Recently brides and grooms have come to me expressing that they would rather donate money to a charity in lieu of giving out favors at their wedding. I think this is a great idea and a wonderful way to give back to a cause that means something to you. If you adore pets think about donating to PAWS Chicago. This is a great way to show your generosity in helping animals get adopted. You could make a donation and place it on your menu card or your program letting guests know of your donation. Or you could include a little tag about your donation on a small cookie shaped like a dog bone or each guest to take home at the end of the night. A great resource for custom cookies in Chicago is Amy Beck Cake Design. She can make any custom cookies for you.