Post # 1
We were going to do CDs as favors, with our students (we’re both teachers) doing the covers, but almost every Bee voted lame 🙂 Someone suggested pencils. Do you think this is cute/would you like/is it not the worst favor ever? We would change the packaging to fit our colors and New Year’s Eve.
Post # 3
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
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
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
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:
Cookies and milk favors!
Here’s a way to incorporate your pencil idea:
Post # 7
@MsVoyageur: Cute ideas, but we’re not doing food (see above).
Post # 8
Sorry but I don’t use pencils!
Post # 9
I think the pencil idea is cute. And as a plus, you can use the ones left over in your classrooms.
Post # 10
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 # 11
What are our thoughts on photo booth frames as a favor?
Post # 12
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
IF I use pencils, they’re mechanical. While these are cute, I’m not really a fan.
Post # 14
- 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.
Post # 15
@WritingBee: Because we’re teachers…
Post # 16
@mrsSonthebeach: We are giving them out, at 11:30. Do you think that’s enough?