Post # 1
Hello Bees! My FI and I are at a loss as to what to do for wedding favors. Our wedding is in April. It’s an evening/night wedding and our colors are Cranberry and charcoal grey. The wedding has become more formal than we thought it would be so we’re having a hard time coming up with ideas that are budget friendly and fit with the overall look of the wedding.
Some brainstorming has come up with the following:
Please help…We’re wanting something people will actually use – so something that we can label with our names, wedding date, etc. and still have the guests enjoy the favor.
Post # 3
Chocolates, you can’t go wrong with chocolate!
Post # 4
Honestly it’s perfectly okay to not have favors, and many guests find it a little over-the-top to receive a favor that has the couple’s name on it, even if it’s chocolate.
Post # 5
Do the chocolates – they are edible. I never wind up using or even bringing home most of the knickknacks i receive at weddings.
Post # 6
I attended a wedding a few years ago and the couple had put together 4-5 of their favorite recipes and gave everyone a little booklet containing them. The cover had their names and wedding date. I thought it was cute and very budget friendly. 🙂
Post # 7
Mine are diy favors in order to save money. I bought favor boxes and filled them with 2 soy tea lights and personalized match boxes. (The ones you get from the knot wedding shop.) On the outside of the favor box, I also have a personalized sticker that says “thank you for sharing our special day.”
Total came out to under 3 dollars per favor. Hope this helps.
Post # 8
I would do the chocolates or a candle. I did not want favors and you don’t need to do them.
Post # 9
I am doing votives so I am all for that… I am also doing edible favors as well. A candy bar for the kids and a gift box with chocolates for the adults at the tables. I got the blue favor boxes from Oriental trading and the votives are from a local dollar tree like store here, $1 each. I got personalized labels for free from vistaprint (just pay shipping) to put on each votive (they will act as decor and guests can take them home if they choose).
Post # 10
I like chocolates or anything edible.
Post # 11
Go with Chocolates! We did and the guests who took a favor enjoyed them. And we enjoyed the leftovers to snack on during movie nights! hahaha. Much better than having a bunch of leftover knick-knack things!
Post # 12
Go with something local! We are doing glass bottles of coke since we live in the birthplace of coca cola.
Post # 13
One rule of thumb… make your favor either edible or immediatly useful. Chances are if it is just a candle or something that just sits on a shelf it will get lost or not taken home at all. It is also nice for it to be local if you have lot of out of town guests or personal. For example my FI and I love to snuggle up with popcorn so our favor is popcorn that will be freshly popped at the reception.
Post # 14
Definately go with edible. Wedding guests tend to be people with hugely varying likes and dislikes, candles, wine glasses, etc with your names and date on them are tacky. No one wants something with someone else’s wedding date on it. I’ve seen couples provide flip flops for all their guests for dancing at the wedding, that was a very thoughtful idea and the guests could keep them and use later.
Post # 15
I was not planning on doing favors because I really think money could be better spent elsewhere, but I decided at the last minute to do something inexpensive and fun- or fun to us at least! We bought scratch-off lottery tickets, ordered glassine envelopes, and designed heart shaped stickers online with our colors, name and date. The tickets cost $1, I think the envelopes were about $15 total and the stickers were about $20 total.
Post # 16
You guys are amazing! So many helpful thoughts – I love it. I’ve written them all down (as I’m just that way…) and will be talking with my FI about it. Chances are he’ll probably say to skip it. Although, the lotto thing is a fun, creative idea I would have never thought of.