Would you give a charitable donation in lieu of wedding favors?

Favors & Gifts

Photo: Miki Duisterhof

This week in the forums, our members are discussing charitable wedding favors.

Member Azzura said: "I'm looking for some advice on the on having charitable favors. I was looking online and was able to find more chriticism of the idea than actual wording. I have encountered some people who think that it is rude to donate to a charity as part of my favor... Am I wrong to think that this is a good favor idea?"

AuntoftheBride offered a suggestion: "An option is to find out if the charity sells fund raising items, such as the pink rubber bracelets for breast cancer research. If so, then buy a bunch of these things and use them for favors. Your guests go home with a tangible item favor and your charity gets a donation."

JennHugsJake had another idea: "Instead of thinking of it as a favor, what if you printed in the program,'In celebration of our marriage we are donating to our favorite dog rescue _____ where we got the our first children Spot and Rover.'"

Do you have any advice for Azzura? Do you think donating to charity instead of giving tangible wedding favors is rude? Click here here to continue the discussion in the forums or click here to browse all forum topics.

Pictured: Blue-and-white Jordan almonds, in transparent-top candy tins tied with blue bows. Tins, $1 each, Jordan almonds, $10 per pound, all from weddingthings.com.

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