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#11 bovkim

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    Posted 22 July 2009 - 04:23 PM

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    Originally Posted by Michelle613
    The donation to charity is such a great idea. And the boat ride will be greatly appreciated. You should ask the charity for cards with it's logo and use them as place cards w/ a thank you on them, thanking all the guests for the donation
    Thanks Michelle! I love the idea!

    #12 bovkim

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      Posted 22 July 2009 - 04:28 PM

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      Originally Posted by lil_reeves
      My father actually just talked to me today about giving a charity donation in our guests name to a local school/community program at our wedding destination (Puerto Vallarta) and I absolutely love the idea!!! It would be really great if this idea catches on and more people decide to do things like this.

      I think it's amazing that you're also organizing a cruise. You and your guests are going to have a wonderful time!!!
      I agree...it's such a nice thing to give back to the places that are giving us such a unique and special wedding :)

      #13 Brenda&Jeff09

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        Posted 27 July 2009 - 01:18 PM

        I love your boat idea and the donation in your guests' names.... a very generous way to say thank you, and give back at the same time.
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        #14 VioletVol

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          Posted 28 July 2009 - 10:16 PM

          I think this is a great idea! I agree most guests are not expecting an OOT bag, we just spend so much time on here that it seems normal, but most guests are not aware that some brides do this. I love the idea of putting a welcome letter in their room. Possibly in the note you could say something about 'as a thank you for coming, we invite you to join us for a cruise and have made a donation to ....' Obviously worded better, but you get the point. Without spending much money (depending on your ink / printing situation) maybe you can even print a whole welcome book (many examples on here) with information about the resort, area, schedule of events, games, and include the information about the cruise & donation. It could look really impressive & welcoming without the expense of the OOT bags. No matter what, I definitely don't think your guests will be disappointed, you are going above and beyond. And while I tend to do the same, my fiance' keeps reminding me, it is not our job to spend a lot of money on the guests, they are coming for us and getting a vacation--they will be grateful for whatever we give them.

          #15 clairisse

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            Posted 28 July 2009 - 10:25 PM

            It sounds like the perfect gift. The gift of a fabulous experience and a meaningful donation. Both priceless!
            I agree with those who have said the OOT bags won't be missed. I plan to do something very similar to what you're doing :)

            #16 bovkim

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              Posted 29 July 2009 - 05:48 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by VioletVol
              I think this is a great idea! I agree most guests are not expecting an OOT bag, we just spend so much time on here that it seems normal, but most guests are not aware that some brides do this. I love the idea of putting a welcome letter in their room. Possibly in the note you could say something about 'as a thank you for coming, we invite you to join us for a cruise and have made a donation to ....' Obviously worded better, but you get the point. Without spending much money (depending on your ink / printing situation) maybe you can even print a whole welcome book (many examples on here) with information about the resort, area, schedule of events, games, and include the information about the cruise & donation. It could look really impressive & welcoming without the expense of the OOT bags. No matter what, I definitely don't think your guests will be disappointed, you are going above and beyond. And while I tend to do the same, my fiance' keeps reminding me, it is not our job to spend a lot of money on the guests, they are coming for us and getting a vacation--they will be grateful for whatever we give them.
              Thanks Violet! I love it...gonna look into the welcome book idea! :)

              #17 FutureMoreno

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                Posted 30 July 2009 - 12:20 AM

                Great idea- a perfect post wedding send off. Very generous and throughtful of you...

                #18 Christy335

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                  Posted 30 July 2009 - 01:09 AM

                  The gifts I have received at weddings that I most enjoyed were the donations to a charity in my name. So often, the stuff you get at weddings is junk (I once got a plastic miniature picture frame with silver glitter and sequins glued on to it) that you just throw away later. It makes me feel good to know that the bride and groom did something that will help someone, instead of giving away stuff that will end up in a dump somewhere.

                  ***Disclaimer: I'm not saying that OOT bags are junk! I'm just saying that so many people get junk at weddings (i also got a tiny silver-colored bell once... what was I supposed to do with that??) that they will probably not miss having a gift that you can hold in your hand.

                  #19 Christy335

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                    Posted 30 July 2009 - 01:10 AM

                    double post.

                    #20 jessiee223

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                      Posted 30 July 2009 - 06:45 PM

                      I think your guests will really appreciate the gesture! Great idea.

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