If you’re not a fan of gift lists full of toasters or sugared almonds for favours, then why not take the chance to donate to a charity on your big day? Here are some worthy causes you can contribute to as part of your wedding favours and gift list…
Cancer touches so many lives that it’s likely that either you or your husband-to-be knows someone affected, which is what makes Cancer Research UK a great option for charity wedding favours. They have a huge range of stylish pins available, including designs by fashion experts such as Jenny Packham, Susanne Neville and Halfpenny London. Suggested donations start from £2 per pin, and you can order both pins and personalised cards separately to help customise your favours.
If you and your husband-to-be are nature-lovers wanting to give back, then a dedication to the Woodland Trust could be the perfect alternative to a traditional gift list. Instead of presents, your guests can dedicate trees to you from 50 woods around the country, with single trees starting at £15 each and whole areas of woodland starting at £250. It’s a wonderful way to help preserve our country’s woodland and benefits both people and wildlife!
Charities like Mind are doing their best to help raise awareness and improve support for those suffering with mental health problems, so we think they’re a brilliant cause to support with your wedding favours. Their pins come in blue, gold and silver, and cost just £135 for a pack of 100! You can also order Mind candles, which come in a white organza bag and cost £3.60 per candle, including delivery.
Gift list experts Zankyou are a good option for couples who want to give back on their big day, but who still want to put together a traditional gift list. As well as gifts, honeymoon travel or experiences for you and your husband, you can add charity donations on to your gift list, thanks to Zankyou’s flexible system. You can donate to Zankyou partners UNICEF, Oxfam and Save the Children directly, or have the money sent to you to give to a charity of your choice.
The NSPCC is an excellent charity to contribute to on your big day, as their vital work helps keep children all around the UK safe and happy. They have a range of pretty pins to choose from, with a suggested donation of £2.50 each, or you can purchase thank you cards for £3.50 for ten to send to your guests after the day. You can even buy little donation boxes to encourage people to donate during the reception!