Donation as guest favor?
I've started to think about what would be nice to give to our guests as favors and I'm having trouble finding something original and useful. We thought of maybe making our own wine but it turned out it would cost us approx $600!!!I read somewhere that it's becoming more and more popular to make donations in lieu of favors. This year, on August 28, 2009 (yes exactly 1 year before our wedding), FI's 17 year old cousin passed away of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy so on our wedding it will be the 1 year "anniversary" of his death (Of course the date was set long before he passed away). I was thinking it would be really nice to give a donation to Muscular Dystrophy Canada instead of favors and write a little note like this to the guests: "In lieu of favors, and in loving memory of Jérémie Levac, a donation has been made to Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Thank you for sharing this special day with us!"Thoughts?? Is this appropriate? We really want to remember him and do something special for him on this day (we'll probably say a prayer for him at the ceremony as well).