(Closed) In lieu of wedding favors…??

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
7553 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I think it’s better to privately donate the money and have no favors than to announce it. There are a few threads around here with people saying they find donations offensive. I would find it kind of strange that you donated to your own work too Undecided

Post # 4
9033 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Personally I hate this sort of thing. To me if you put a note on the table saying in lieu of centrepieces/flowers/honeymoon the B&G have made a donation to help deaf children I would be far more impressed by your generousity.

Just skip the favours and donate the money but don’t tell anyone. If someone is going to give me a gift of a donation I would want it to be an organisation that I want to give to otherwise it is not much of a gift for me.

Post # 5
8482 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I personally wouldnt mind. But I’m not one that thinks guests are entitled to get gifts.

Post # 6
1975 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Im doing both, Im having cookies as favours with a tag saying something similar and doing a donation to the MS foundation 🙂

Post # 7
45 posts
  • Wedding: January 2014

Great idea!  And all the more meaningful because you are involved in the charity.  No-one notices or cares about favours anyway… You don’t go to a wedding expecting gifts… It’s all about making sure the bride and groom have to most memorable day possible. Do it!  And don’t sweat the small stuff… anyone who finds you giving a donation to charity on their behlaf offensive is….. ???? 

Post # 8
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I love this! My SO and I are going to donate to an local animal shelter for our wedding. My brother and his wife gave her grandmothers homemade biscotti with a tag on it that said something along the lines of what you said. I think we will do something like that, give them something little so they still go home with a favor and not just a note. But I agree that favors end up in the trash or left on the table.

Post # 10
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I love this idea! We plan on doing something similar. My Fiance is in the military and had a friend pass away from an IED a few years ago. They are currently working on a memorial for him which is close to our hearts (and many of our guests hearts) so we are going to donate the money we would spend to his memorial. We plan on having a sign at one of the tables stating that we donated.

Post # 11
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

That’s a great idea. My Fiance and I are giving a donation in honor of our niece who recently passed. I think guest will love it!

Post # 12
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I know this thread is a bit old, but I LOVE this idea!  I think I’ll do this, cuz heaven knows I have no idea where any wedding favors I’ve gotten are, or even what they were. 

Post # 14
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am thinking of doing something like this as well! But i am going to have a cookie bars as well so that way everyone gets something!

Post # 15
220 posts
Helper bee

I think it’s a great idea! I’m going to do a donation too!

Post # 16
1829 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@allyfally:  +1

We donated and left a card at each place setting saing; in lieu of gifts we donated to “x”. I don’t understand why people think this is tacky or rude. No one needs a stupid wedding favor, donate to whoever you wish. The only thing I did not do was say on the cared that I donated the money under the guests name. It stated that “we”donated to “x”.

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