Happy New Years Ladies! 2013 is here and I will be in Maui Hawaii next year for our 15th Anni...
I've been racking my brain trying to think of a favor that wouldn't be cheesy, would be useful and would be appreciated for our wedding and I really can't come up with anything I like.
In all honesty however, I really do wonder if favors are neccessary. Afterall, I've only been to two weddings that actually had them. They're a nice idea and everything but they seem like they're a bit of a waste of money. I sort of feel like they're yet another thing that the wedding industry tells you you need to have in order to have a real or proper wedding.
We're going to have bowls of andes mints, bowls of warheads & other random green wrapped candy, personalized napkins, & personalized matches scattered around. people are also welcome to take the sea shells we'll use to decorate with. Can't those be considered favors?
I'm really liking the idea of donating to a non-profit/charity on behalf of the wedding in lieu of favors. Chris doesn't care either way. He just wants the whole night to be fun- little things like favors aren't at the top of his worry list.
if you did donate to a non-profit, then how did you pick which to go with? I'm thinking we'd probably split our donation- half to the fallen police & firefighters fund (chris is a fire fighter and donates a lot to them) and half to an animal based charity. Something like the ILPH, Corolla Wild Horses Fund, RSPB, Equine Rescue League, or the SPCA. At the same time though, I feel like I should also donate to medical research- probably for cancer. My mom, uncle, cousin & grandfather all had cancer & his granddad & mom have both had it as well. I really don't know.