(Closed) CDs or pencils?

posted 5 years ago in Favors
  • poll: CDs or pencils or neither?
    Stick with the CDs : (11 votes)
    19 %
    Go with the pencils : (14 votes)
    24 %
    I don't like either : (33 votes)
    57 %
  • Post # 3
    6745 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I haven’t used pencils like that since grade school.  I switched to mechanical pencils.  And I don’t even use pencils at all anymore because.. well, I’m not in school anymore lol. I’m sorry, I don’t want to rain on your parade.  I actually thought the CD idea was really cute – it could be a soundtrack of your relationship/wedding. 

    But, if all else fails, what about a donation to something educational?  Personally, I like the charitable gifts because it’s not going to waste.  You can have your kids decorate small escort-sized thank you cards or something. 

    Post # 4
    915 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Cute, only I am pretty sure there is a law against giving away pencils. I wouldn’t risk it, you dont want to get sued.

    Post # 5
    334 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Honestly, I would most likely throw away both of those favors, or not even take them with me. At the last wedding I went to they had a cookie bar instead of favors with little to go boxes and I defintely enjoyed that.

    Post # 6
    1217 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I only use mechanical pencils these days… I’m an engineer so I do use pencils a lot but just the mechanical kind, I need a sharp point for drawing.

    I think you should go with school-themed edible favors. The general consensus here on the ‘bee seems to be that most people prefer edible favors, rather than something that may collect dust. And there are so many cute school-themed ideas! 

    e.g. Cookies in brown paper lunch bags, with a cute sticker or stamp:


    School-themed tags attached to edible favors:

    school themed wedding favor tags looseleaf


    School-themed ideas :  wedding blogs details middle school school WPic4


    Cookies and milk favors!

    School-themed ideas :  wedding blogs details middle school school WPic6



    Here’s a way to incorporate your pencil idea:

    Post # 8
    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Sorry but I don’t use pencils!

    Post # 9
    2077 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think the pencil idea is cute.  And as a plus, you can use the ones left over in your classrooms.

    Post # 10
    2425 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Sorry I agree, I only use mechanical pencils. Don’t even know if I own a sharpener anymore! And I don’t think I would use a CD either, because your music tastes are probably different from yours guests.

    I agree with a donation to a teaching foundation if you are against food.

    Post # 12
    73 posts
    Worker bee

    Who uses pencils? We all have computers, tablets, cell phones, and hardly anyone uses paper… I would do the CD or a donation.

    Post # 13
    12899 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    IF I use pencils, they’re mechanical.  While these are cute, I’m not really a fan. 

    Post # 14
    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I wouldn’t use/take either. Since it’s NYE, why not give people things like party hats, blowers, etc. as favors.

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