Post # 1
I recently read this article saying to skip wedding favors because nobody will take it or they just take it and toss it away
I didn’t toss favors away but that’s because I’m worried that would be bad karma by doing that LOL. As a guest, the only wedding favor that I truely appreciated was a mini-LED flash light… it’s practical and pretty. Others wedding favor? One was a photo of my ex boss (she invited the whole company) and her husband, I couldn’t stand staring at it…so I toss it away. There were also gel candle and super mini photo frame.. the gel candle still sitting on my desk at home and the photo frame was just too small for any photo…so it was tuck away in the draw.
Would you bees skip this tradition?
Post # 3
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
@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
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
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 # 8
@gpiglet: FOOD! Always food!
Post # 9
Food, hands down. I generally toss favours unless they’re edible, anyway.
Post # 10
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
@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
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
We didn’t have favours. Instead, we used that money towards hiring a maple taffey vendor 🙂 Best money I ever spent 🙂
Post # 14
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
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
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