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Hi everyone! I wanted to share this with you since I got the idea from this website. I posted this in the DR forum but thought I would re-post here in case anyone is looking for wedding favor inspiration! I think this idea could be easily adapted to benefit any number of good causes. :)

Cheers,
Meli

After the devastating earthquake there were a couple of threads here about how you could use your wedding to help Haiti. Those discussions made me realize that I really wanted to do something to acknowledge and ideally help the people of Haiti especially considering that my wedding is on the same island as theirs and that I have friends from Haiti.

I decided to order small personalized crafts from Haiti to use as wedding favors. This would give my guests something small they could take home and remember the wedding by; while, at the same time supporting the Haitian economy and contributing towards the livelihoods of local artists.

I spoke to a friend of mine in Haiti who sent me some ideas. Here are just a few of them:

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I settled on these painted paper weights. Our initials and wedding date will be written on the back like this.

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I've placed my order and should be getting them the second week of May. I'm so excited!

Meli, thanks so much for the wonderful idea. My FI is Haitian, and I have just been racking my brain to think about a way to not only incorporate both of our cultures into our wedding, but to find a way to somehow use our wedding as a kind of fundraiser for Haiti. This is a wonderful idea and the money will of course be going to the people that need it. Thank so much for sharing.

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Originally Posted by meli View Post
Hi everyone! I wanted to share this with you since I got the idea from this website. I posted this in the DR forum but thought I would re-post here in case anyone is looking for wedding favor inspiration! I think this idea could be easily adapted to benefit any number of good causes. :)

Cheers,
Meli

After the devastating earthquake there were a couple of threads here about how you could use your wedding to help Haiti. Those discussions made me realize that I really wanted to do something to acknowledge and ideally help the people of Haiti especially considering that my wedding is on the same island as theirs and that I have friends from Haiti.

I decided to order small personalized crafts from Haiti to use as wedding favors. This would give my guests something small they could take home and remember the wedding by; while, at the same time supporting the Haitian economy and contributing towards the livelihoods of local artists.

I spoke to a friend of mine in Haiti who sent me some ideas. Here are just a few of them:

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

I settled on these painted paper weights. Our initials and wedding date will be written on the back like this.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

I've placed my order and should be getting them the second week of May. I'm so excited!

Hi Meli, did you purchase your favors directly from Haiti or do you have the name of a company/person that makes them?

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Hi Meli, did you purchase your favors directly from Haiti or do you have the name of a company/person that makes them?
I got them through a friend who is in Haiti. She purchased them from a local shop called Kaz Atizan. They work directly with local artists. I spoke to the owner and she does take international orders directly as well.

If you are interested in any of these or other Haitian crafts you can contact the owner of Kaz Atizan, Simone Audant-Ambroise at simambroise@yahoo.com or +50934566989.

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Meli, thanks so much for the wonderful idea. My FI is Haitian, and I have just been racking my brain to think about a way to not only incorporate both of our cultures into our wedding, but to find a way to somehow use our wedding as a kind of fundraiser for Haiti. This is a wonderful idea and the money will of course be going to the people that need it. Thank so much for sharing.
Hi Alisha,

I've gotten so many great ideas from this place, so I'm very happy to share my own and glad that you found my post useful. :)

If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.

Cheers,
Meli

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Thanks Meli, I will definitely look into, it I think it is a wonderful way to donate and also incorporate his culture into our day!

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