to you and your Fiance part of your wedding.  

Post # 18
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Oh… I’m tearing up… I’m so sorry for your loss. DH’s dog has become my dog, too, and he’s so important to both of us. I know understand how a dog can be so much more than just a pet, and they understand so much more than we often give them credit for. {{HUGS!}}

Definitely do the favor – that’s a wonderful story! It’s not just touching, but it says a lot about you and DH, and your relationship. Along with the donation it’s very, very sweet.

Post # 19
3952 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

It is a lovely idea.  I rescued my dog last year from a puppy mill.  I have 3 in fact and a blue and gold macaw.  They are part of our family.

Maybe you could even include the website to the charity/shelter so some adorable pooches might get some interest and become adopted!

So sorry to hear of your loss.  Nothing but hugs..Hope you are holding up well.  This is a wonderful way to honor your furbaby.  Again..so sorry this happened.

Post # 20
1194 posts
Bumble bee

What a sweetidea….I’m with peeptoe, I teared up at work!

Post # 21
266 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ok you got me to cry. That was so sad and touching! That is a beautiful story and far better than any silly favor because it’s about YOUR story and honors Roxy in donating to a wonderful cause. Lots of love and good luck!

Post # 22
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Oh my goodness!! I LOVE this idea! Yes, it made me all misty, but I think that is super sweet and the donation is a fabulous way to remember your baby and make her part of your day.

I’m so sorry that you have to go through this, and I talk to my kitty all the time – she looks at me like I’m as high as a kyte but I think she gets it.  She lives with "daddy" until we get married and she is totally his baby and it’s awesome to see that relationship.

I think it was sweet of your Fiance to tell her he was planning on taking care of you!!

You have an amazing man and your idea is just as amazing!!

Post # 23
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

This is such a heart felt thing!  I think the guests would love it, and more so, you both would love it.  Animals really are a part of the family and the story is also very touching.  I put my dog down last August and we had her for 19 years.  She literally grew up with me.  Now, my Fiance and I are looking into getting a dog of our own. 

People at the wedding could honestly care less about getting bottle full of bubbles or two pieces of chocolate in a box that says your name on it.  Escpecially in times like this, people want money to go towards something of use and meaning.  

 This is a fantastic idea!  You have a very loving man in your life!

Post # 24
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Wow, what a sweet and touching story. I’m so sorry for your loss… my dog is like my baby too and I talk to her all the time 🙂 I think the donation is a great idea, and including the story would be a really nice touch. I’m sure there’s a way to write it to focus on the sweet aspects of the story without it being too overly sad. 

Post # 25
373 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2021

as a guest I would be touched by that.  and it is going to a good cause instead of to just some jordan almonds.  🙂

Post # 26
28 posts

…tear…. great idea. You could do a write up on the back page of the program to get the point across so people don’t cry at your reception.

Post # 28
226 posts
Helper bee

I think your idea is GREAT! It’s such a sweet story that I think your guests would love it.


Post # 29
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I really do think this is a wonderful idea!

Post # 30
2 posts

im also a loving dog mom and have lost 1 dog recently.  i love this idea.  its a good way to make a nice donation and give a nod to your precious roxy.  do it!

Post # 31
17 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

i think your idea is unique and touching, def not too sad, but honoring as a guest 🙂

go for it!

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