The wedding detail that I am most proud of from my own wedding is the donation card tucked into the napkins at each place setting. It was a simple way to honor my father who passed before he could ever see me as a bride or even meet My Leading Man.
These donation cards were in lieu of a wedding favor and reflected a donation my family made to the memorial book fund established in my father’s name at the library of the college where we were married. Check out this link to see a list of books in this collection: http://tinyurl.com/2gxollu.
Creating the donation cards was a simple and fun DIY project. I wanted to incorporate the paisleys from my wedding invitation. However, getting the cards professionally printed with the paisley design in the desired size was more than what I wanted to spend.
What to do?
Well turns out a store bought paper cutter, hot glue gun, a few helpers and a bit of patience can take you a long way.
We printed the desired wording on heavy-weight paper from our local FedEx Kinkos, cut out the paisley borders from the left over wedding invites, glued the border to one side of each printed donation card and voila, you had the prettiest little donation cards I ever saw.
It was a simple and subtle way to incorporate my father into our wedding.
Would you consider designating a charity for your registry or as an alternative to a wedding favor? Did you make your own wedding favors? If so, TNIB wants to hear from you.