Does every guest get a favor?

posted 3 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Our favors are succulents—our theme is love grows…we got them from the Irwin family on etsy…we are giving one to each guest. We played with the idea of doing one per couple, but we decided againt It. We are etching our names on the side of glass votives and planting them in there with a rock bedding & of course some bedazzling. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

It really depends on the favor.  We are giving out beer mugs and have to give 1 per guest because those same mugs are being used as glassware for the reception.  If the favor is bigger or something that can be shared, like a jar of jam or a scented candle, I usually see them given out 1 per couple.  For succulents, I could see it going either way.  But honestly, if my FI and I both received a succulent at a wedding, I think we would only take one with us.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Merlin29:  I’ve seen it done both ways.  However, I do find that kids are way more excited about favors than adults, so that’s something to keep in mind.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

You could always do a favor display on a table instead of at each place setting.  That way, you don’t have to have one per person.  They could be put out at the guest book table, or where the placecards were before the reception.

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’ve seen it both ways too, one per couple or one per person.  Can’t say that the hubs and I haven’t mistakenly each taken a favor when it’s only supposed to be 1 per couple! 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

im doing succulents as well and im going with one per invite. If I give one invite it means one household..if e.g. my aunt has a child (my cousin) who is married that comes out as 2 invites so 2 favors.  Im doing this coz im having more than 300 guests.  But where I come from it is always one favor per invite (even if it is something simple)…in some cases for e.g. since im not married and I get invited with my parents (including my fiance and we are both 29 and work), I still give them a gift on my behalf, then I usually get a favor for myself.  So it depends on the wedding and also tradition..im going with one favor per invite and if one invite gets 2 gifts then a favor per gift.  Also, where I live, it is very unlikely that you do not get a gift, it actually is considered rude not to give a gift.  So that works out as a favor per gift..I know it sounds bad and a gift is given only if wanted but it is different where I live, the bride/groom pays for everything even the bridal party – so I have to pay for the bridesmaids dresses, shoes everything.  If I asked them to be part of my wedding then Im paying for what they wear.  Every country differs but finally its your wedding and you do whatever you want.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@Merlin29:  I’m not sure this is a ‘right answer’ type question….  it wholly depends on the gift.  With yours you could easily do one per couple/family or one each, either would be acceptable, but I’d probably give one each

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I think it also depends on how much you want to spend.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think it all depends what it is…

Like if you gave out small things of food/candy it would make sense to ensure every single guest had one as they left, but if it was something larger I could see you doing 1 per invite/couple instead. But then it gets awkward when you have the couple guests taking a favour each without realizing and leaving other guests with nothing at all and thinking you were unprepared.

But if it isn’t a money issue I think that every single guest who attends should have a favour waiting for them and not need to “share” the favour.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve only seen 1 per guest.  Are you doing a seating chart where you could give a different favor to the kids?  I would consider doing that anyway, since I imagine most kids won’t want succulents.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Merlin29:  it depends on the favor. we gave out coffee mugs, so we gave 1 to each guest

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I think you should give one to each guest, members of couples shouldn’t count as a 1/2 guest haha!  Plus if you order enough for the adults you’ll probably have close to enough when people don’t take one/take one per couple or whatever for when the kids grab them or people take two (I’ve seen it happen).  

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Merlin29:  I can totally see occasions to give one joint one, but I air on your side! (Girl power! 😉 ) We did little lovebird salt and pepper shakers, and even couples got one each, despite the fact that no one needs more than one set of shakers per household. It just “felt” right to me to give each guest their own gift. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve only ever seen one per guest, not one per couple. We did one per guest at our wedding.

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