Why You’ll Want To Swap Out Reception Table Favours For This Wedding-Worthy Donation.
Ensuring your wedding day is memorable for all the right reasons can be a challenge for most couples. By donating what you might have spent on wedding favours towards dedicating trees or woodland, you can give something amazing back to nature in a way that will always be remembered.
As well as individual trees, whole acre groves, benches and marker posts gleaming with personalised plaques, you can help restore and preserve an area of outstanding natural beauty close to your venue, your home or somewhere of sentimental value for future generations!
As a thank you, you or your guests will receive a dedication pack – including a personalised certificate, map for visiting, and information about the wood itself.
Woodland Trust supporter, Hannah Leonard wanted to make sure her wedding favours weren’t thrown away with the table confetti at the end of the day!
“We wanted to do something memorable for guests, something everyone would appreciate and wouldn’t be wasted.” The couple chose some woodland near their venue and came up with their own dedication wording, too!
“We had a very positive reaction from guests – they hadn’t seen anything like this before at other weddings. We were delighted to give something unique to our guests while also helping such a great charity.”
Wedding Gift List
Rather than creating a gift list, Vanessa Watchman and her husband set up an online fund for their guests to donate towards. With the money raised they dedicated an acre of woodland and a grove post in a Pembrokeshire wood, Wales to celebrate their wedding.
“We asked for donations rather than gifts, as it was a second wedding for us both,” says Vanessa. “I had always dreamed of planting an acre of oaks – leaving something behind for the next generation.”
A dedication will live for years to come in a choice of beautiful Woodland Trust woods all over the UK, helping to support British wildlife – leaving a growing testament to your love.
All dedications are free to visit whenever you wish, and as your relationship flourishes, you your family and friends can go and remember your special day while enjoying the wonderful countryside! What’s not to love about this idea…
To find out more about the Woodland Trust’s dedications, visit woodlandtrustshop.com/weddings or CALL 0330 333 3300.
The Woodland Trust is the UK’s largest conservation charity for trees and woodland. Each dedication directly supports its work protecting this country’s woods and wildlife.