No matter what you choose to be your wedding favors, your wedding day is sure to be truly special. However, there's a new trend of couples making their big day special in the lives of others by giving charitable wedding favors at their receptions.
These wedding favors that give back encourage couples to get creative. You'll want to find the best way to combine showing your guests you appreciate them and supporting a cause you really care about.
We've come up with two different ways you can give charitable wedding favors. There are some wedding favors that give back simply because the companies who make the gifts partner with charitable organizations, so a portion of the proceeds from your wedding favors will go to charity.
Another way to have wedding favors that give back is to buy a small, sometimes even silly gift that represents a donation to a cause on your guest’s behalf. Whichever way you choose, not only will your guests be pleased to be a part of your special day, but you will also make a difference in the lives of others in need.
Wedding Favors that Give Back
Each of these wedding favors comes from a company that partners with charitable organizations, ensuring that proceeds from each go toward a deserving cause.
(RED) and Ubuntu Made
These reusable coffee sleeves are not only environmentally friendly, but Ubuntu Made employs Kenyan workers, and the proceeds go to AIDS treatment.
If you're chocolate lovers or dog lovers (or both!), this is the perfect wedding favor. Proceeds from the tasty treats go to dog fostering programs.
For every 24 cookies, one weekend bag will be provided to a child struggling with hunger in communities across the US.
These soap bars come in customizable canvas bags, and 20% of proceeds are invested into developing economies in Uganda and India.
Not only can you use these pencils, but you can plant them, too, and they'll grow into various flowers and herbs. The pencils also support children's education.
Not only is this a cute idea (and really delicious gum!), but Project 7 also gives back to seven different areas of need, so you'll make a serious impact.
CHARITABLE WEDDING FAVOR IDEAS
If you'd simply like to make a donation to charity on your guests' behalf, these small gifts will represent the donation you made in a sweet (and a bit silly!) way.
If you're giving back to charities supporting children, education or the arts, a few colored pencils tied together is a cute representation of that. Also, Yoobi is a one-for-one company, meaning they'll donate one of everything sold to children in need.
If you're donating to a charity that promotes sustainability or environmental causes, giving your guests packets of seeds or small plants, like succulents, is a cute nod.
SMALL ANIMAL FIGURES
These small animal toys are a silly and fun representation of a donation to an animal cause, whether you're donating to save dogs and cats or lions and tigers.
The rainbow has come to represent LGBTQ+ causes, so any small rainbow-colored items would represent a donation to charities for equality.
Giving your guests a small portion of a snack or treat could symbolize a donation to a charity that works to solve hunger.
If you'd simply like to get your guests a card representing the donation, these postcards help provide clean, accessible water in areas that need it.
These charitable wedding favors are here for inspiration, so we hope they helped spark your creativity! Whatever you choose to do, your wedding favors that give back will make your special day extra special.