Post # 1
I’m just curious if anyone is NOT giving their guests a favor? Or have you been to wedding where you didn’t get something?
I feel like favors are a nice idea but let’s be honest usually the majority just end up in the trash and I DO NOT want to give my guests something cheap… but unfortunately the budget is tight and I can’t spare another $500-$600 for a nicer gift for each person. In fact, I would rather put the favor money towards keeping the bar open alittle longer.
What do you think? You must have a favor? Or no? Or are you indifferent?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
I personally am doing a favor, but more so because I want it… I definitely do not care either way if I go to a wedding and there is a favor or not. If you don’t want to do it, don’t bother! What your guests will remember is the experience.
Post # 4
I’m asking family and friends for as much help as possible, so I think it would be wierd of me to then spend money on something they won’t really care about. I’m just going to send handmade thank yous with a wedding photo or something after the fact. I like the idea of favors but find it’s hard to find something everyone will appreciate enough to be worth the cost.
Post # 5
I’m indifferent. We are doing favors, but only because they mean something to us – on the first time that FI came to visit me where I lived, he brought me strawberry cheesecake truffles. Those are our favors – one per guest. But I really don’t believe favors are necessary – if they aren’t in your budget, then skip them. No big deal.
Post # 6
I’ve only gone to one wedding where there was an actual favor…and not ONE person took theirs home with them! We’re going to do a candy bar with the cake and give cute bags so people can bring some home with them if they’re like but no “official” favor.
Post # 7
I’m not doing favors. Honestly, I dont see the point. You’re already spending thousands of dollars on the wedding itself, why should you also have to give gifts to people for it?
Post # 8
my wedding isn’t for a while so theres is def a lot of time to change my mind, but i’m strongly considering not doing favors. I don’t think i would’ve missed them at any of the weddings i’ve gone to.
Post # 9
I don’t see the point in favors, you’re already feeding and entertaining the guests. I have a few personalized wine glasses that have lasted longer than the marriages, I’d rather have a couple save their money and keep themselves happy.
Post # 10
We’re not doing favors.. One lesa think to sorry about!
Post # 11
No favors for us…we’re having a photo booth and people get to take home copies of their photos, so I guess that can be considered their favor 🙂 And now that I think of it, I haven’t gotten any favors at any of the weddings that I’ve been to in the past 5 years. I never even noticed!
Post # 12
Personally, I feel that favors are a must. To me, they show your appreciation for the people who came to your wedding. However, I am also on the same boat that bringing gifts to a wedding are a must. If you would not be offended if someone didn’t bring you a gift, then you should not feel obligated to give your guests favors.
Post # 13
I have been to weddings with no favors, I’m not doing them at mine, they are getting food and booze, why should I buy them a present on top of that lol, and you are right, most favors I have received have ended up in the bin or left behind, the only two I kept were elvis glasses which we all wore for the elvis impersonator that they had and a little jar of sweets, because I wanted to eat them lol
Post # 14
We’re having favors, but my FI’s aunt offered to make them before we were even engaged, so its not something I ever had to think about.
But I know of a wedding where the bride/groom donated to a charity instead of doing favors. They put little papers on the tables stating that they had donated in honor of their guests. Of course that still involves spending money, but it’s simple and easy. Not sure what I think of that idea…
Another wedding I went to had chocolate truffles for favors which I thought was nice because those didn’t end up in the trash or collecting dust in closets/basements/storage!
Post # 15
I just gave a small box of Hershey kisses and a black-and-white sucker thing (our colors were black and white). I don’t see the necessity in favors (i.e., I wouldn’t be offended if I attended a wedding with no favors…). I just had them because I thought it would be a nice touch.
Post # 16
Oh and if I went to a wedding and didn’t receive a favor I’m sure I wouldn’t even notice. But that’s just me 😉