Post # 1
Has anyone here ever received a really amazing favor at a wedding? Something delicious? Meaningful or useful? I know a lot of people think favors are a waste of money, but if you could have a favor you think EVERYONE would love, what would it be if money weren’t an object? FI and I have the perfect choice: Mini Nikon Coolpix cameras! Saw them at a photo expo and loved them!
Post # 3
That’s a bit of an expense on wedding favors, don’t you think?
Not a fan on favors. I think they are tacky – and slowly getting outdated. A lot of people are leaning towards candy/popcorn bars for their favors, or donations.
Post # 4
I’m sure if you spent a crazy amount of money on favors – like $50/pp, they would be a hit. But, I think favors are kind of stupid – no one wants a trinket anymore. I would much rather you spend that money on to-go bags for a dessert bar OR a donation in my name. I’ll remember your wedding because of the pictures, I don’t need something that says “Jack & Jill 01.01.13” on it lol. The cameras though, kinda cool. But, seriously expensive.
Post # 5
@brendaray2009: That would be cool but probably not practical for most people. Based upon previous threads, people want an edible favor. Shot glasses, match books, and the like aren’t as tasty as cookies, candies, etc.
Post # 6
I got some wild flower seeds from a wedding once. Brilliant gift, they just keep coming back!
Post # 7
I received a half litre bottle of wine. that was the best favor I’ve received so far. I’m trying to get the mini bottles of ice wine for my reception–it all depends on how much it will cost!
Post # 8
We are planning on doing candy apples. Our wedding is in november, and really, who can turn down chocolate covered apples? Any left overs… will be my post-wedding binge!!
Post # 9
@tcgstar: love this idea!!
We’re buying all the wine for our reception ourselves from a smaller wine store and they’re giving us a deal – maybe we can get a deal on little half litres too!!
If not, I’m going with the personallized m&m’s I’ve been obsessed with them for years!
Post # 10
I know cameras are expensive, but it was just for fun! Carrie Ann Inaba from DWTS said the best favor she ever received was a Tiffany keychain! Imagine that!
Post # 11
We’re doing mini bottles of wine, but we only have around 25 guests so it’s easy. If we were having a huge wedding I don’t think we would do favours at all.
The cameras are a cool idea but I could see it being super expensive and we already have a Coolpix so we wouldn’t have any use for a mini version.
Post # 12
@brendaray2009: We’re doing a few different soup in a jar for our favours. It’s a winter wedding, and the jarscome with all the ingredients needed, just add water, something nice and easy for our guests to make up on a cold winter day later on.
Post # 13
Best I’ve gotten is a wine stopped with a maple leaf on top, in bronze. So pretty, I love using it.
I’ll be giving out foldout sandalwood fans at the ceremony, because it will be August and therefore hot. They won’t really be everyone’s cup of tea, but I tend to hate edible favors, because they’re almost always weird off brand stale chocolate that takes like plastic, or something.
Post # 14
We’re doing personalized soda bottles from a brewery in Wisconsin. FI loves they’re root beer and kola, both caffeine free and made with sweetend with Wisconsin honey.
Post # 15
honestly, the best wedding favour i got was from many, many years ago. it was a cello bag filled with tons of retro candy. the couple loved candy as kids so it brought back a lot of memories for them. for me, i just love all candy and i guess it was cool to go through the bag and find memorable goodies. it was like coming home from trick or treating.
i think now adays, this has become popular with candy bars.
for me, anything edible is a plus.
Post # 16
edible, edible, edible, anything else will be pitched out the next day. It is not necessary to give an expensive favor like a camera…