(Closed) No Favors- Donating to Cancer Society

posted 6 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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1832 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We are also donating to a charity over actual favors. Its a better use of the money. 🙂

Post # 4
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4951 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I attended a wedding where, instead of favors, the couple had a printed card at everyone’s seat stating that a donation had been made to a cancer charity. I thought it was wonderful!

Post # 6
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3886 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’d skip the favors and donate privately to the charity of your choice rather than giving th guests a card or note informing them of the donation. No one misses a favor when there isn’t one, and many people find it distasteful to announce what donations you’ve made because it can be percieved as flaunting it.

Post # 7
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869 posts
Busy bee

@marcy455:  I think it’s a fantastic idea.  And, considering that it hits close to home for both of you, the majority of your guests will likely think it’s great.  There might be a few people who try to convince you it’s a bad idea, but those who are close to you will understand. 🙂

Post # 8
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2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think skipping the favors is a great idea, donation or not. And I personally don’t see it as flaunting your donation, I think you could put something about “in loving memory” and it would be heartwarming for those who knew the people you lost.

I hate favors though. They’re usually junk I don’t want.

Post # 9
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658 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@marcy455:  Love it! My family too has been affected so tragically by cancer as I know so many people’s lives are. I think that guests would appreciate this and support your decision fully. You guys have a great big heart!Laughing

Post # 10
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1508 posts
Bumble bee

@fishbone:  I have to disagree. It is not flaunting. It is nice to know what a couple supports, and I think it shows alot about them- donation to an animal shelter, vs breast cancer etc. It is a nice way to show that in the midst of the celebrations you took time to give back.

Post # 11
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1030 posts
Bumble bee

FIs dad has cancer so we’re making a donation. We’re buying cancer pins – pink for the girls and blue for the boys!

Post # 13
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3886 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MissLibra:  I am not saying it is flaunting– I am saying that some can PERCIEVE it as flaunting, which is a fact. Dozens of threads right here on weddingbee to that very sentiment. While some folks don’t mind or even find it interesting, some folks are really put off by it, and one must take the perspective of all guests before deciding what to do.  

Post # 14
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1508 posts
Bumble bee

@fishbone:  In which I have to disagree. The “facts” are that it is OP’s wedding, and if they want to do a donation, good for them, I totally support that!  Dozens of threads on the bee don’t make one better than the other.

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