The Sweet Christian Bride

In Lieu of a Thank You Gift

by admin on July 26, 2012 in Budget, Gifts and Favors, Guest List, Thank You with No Comments

Offering favors to your guests is not a hard and fast rule.  Your guests know that you have spent a significant amount of money on them already, and they know that your wedding is not about them.  Especially if they have a great time, they won’t even remember not receiving a gift.  Just be sure to thank your guests face to face or in a toast, so they know how truly glad you are that they came.

If you do have it in your budget, however, to offer thank you gifts, they are deeply appreciated.  It can be a challenge to think of gifts that are both personal and affordable, but what if your gift were not an actual object?  That would open up a whole other realm of possibilities.

What is the most meaningful cause to you and your fiancé?  Why not donate a small sum per guest as a token of thanks.  Tell them that in lieu of a thank you gift you are donating on their behalf to a cause close to your hearts, and then invite them to care about that cause as you offer an explanation of what it means to you and how you got involved.  It doesn’t get much more personal than that, and the sum you donate can be as small or as big as you want it.  Your guests don’t even have to know the amount you decide.  Sometimes, small acts of kindness are treasured as priceless.


By Lindsay

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