Instead of spending money on a favor that your guests that will simply toss into a drawer, or even worse, leave sitting on the table, consider making a donation to a charity that means something special to the two of you.. This is a new trend that many couples are choosing. During the reception, ask your DJ can announce "Instead of favors, the couple has chosen to make a donation to the American Cancer Society. The bride's grandfather passed 3 years ago from this disease and have made their donation in his name." Donations always get a round of applause…ever see anyone clap for a box of candy or a candle??