(Closed) Anyone not giving favors???….

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am currently going back and forth on this issue as well – mostly due to cost, partially with not wanting to end up with a bunch of left-overs. The last wedding I went to, almost no one took favors, so the bride ended up with TONS of leftovers. Luckily they were gerber daisy seed packets. I honestly don’t think guests will be offended or even notice if there aren’t favors. How many favors have you held on to from weddings?

Post # 5
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106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m not doing favors for a couple of reasons. This is a second wedding so I’m focusing on the most important details and letting a lot of the little things go. We are on a budget as well. We have 4 kids between us and I had to cut things where I could. And lastly, I just don’t feel that favors are a big deal. I have been to so many weddings where lots of guests don’t take them and so many of them seem cheesy. I am appreciative of all of our guests, but I just don’t feel favors are necessary.

Post # 6
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1044 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m still pretty early in the planning process, but I’m waivering on this one too. I know I’m having prizes for various games/ dance contests etc.. so I think I’m having that in lieu of favors, then I only have to do a limited number rather than one for everyone.

Post # 7
Hostess
11174 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@HeatherShane: I am leaning towards not doing favors, especially as we are booking a photobooth. More often than not I myself throw away the favors I get meaning wasted money. I don’t think anyone is going to mind not having a trinket to take home.

Post # 7
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1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

@WonderTwin: I’m definitely in this boat. I don’t think people take them very often, they’re expensive, etc. I think we may leave it until last minute to decide. If we do anything, we’ll probably make it something they can eat at the table.

Post # 7
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5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

Had a chosen to have a local wedding I wouldn’t have done them.  Now theyre in the form of “welcome bags”  but I find them unnecessary.

Post # 8
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378 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I thought I wasn’t going to, but now I think I might just make some chocolate chip cookie dough truffles and use the glassine bags and stickers I bought for Christmas last year to package them. I don’t think they’re needed though.

Post # 10
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215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I am not doing favors for my wedding. I had gone back and forth on not having favors and finally settled on not. Like the PP’s said they more than often go to waste. I only have 1 favor from the last 6 weddings I’ve been to. I was one of the rude guests that so thoughtlessly left mine behind. Now that I’m planning my own wedding I will NEVER do that again because I know how much effort goes into them. No one is going to notice if you don’t have favors, and certainly no one will comment! Save the money for something more important. I too am on a tight budget and know that every little bit helps.

Post # 11
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4 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I really don’t think favors are necessary. Sure, it’s a nice touch, but I don’t think anyone opens a wedding invitation and says “ooooo I wonder what the favors will be?!”.  We are already giving our guests a night out with a meal, music, and dancing, and I’m sure most people will be happy with that.

That being said, I am doing favors LOL. We are on an extremely limited budget though, so I really needed to do something cheap. And I am a HUGELY sentimental person, so I wanted it to show in the favors I give. My answer? CD’s. I am making cd’s with around 15 songs that we have hand picked. I am a BIG music fanatic, so people will definitely get the sentiment. All of the songs on the cd will be played by our d.j. at the wedding. I am going to place white lables on the cds that will be printed with our names and the date, and place them in white paper cd sleeves and tie a pretty ribbon around it. The total cost for 100 favors will be no more than $20.

So, if you decide you want to do a little something extra for your guests, it can be done really cheap without it seeming cheesy Wink

 

 

Post # 12
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2018 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We didn’t do favors.  Save your money and energy.  It’s better to put that money toward food and drink.  Your guests will thank you.

Post # 12
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140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@bellagio: I have been a huge fan of the brides who have put little snacks on the tables. Popping a Hershey’s Kiss (or 4) helps curb my crankiness while waiting for the food to come out, or waiting to get into the buffet line. We’re going to have small snacks on the table (movie candy theme) for that very reason. 🙂 You can never go wrong with snacks on the tables!

Post # 13
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3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I don’t think favors are necessary either. plus, I hate the ones that need some kind of box or packaging for each place setting (like almonds in little sheer fabric bags). people usually just throw them away. I think it’s bad for the environment and a waste of money. 

@WonderTwin:  I DO like the idea of something really simple– like a bowl on the table with a few snacks like you mentioned- hersheys kisses, almonds, cookies, etc.

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