Some see them as an important gesture to show their appreciate to their guests.
Others see them as a huge waste of money.
An idea that has been growing in popularity is the idea of a charitable donation in lieu of favors. Friends of mine simply put up a sign on their gift table explaining that there would be no favors at your table because a charitable donation had been made to their favorite charity.
Or then there is this idea.
You have probably seen this by now, but in the off chance that some of you may not stalk Weddingbee like I do, I thought I would share.
This is a great way to make a charitable donation but still keep your guests involved!
Here is the idea. Each guest gets a certain number of these "tokens" at their seat. Each token has a designated dollar value. The guests then choose which charity they would like to receive their "token"! Mrs. Taffy used the paper below to explain the process to her guests...and they filled up the jars above!
Mrs. Lovebug gave each guest four tokens, worth $1 each. Her tokens looked like this and you can see how it is done here:
I think this is a great twist on the "charitable donation" favor idea.
What do you think of this idea?
*Note: We have still not decided on what we will be doing about favors. Stay tuned. :)