(Closed) What do you think of donations?

posted 8 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think the donation/chocolate bone combination is a great idea.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

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
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Bee Keeper

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
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Sugar bee
  • 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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I think it is a great idea, especially since you are still including a small favor.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

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
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Helper bee

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i’m all for donations, especially when they’re meaningful to the couple.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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

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