Thursday, August 27, 2009

Unique Wedding Favors Don't Have to Be on the Table

Often times brides want unique wedding favors on their guests' tables at the reception, but don't quite know what to give. The Diamond Event Center has seen several unique wedding favors selected by the bride and groom, which aren't seen on their guests' tables.
Unique wedding favors that are also eco friendly are a charitable donation of the bride and groom's choice such as a private foundation for a family member, the American Cancer Society, a high school or college scholarship fund or other memorial foundation. Instead of colorful candy or bottled bubbles, the bride and groom place a card sized note at each guest's place setting which may read something such as:
"In lieu of wedding favors, Brandy and Joe have a made a donation to the Cancer Society of Medina County in your honor. We both have lost a family member or friend to Cancer and we want to remember our loved ones with a donation. We thank you for attending, Brandy and Joe."
This note often starts many conversations at the guest table as well, and sometimes even prompts guests to make an additional contribution to the charity or memorial fund.
If you're in a quandary about what to put on your guests' tables, then consider making a contribution to a charity, memorial or scholarship fund of your choice as a unique wedding favor. For a list of charitable organizations, please check out