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Wedding Tip #11: Charity Wedding Favours

28 December 2016

Over the last year here in the hotel, we have noticed a greater number of weddings choosing against wedding favours for their wedding reception. While scented candles or nicely decorated bags of sweets can seem like an ideal wedding favour to remember your day, in reality, the majority of wedding favours like these either get left behind (trust us, the amount of favours we bin per year isn’t worth thinking about!) or taken home and put straight into a drawer never to see the light again. With this in mind, it is no wonder why couples have decided against favours and put the saved time and effort into other issues.
 
However, there is one type of favour that can no doubt offer something special and meaningful to both your guests and others; charity wedding favours. Nowadays, there are lots of worthy charities offering the option of making a donation via charity favours and many will even provide acknowledgement cards to place at each guest setting. Below is a small list of charities offering the option of donations via wedding favours (It is worth mentioning that you can provide donations to any worthwhile charity too).
 

Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services

Situated in Harold’s Cross and Blackrock, Our Lady’s Hospice provide person-centred health and social care services to those with advanced life-threatening illnesses or of an elderly age. The charity are delighted to accept donations via wedding favours, and provide bespoke wedding scrolls as a way to inform your guests of the donation. For more information, visit their website here.

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Marie Keating Foundation

The Marie Keating Foundation provides Cancer Information and Awareness free of charge to the general public throughout Ireland. The charity offer a number of options for wedding favours, including pens, keyrings and favour cards, with all donations going towards a very worthy cause. Visit their website here for more details.

Marie Keating Wedding Favour

Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited chronic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system of about 1,200 children and adults in the Ireland. CF Ireland is a voluntary organisation that was set up by parents in 1963 to improve the treatment and facilities for people with Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland. The charity relies heavily on donations, and offers the option for wedding favour cards at their website here. You can also set up an online donation page, with options to personalise the page with photos and updates.

CF Wedding Favour

Dublin Simon Community

The Dublin Simon Community work to prevent and address homelessness in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow and Meath. Tackling an issue so widespread and prevalent today, the charity work on all levels of homelessness and help empower people to access and secure a home of their own. The charity accept all levels of donations and funding and can provide donation cards as favours for your guests on the day. Visit their website here for more details.

Simon Community Wedding Favour

Alzheimer's Society of Ireland

Working all over Ireland, the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland is a non-profit organisation catering to local communities to provide specific dementia and Alzheimer’s services and support. The charity also operates the Alzheimer National Helpline offering information and support to anyone affected by dementia. They offer a number of options for charity favours, and you can view these on their online shop here
 

Alzheimer’s Society Wedding Favour

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