Crosswords as favours?

posted 3 years ago in Favors
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    Great idea - do it! : (14 votes)
    41 %
    Rubbish idea - keep looking : (20 votes)
    59 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think it’s a great idea in terms of keeping your guests entertained through dinner (if there’s time to kill between dishes or they’re seated next to someone they don’t have that much in-common with), but I wouldn’t consider it a favor. It’s something that will entertain you for a limited amount of time and can’t really be re-used. I would look into getting something else that’s relatively cheap, but eatable – that will be a much more obvious favor!

    EDIT: In order for me to consider a crossword puzzle as a favor, it would have to be a small booklet of puzzles. If I knew the couple were hugely into crosswords I think that would be a very cute and appropriate favor!

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    DollarTree sells crossword puzzle books – check it outline.

    In order to ensure people use it as a favor rather than throughout the night I would have a favor table with a clever thank you sign. I think ti would be a great idea if you have out of town guests (something to take back to the hotel room)

    Post # 5
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    It’s a cute idea, but not really a favor. I doubt many people would take this home.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    How much do you think you’d end up spending on materials and the download etc?  Or in other words, what is your budget for your favors?

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I did this, and had a prize for the first person to complete all the correct answers. I made sure there were questions only certain people would know. While guests were waiting for our arrival (we were late to the reception because of wedding crashers). The guests were mingling to try to get all the answers. People loved this, and over a year later are still talking about it, so I say go for it!

     

     

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I think it’s a cute idea.  I’m of the camp that believes that favors are optional and therefore it wouldn’t matter if people understand that the puzzle is the favor.

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2001

    I thinks its a neat idea but it’s not really a favor. Maybe if you included a cool pen with it that people could take home as a favor.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @linnylou_88:  it’s cute but i really don’t see it as a favour.  not to mention, only 50% of your guests will probably enjoy crosswords.  it would be a huge waste of money, imho.

    if you really want favours, pick something that almost everyone will enjoy.  edible favours are the best.  besides toffee apples, what else have you considered?  you say you want cheap, what is your budget per guest for favours?  we can try to suggest something.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @linnylou_88:  don’t be embarrassed.  there’s a lot that you can do with that buget.  if you are into diy, what about chocolate dipped pretzel sticks or chocolate dipped licorice?  homemade peanut brittle?  caramel popcorn?  homemade cookies?  mixed candy bags?

    how many guests are you having?

    Post # 15
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @linnylou_88:  hot chocolate was another suggestion i was going to give but i can see your issue.   licorice is vegetarian, isn’t it?  it would be easy to do some of this diy projects over the course of a weekend.  dipping in chocolate one day and packaging the next.

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @linnylou_88:  I think it would be cute for photos but noot the kind of thing people would really use tbh. I wouldn’t count them as a favour. 

    @mypinkshoes:  +1! Love all of those ideas. 

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