I was very active with the American Cancer Society all through college and was Chair of the Relay For Life at SMU (it was the largest college event in Texas and top 5 in the nation!) Instead of doing traditional wedding favors we had notes on every place with information about cancer, the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life, and Relay For Life at SMU. The notes let our guests know that in lieu of gifts, a donation to Relay For Life at SMU had been made in their name. We did our wedding on a budget (as in a real budget not one of these oh we had a budget we only had $20,000 or only $15,000 to spend) and favors get very expensive and I personally don't ever appreciate them at weddings (and frequently even forget to take them home!)
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