(Closed) Making charity donations more interactive?

posted 9 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Good idea?
    Yes! : (14 votes)
    67 %
    No! : (3 votes)
    14 %
    Hmm... not sure. : (4 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    That’s a great idea. I believe Mrs. Taffy did something similar at her wedding if you want to take a look through her archives.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I would make it less of a competition {no dollar amounts on the jar}, but I think the idea is cute. The only thing I would worry about is people forgetting to go and donate. Then the charity misses out! 

    Post # 5
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    889 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    i think that’s a great idea… maybe next to all the mason jars have descriptions of the charities and why you choose each charity.

    Post # 6
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    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    I like it. I’ve seen photos of this done and heard it was a hit.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Really good idea, i like the description idea that was mentioned by thefuturemrsjewell. If you calculate the total amounts you should have by the end of the night ahead of time, there won’t be any money missing, ex. if you have 50 guest, 100$ total in donations so if you come up with only 90 in chips you know 5 people didn’t participate and just throw in their chips yourselves.

    Post # 8
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - The 19th Century Club

    Have your DJ and/or coordinator remind people a few times to participate, and place the jars in a spot people will pass so that they don’t forget (as people at apt to do, especially those who sneak out early!)…otherwise great idea and that’ll be so much fun! 🙂

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    That sounds like a good idea.  You could just have the chips in the envelope with an explaination of charities, etc – maybe even the brochures from each.  You may still need to announce at some point to remind people to put their chips in.

    Post # 10
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    2641 posts
    Sugar bee

    It sounds like it could be fun.  Maybe have some detailed info about each one.  Also, is it possible to have the jars covered, or havesoem recepticle in which the amount can’t be seen?  I know it’s not  real money going into the jars, but I kind of wonder if some politcially motivated guests might pilfer from the jars, particularly if they are opposed to one of the charities you picked.  (OK, am I too synical?)

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Mrs. Lovebug did this exact same thing.  I think it’s a neat idea.  Another Bee is doing it too but I can’t remember who.  I definitely agree about having a card to say more about the charity and why you chose them.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    i love the idea of it.. the thought of counting all those chips tho.. not so much. how about an online poll or chalk board where guests can put a notch under the charity of choice instead.

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