As a guest, would you prefer favors in wedding or better food?

posted 3 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
8677 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Food is what people will remember. Not the can opener that has your names and date on it crammed in the back of my drawer.

Post # 4
1625 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@gpiglet:  If it wasn’t in the budget, I would definitely skip it! All people care about is if the food, drinks, and music are good. Favors are nice, but not important. 

Post # 5
2051 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Better food, definitely!

ETA: We’re not having favours. I think they’re nice but pointless. We’re already spending enough money on our guests as it is. 

Post # 6
1208 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

FOOD!!  There’s nothing worse than being at an all day event with a ton of food just to come home starving because you didn’t like the food there.  Wedding favors are always just a small little something that no o e really cares about.  Go with the better food 🙂

Post # 7
394 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Better food.

Post # 8
1646 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@gpiglet:  FOOD! Always food!

Post # 9
1327 posts
Bumble bee

Food, hands down.  I generally toss favours unless they’re edible, anyway.

Post # 10
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I only like favors that I can eat. I’d definitely say forgo favors for food. I did favors because I wanted to do something that was local (we did jam from a popular farm), and it wasn’t out of budget, plus it added something cute to the tables. It wasn’t necessary though.

Post # 11
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@gpiglet:  We’re not doing favors because of the fact that most people do just leave them at the table or end up tossing them. Instead, we opted to invest more in the out of town guest bags for the hotel (I’d say 90% of our guest list is traveling and therefore will stay at the hotel). We’re filling the boxes with mini bottles of alcohol, pretzels, coasters and chocolates. I think people will appreciate that more than having a little trinket at the table at the wedding.

Post # 12
570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

If I was having an actual wedding I would have a welcome treat, such as a single chocolate at each place setting, as a favour thus functioning as both food and a gift. 

Post # 13
1399 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013


We didn’t have favours.  Instead, we used that money towards hiring a maple taffey vendor 🙂 Best money I ever spent 🙂

Post # 14
42082 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Better food wins every time. Most favors are a piece of junk that either gets left at the reception, place in my box of donations to the thrift store the minute we get home, or tossed in the garbage.

Post # 15
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Better food all the way! We weren’t even going to have favors until I thought of a cute idea that only cost us $12 for all 65 of our guests with some leftovers.

Post # 16
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I made my own favors and they ended up costing about $150 for 120 favors. I don’t really think that extra 100 bucks could make my buffet better



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