Post # 1
I’d love to be able to get a cute little gift for all of our wedding guests, but quite frankly, it’s just not in our budget to feed all our guests a plated dinner AND get them some cute gift. I’m doing a lot of DIY and though there are some fun and inexpensive gift ideas out there, I don’t have the money to spend on extra supplies or the time to spend making them. We are already feeding all our guests and inviting them to join in our celebration . . . is an additional gift really necessary?
Post # 3
I didn’t have favors either. I don’t think that guests really care about them since a lot of them seem to forget to take them anyway.
Post # 4
I don’t think so, not if you’re feeding them a full meal!
Let me tell you what, I WISH I hadn’t done favors lol, cuz it has costed us an extra $150.00 so far!
I know, I kind of feel like a scrooge saying that, but weddings really are expensive & the finger foods and cake are expensive in themselves!
Post # 4
Not doing favors here. We are just going to make a donation to two of our favorite charities and make a small note in the program.
Post # 5
I’m not doing favors. Mainly because (1) I’d rather spend the money elsewhere, (2) I don’t feel like spending the time to create any or personalize any, and (3) I feel like most people leave them behind anyway!
I don’t think it’s necessary to have favors at all. I went to one wedding that did not have favors, and it was actually the most high-end and expensive wedding I’ve been to, so it obviously wasn’t a “we can’t afford it” factor. I certainly don’t think the guests minded at all.
Post # 6
I skipped favors and no one even mentioned it!
Post # 7
we got a few things for the guests (like custom beer coozies!) that would be favors / practical for the trip. If we were doing it in town, we prob would have skipped the favors, too. No worries!
Post # 8
We’re not doing favors either – we’re donating $$ to a charity that is important to us instead. Either way, we’re spending the $$, but after spending SO much on the wedding, it will feel good to give some away to a cause we love! (so, yeah, a bit of a selfish benefit for me too!).
We’re doing a lot of DIY cute items (menu cards, place cards, program fans, etc.), and I don’t really think our guests need another item at their place setting, so we’re skipping them.
Post # 10
If I find something fantastic that I think our guests will genuinely appreciate, we’ll do them. But I’m not going out of my way to find something.
Post # 11
Ours was a favor-free wedding. No comments and it was a really nice feeling when I let that one detail go!
Post # 12
We will not be having favors, either. I don’t think it’s a big deal, I don’t go to weddings for the prizes I will get! I’ve never minded it going to weddings where they didn’t give me something.
Post # 13
i will have favors but only because it’s a cheaper way to add color to the tables than renting colored napkins..
Post # 14
I’m not doing favors either, but we are planning to have potted plants for our centerpiece that the guests are welcome to take home. We just threw away some favors we had received at weddings and never used, so I just don’t see the value of them.
Post # 15
I thought I had a pretty unique and desirable favor planned but it seems like it’s falling apart. I think I am going to skip them if it doesn’t work out.