Docstoc

Wedding_Favors___Inexpensive_And_Elegant

Document Sample
Wedding_Favors___Inexpensive_And_Elegant Powered By Docstoc
					Wedding Favors – Inexpensive And Elegant

Word Count:
924

Summary:
Wedding favors have become a "must" for most weddings. Brides cannot
imagine having no wedding favors. As they launch preparations for the
wedding, they begin looking at possibilities: candy, chocolate, candles,
seeds, coasters, cookies, tea – the list seems endless. Unfortunately,
for some, the list may seem to offer nothing that is both inexpensive and
elegant. They may feel that they are forced to choose between the two.

Inexpensive, elegant wedding favors must exist, t...


Keywords:
inexpensive wedding favors,elegant wedding favors,wedding favors,donation
wedding favors


Article Body:
Wedding favors have become a "must" for most weddings. Brides cannot
imagine having no wedding favors. As they launch preparations for the
wedding, they begin looking at possibilities: candy, chocolate, candles,
seeds, coasters, cookies, tea – the list seems endless. Unfortunately,
for some, the list may seem to offer nothing that is both inexpensive and
elegant. They may feel that they are forced to choose between the two.

Inexpensive, elegant wedding favors must exist, they reason, but where
can you find them?

A Humane Society donation wedding favor may be the answer. These
inexpensive, elegant wedding favors are a tasteful way of showing that
you care for animals, and believe your guests care also.

Humane Society Donation Wedding Favors

Humane Society donation wedding favors are easy on the bride, and at such
a busy time of her life, that alone makes these wedding favors a great
choice. There is no shopping to be done. No boxes arrive, needing to be
unpacked. Nothing must be assembled. No tags wait to be added.

To get Humane Society donation wedding favors, all you need to do is
contact the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
(ASPCA) through their website. A search engine will find it for you
quickly.

Tell the ASPCA what amount of money you would like to donate to help care
for animals. Then tell them how many guests you expect at your wedding.
After that, just sit back and let the ASPCA do the rest.
The ASPCA will send you enough place cards for your entire guest list.
The small white cards are quite elegant, each one bearing the ASPCA
symbol on the front in silver. Beneath the silver symbol are the letters,
ASPCA.

Humane Society donation wedding favors tell your guests that you have
made a donation in their names "in lieu of a wedding favor." There will
be no indication of the amount you have given, so whether it is large or
small, only you and the ASPCA representative will know.

Inexpensive, Elegant Wedding Favors

These inexpensive, elegant wedding favors offer you a number of
advantages.

* Inexpensive: This is, of course, a relative term. A donation of $1,000
might be termed "inexpensive" if you are inviting 1,000 guests. You are
getting wedding favors for a mere $1 per guest. If you are on a smaller
budget, your wedding favor donation could be much less than $1,000.
Perhaps you really have little to spend on any kind of wedding favors. A
small flute-shaped bottle filled with bubbles, its white top said to look
like champagne foam, might cost only $0.20 per guest, and that may be all
you can afford. But suppose you donated the same amount to the Humane
Society. You would still get inexpensive wedding favors, but they would
not appear to be inexpensive. The ASPCA has no minimal donation amount.
Nor do they limit donations at the upper end. Whatever you can give for
your wedding favors is appreciated.

* Elegant: Those little champagne bubble bottles would not seem the least
bit elegant. Most inexpensive wedding favors do not. The same amount of
money, however, donated to the Humane Society, will give you elegant
wedding favors that look as though your donation was much, much more. You
will have gone from "tacky" to chic with one small action.

* Respect: Your friends are likely to respect your decision to make a
donation in place of giving wedding favors. Many will probably compliment
you on your gracious deed. You may even find that a few, looking forward
to their own weddings, will ask how you made the donation.

* Satisfaction: You begin your married life knowing that you did
something meaningful – showed compassion to animals in need. You will
gain a sense of satisfaction from the knowledge that your wedding favors
had real value.

How Much to Give

Humane Society donation wedding favors can be purchased for any amount,
as noted above. The ASPCA will send as many wedding favor cards as you
need. But how much do you want to give? Would you be willing to feed a
cat for a year? Would you be able to donate enough to feed one medium-
sized dog from now until your first wedding anniversary? Perhaps you
could feed two, three, or four animals. Which ones would you choose?
Let these figures guide you as you choose a wedding favor donation
amount. They show how much it would cost to feed different animals for
one year. (Figures taken from the ASPCA website.)

     *   1   gold fish - $20
     *   1   small rat - $50
     *   1   small bird - $75
     *   1   guinea pig - $75
     *   1   rabbit - $156
     *   1   cat - $170
     *   1   small dog - $160
     *   1   medium dog - $310
     *   1   large dog - $350

Perhaps the bridal couple was intending to get their own pet as soon as
they returned from the honeymoon. If you put that money into Humane
Society donation wedding favors, what difference could you make?

If you waited, and got your pet as a first wedding anniversary gift
instead, how much could you donate for your wedding favors? Look at the
annual cost (after purchase or adoption) of pet ownership for one year.
Again, these figures are from the ASPCA website.

     *   1   gold fish - $235
     *   1   small rat - $340
     *   1   small bird - $195
     *   1   guinea pig - $645
     *   1   rabbit - $911
     *   1   cat - $715
     *   1   small dog - $810
     *   1   medium dog - $1,190
     *   1   large dog - $1,580

Inexpensive, elegant wedding favors, in the form of a Humane Society
donation, can cost as little or as much as you decide to give.

Helpful Tip

Years from now, when you look back at your wedding, you will be glad that
you gave these wedding favors. When you make your donation, and order
your wedding favors, don't forget to order one for your wedding
scrapbook.