If you’re looking for a unique and thoughtful favor to wow your guests, you may want to entertain the idea of giving a charitable donation in place of the traditional treat or small gift. This form of favor has gained popularity in recent years. As many people struggle in the world, it seems more appropriate to spend this part of your budget on a cause that is close to your heart instead of on trinkets that will, most likely, get minimal use. By going this route, you alleviate the stress and time it takes to search out favors and on many occasions, assemble them yourself. Not only this but, just a guess, your guests won’t miss this aspect and can really appreciate the fact that because of them, a little more money went to a good cause!
So how do you go about making your donation and letting your guests know that you have done so? It’s as easy as this! If you aren’t familiar with a specific charity that you want to donate to right off the bat www.idofoundation.com may be a good place to start. Through this website, you can search through their list of recommended nonprofits and focus groups (ie: animal right), as well as, securely, donate any amount of money to one or multiple charities and even attach a donation option to your wedding website so your guests can donate more if they’d like. Another great place to check out if you want to learn more about a charities donation practices or beliefs is www.charitynavigator.com.If you already hold a specific charity close to your heart, simply contact the charity and have at it!Presentation of your brilliant idea is easy and fun. Showcase the information on tables, at individual place settings using display cards or table tents that match your decor, or you can go a more creative route. Attach a small tag to a flower at each seat or type out your message on plantable paper which grows wildflowers when planted. You can order pre-made tags in this plantable paper at www.botanicalpaperworks.com.
Your wording can say whatever you like. It can be as simple as:
In lieu of favors, we have made a charitable donation on your behalf to (Charity Name).