Post # 1
Honestly, I need some opinions… I’ve read positive and negative reviews on this as a favor option. My fiance and I love dogs, (we have two,) and I have two cats. Most of the people at our wedding, (probably almost all,) know our dogs very well. I was thinking of making a donation to ASPCA.org. They have cards that they print out for free to give to guests and I was thinking of either ordering ASPCA wristbands ($1 each,) or making chocolate bone-shaped candies to put with it… or both… so you would still get a favor of some sort. And of course I’d wrap them up and make them look super adorable.
What would you think if you were at my wedding? Would this organization offend anyone? It saves animals from cruelty if you have not heard of it…
My other option is a candy buffet, but it would be all DIY finding containers, and ordering candy, having someone to re-stock, etc. I’ve also heard horror stories about those… candy running out, it being gone before the reception starts, people getting greedy, etc.
The wedding will be 150 people at most if that information helps. Honest opinions please!!
Post # 3
I think the donation/chocolate bone combination is a great idea.
Post # 4
I second teaadntoast…. I like the chocolate bone idea and from someone who has never met your pets I like the idea of a donation to an organization you care about!
Post # 5
I like the donation! I don’t think anyone would be offended by the organization. The chocolate bone combination is a great idea though too!
Post # 6
Personally, I don’t think of donations as a favor replacement (I guess it technically is if you put the money you would have used for favors towards a donation), but it’s an awesome gesture either way! I like your ideas of having a combo donation with a small favor. 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
I think that donations is a great idea, in fact, we’re planning to do the same thing. I think that most people either leave the favors on the table or they throw them away when they get home.
We’re just concerned because we’re considering donating to an LBGTQ charity. We really, really want to, but we’re worried that a handful of people in the boy’s family might be offended by that. None of our friends and nobody in my family would, though.
Actually, I’m going to start a new thread about this to discuss…
But, at any rate, I think that donating to a charity that helps animals is great, and if anyone is offended by that, they’re probably not a very nice person.
Post # 8
I think it is a great idea, especially since you are still including a small favor.
Post # 9
I don’t mind at all when couples do donations as favors. So long as their registry isn’t a donation to charities, I’m very cool with it.
I’m attending a wedding this summer where the bride is a cancer survivor, and her favors are the wristbands in her cancer color, and also, she’s making a donation to her cancer society. I think it’s a fine idea.
Post # 10
I think its a great idea! 🙂
We are doing the same thing. We’re making a donation to the Altzheimer’s Society since both mine and FI’s grandmothers are no longer with us due to Altzheimer’s. Then we’re going to have little (like, really little lol) baggies of M&Ms or skittles or something in our colours tied with a ribbon and a note to tell them where we are donating.
Post # 11
I think that’s a great idea. We are considering donating to the SPCA too! We are both animal lovers (have two guinea pigs and two fish tanks so far, but plan on getting a puppy in the near future!) I LOVE the chocolate milk bone idea! 🙂
Post # 12
I LOVE donations! This is what we’re planning on doing as well. We will do it as a card for each guest. I like your donation idea but I don’t know about the bone favor? Bones just remind me of doggie treats… maybe a chocolate truffle instead?
Post # 13
we are planning on doing a donation to National Alopecia Areata Fund and St Judes – both of which are really important charities to me and FH. i doubt people would mind – being that normally people just trash favors, unless they are edible.
Post # 14
i’m all for donations, especially when they’re meaningful to the couple.
Post # 15
Yup, I think it’s a great idea…
My thoughts were that, we’re having 225 people at our wedding…if each favor was around 2 bux…that’s $450 that could go towards someone who really needs it. We’ll probably donate to Children’s Hospital or Haiti Relief…
Post # 16
I don’t really understand the point of favors anyways, so I think the donation is a nice gesture. We will just have a note somewhere on the tables that a donation was made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society