My fiancé and I have decided that we are going to do a donation in lieu of wedding favors. I understand this concept is a little controversial, for reasons I still don't understand. HOWEVER, we are going to do it. My best friend and my Matron of Honor & husband have been trying to adopt for some time now. They have been through so many trials throughout the adoption process- they were matched with a baby and then the agency lost the mother, after that, their agency went bankrupt and they have lost ALL of the money (we're talking thousands of dollars) that they had set up towards their adoption fund.
We want to specifically donate to their adoption fund. My question is how should I word this to the guests? Here is what I have so far:
Thank you for being a part of our special day. In lieu of traditional wedding favors, we have made a donation to:
Danielle & Patrick Garners adoption fund (made up names)
We feel the best gift we can give is the gift of helping others.
Trent & Ashley 12.13.2014
Does anyone have any other suggestions? Please don't comment if you don't believe in the donation process at weddings- we certainly don't want anything controversial at the wedding, but I just don't see how helping others could even be a negative! Thank you