(Closed) Wedding “Favors” Idea — Tacky or Thoughtful?

posted 6 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I really like this idea. If it were me, I would probably change the wording. Since your guests will already be at your wedding and the cards will already be there, I would probably say something like “in lieu of wedding favors, the bridge and groom have made a donation on your behalf to…” Maybe mention either 1 charity that would be near and dear to both of you that would be applicable to both families or 1 charity for each of you and give the explanation. I feel like it might make the logistics a little tricky to try to get each of those cards back and then decide who wrote what and everything. But, that’s just me.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I agree with colli459, it might be tricky to people to guess. Just pick the charities and donate equally. I think it’s great listing why they’re important to you.

Post # 5
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2712 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Eh.  I’m not a big fan of donations in place of favors.  I think it’s awesome you want to donate, but don’t call it a favor.  Favors are supposed to be gifts for guests.  If you don’t want to do favors, that’s perfectly fine – you can just privately donate that money instead.  But I don’t think you need to AW it.  Also, people might not like any of your options you chose and wouldn’t be happy that you donated money to a charity in their name that they disagreed with.  Charties such as the Koman foundation are controversial organizations and many people are uncomfortable giving them money.

 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I agree with   @RunsWithBears:  If you want to make a donation, make a donation. If you want to give a favor to your guests, have a favor. But don’t confuse the two.

I realize that many favors are perceived to be a waste of money, and I agree. Perhaps that is what motivates couples to make a donation- to make better use of their money.

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Sorry, but I agree @RunsWithBears  and @julies1949. I would just mke the donation and skip favors, but not make the donations the favors

 

 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Bump..love those Wanderfalls!

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