Do I Neeed Favors?

posted 3 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Did you have/area you having favors?
    Yes, and they are important : (2 votes)
    6 %
    Yes, but they aren't important : (14 votes)
    41 %
    No, but we should have : (3 votes)
    9 %
    No, and they are not important : (15 votes)
    44 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We did candy boxes, but only because DH was DESPERATE for them!

    I definitely didn’t want favors!

    Post # 4
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    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @MrsN14:  No, you don’t have to do favors.  But if you must.  I definitely wouldn’t do individual favors for 350 people.  You can DIY a candy bar pretty cheaply (if your venue allows it.)  I know ladies on here who have done them for under $100 using discount and wholesale candy.

    Post # 5
    Member
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @MrsN14:  I hate personalized things with the bride and groom’s name and wedding date on it. That stuff is only meaningful to the bride and groom – it will end up the garbage, or else I will just leave it behind. A small box with a truffle in it would be much appreciated though! I find the best received favours are edible.

    Post # 6
    Member
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @beachbride1216:  +1, candy bar = great idea.

    Magnets with your faces and wedding date? Bad idea, lol.

    Post # 7
    Member
    8425 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We had edible favors that I baked/made using my own recipes and our guests loved it.  I think favors (edible ones) are one of those things that are nice to have, but your guests certainly won’t miss them if don’t have them.  Mini picture frames, figurines, salt shakers, etc., tend to be favors that I will just leave behind.

    Post # 8
    Member
    143 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I agree, can’t go wrong with something edible!  A little candy or chocolate would be nice, but if you don’t have the funds for it, it’s fine.

    Post # 10
    Member
    102 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We had jars of homemade jelly. No personalization at all. And the guests LOVED them. Not a single one left at the end of the night.

    Post # 11
    Member
    6204 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I think they are 100% not necessary.

    Post # 12
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    6204 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I think they are 100% not necessary.

    Post # 13
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    3112 posts
    Sugar bee

    @MrsN14:  Food is always the best favor!  I did a candy bar, but just with the regular old stuff (snickers, junior mints, etc).  My two favorite favors were my ILs.  My SIL had candy apples and my BIL had candied popcorn.  Mmmmm!

    Post # 14
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    778 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I think the photobooth is great because it doubles as entertainment as well. With that large a party, I think it’s a great idea. People will love it, and they have a memento that they’ll actually want. 

    That said, I also think a candy bar would be fun. My cousin even did a healthier twist on that: a nut bar with flavored assortments of nuts! It went over really well–though none of us had nut allergies. If your guests do, they probably wouldn’t love it. That said, we loved it. My fiance and I were snacking on those nuts the rest of our trip. 

    However, you’re not obligated to provide favor. I’ve been to a wedding that didn’t have favors, and no one missed them. 

    Case and point: I was MOH in a friend’s wedding, and she thought favors were SUPER important. She spent a lot of money getting everyone these really sweet little wine stoppers. Well, my fiance doesn’t drink–and I usually only drink wine when I’m out with friends or on special occasions (again, not at home). So…we don’t have ANY use for a wine stopper. Meanwhile, my friend the bride made a huge deal about how proud she was that she found a favor that everyone would actually use! She still talks about it three years later! I haven’t got the heart to tell her that ours are still in their original wrapper and have been sitting in a drawer for three years…next to all the other wedding favors that we never use. 

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