Are candles a lame favor?

posted 2 years ago in Favors
Post # 2
1256 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think some select women might like them. But as a whole, I think it’s not worth the work. I would guess that many will be left.

Post # 3
3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

TwinkleBoss:  Honestly, if the candle smelled really good, I would burn the candle at home. After that, I’d toss the teacup. I’m not much for random odds and ends.

Post # 4
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I, personally, would probably like a teacup candle and take it home and use it. I’d use my husband’s as well! Probably not something that everyone would like, but not everyone likes food favors either! I don’t like chocolates and that’s usually what I end up getting as favors… I would much rather have a candle. And, it seems like you guys wouldn’t be too upset if you had left overs because you could use them yourselves.

Post # 5
8850 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I’d be all about a nice homemande candle in a cute vintage cup.  And I”d grab a few leftovers too 🙂

Post # 6
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I would burn the candle and then toss the teacup after. Not a huge fan of teacups, but that’s just me!

Post # 7
77 posts
Worker bee

This seems like the kind of unique favor that won’t be appreciated by everyone, but that will be very cool for those who do like it. Cookies or candy, on the other hand, are ok for just about everyone, but they’re not as special. So you might want to ask yourself whether you have enough guests who will appreciate it.


And if there are a ton left over, you can burn the candles and then have more cups for your collection!

Post # 8
3806 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

People liked ours. We had a few extras and people took 2 and 3.

Post # 9
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

TwinkleBoss:  I don’t know what we will do for favors yet, but I’m pretty adamant on not using anything that 1. has our names and wedding date on it; 2. has some cheesy love quote or pun and  3. is something that both genders can’t enjoy. For that reason, we’re ruled out candles, seed packets, and anything glassware. I was honestly thinking a nip with a hangover kit, done tastefully of course, or something sweet to eat. 

I like your idea a lot, but it just seems more bridal shower than wedding favor. 

Post # 10
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

TwinkleBoss:  I’ve seen those vintage teacup candles, and they are adorable. I probably wouldn’t burn mine but rather display it so honestly I think just the teacup without the added work of making it into a candle would do just fine too.

Post # 11
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I like the idea but then again, I’m kind of obsessed with candles, some other people might not want them

Post # 12
25 posts

I would LOVE a candle favor! Much moreso than a food favor, because after eating all that food and cake, who needs more food?? The candle/cup would last longer and people would see them in their homes and remember your awesome night. I definitely vote for the candles.

Post # 13
2064 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013


TwinkleBoss:  you know i would actually rather have a candle then food. why because i dont need to eat more. they are peoples favorite but candles come in handy. if you made them? even sweeter. the power goes out all the time here so i would def use it eventually!

Post # 14
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Disappointed, because I thought this said “CANDIES”.  I would personally rather have candy than a candle.

Post # 15
2670 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I would like them! But I like food favors, too.

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