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I stressed out over wedding favors for our guests when we were getting married. I thought about getting traditional favors, like tiny picture frames (that the men don't care about) and tiny trinket boxes (that men don't care about) and everything else under the sun that would be left behind by the men attending our reception, and of course some women (I'm guilty of that).
Because we were going to have so many guests (220 people) I decided we'd do something edible. Cookies were going to cost us $5.00 per guest at first, then I talked her down to $3.00, then I thought I was out of my mind with 220 people coming that were going to eat all that money we were going to spend! They were already getting chocolate dipped strawberries, and of course the cake!
What a great idea! I always thought the wedding favors were pretty useless and an unnecessary expense. I think it's a much better use of the money to help others in need! At a wedding I attended awhile back the bride and groom donated all the money from the dollar dance to charity.
I thought this was such a great idea. I am using it at my wedding. We planned to get married in 2004 only 3 weeks before the wedding my dad collapsed with a brain tumour, he passed away 4 weeks later. We are now getting married next year and instead of favours, we are going to donate all the money we would have spent to Cancer Research. I hope others share this great idea, and help some truely worthwhile causes.