Edible or take home favor?

posted 2 years ago in Favors
  • poll: what has been the most successful favor to you?
    edible, like chocolates you can eat on the spot : (47 votes)
    87 %
    take home souvenir : (3 votes)
    6 %
    nothing, it's a waste of money : (4 votes)
    7 %
    donation to a charity of choice : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    Member
    1106 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Favors aren’t necessary but if you’re going to do them as a guest I’d rather have a edible one. I always leave little trinkets or things with the bride and groom’s names behind or toss when I get home.  

    Post # 3
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    It’s my understanding that most people like edible favors.. they are less likely to get left behind, and the ones that are left behind, someone else will probably grab on the way out.

    We are doing a candy buffet with plates to eat there, and boxes to take home.

    Post # 4
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    5432 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    We did three types of edible favours; tea, honey sticks, and rock candy. The tea and honey sticks were a mix of edible and take-home since you couldn’t really eat them during the reception. The rock candy were definitely the most popular! People were eating them like crazy during the reception and even though people did take some of the other favours, they definitely seemed to prefer using their favour before going home.

    Post # 5
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    537 posts
    Busy bee

    My cousin has her own bakery business so when the time came for her to get married, she made our grandmother’s Austrian sugar tart recipe (thin, crunchy, sugar cookies) cut out in the shapes of a glass slipper, a crown, a pumpkin, and Cinderella for everyone to eat. Our aunt also made chocolate pops in molds for everyone to eat there or take home. It was a huge success and everyone loved them. There were hardly any leftover! My FI and I ate the cookies during cocktail hour and my aunt sent us home with more. Delicious! 😉

    Post # 7
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    146 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    sarahquinn:  I ordered individual bags of cotton candy. I’m having a wedding out of town and thought they would be yummy on the drive home. 

    Post # 8
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    2151 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    We’re doing a sort of combined edible/take home favour. We will be giving each guest a small (375ml) bottle of red wine. I definately agree that most people prefer edible favours, and I personally hate ‘souvenir’ favours (especailly anything with the couple’s name and date on it). We also considered making a donation, so that’s always a good option too!

    Post # 10
    Member
    888 posts
    Busy bee

    What about something edible that people can also take home? Like jam in a pretty jar or a beautiful tin with a chocolate truffle in etc.. That way they get the best of both. 

    Post # 11
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    6525 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    sarahquinn:  I am not a fan of edible favors, I never eat them.

    I like a favor I can take home and remember the wedding by.

    Post # 12
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    1119 posts
    Bumble bee

    Unless you can think of the perfect idea for your wedding then I don’t think you should botther. We’re having something that makes sense for us but if we hadn’t thought of it I’d be saving the  money and not bothering.

    Post # 13
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    495 posts
    Helper bee

    For my wedding I had small jars filled with yummy lollies for each guest. I also had spent a lot of time tying lace,felt flowers, and thank you tags onto the jars. I was really disappointed to find that many guests had left them behind and didn’t take them home! A lot of time and effort wasted. Makes you feel unappreciated. Wouldn’t waste the time effort if we did it all again to be honest! 

    Post # 14
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    2661 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’d rather have edible or the donation if you feel like you must do a favor.  🙂

    Post # 15
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    105 posts
    Blushing bee

    I am in edible favor camp, because I’m not a fan of souvenirs per se. My choice was edible favor + nice packaging which sentimental people can keep if they wish. We ordered candies in custom wrappings with our initials, and put them in favor boxes with guests names which were used as individual place cards. Many ate candies on the spot, some left boxes behind, but many took boxes with them.

    Post # 16
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    3360 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Edible for sure, whether it’s something designed for them to eat there or to take home (I’ve seen both, and both were great).  In my experience, trinkety favors are just going to get tossed when the guests leave (or they won’t even take them), so it’s a huge waste.  People love food, though 🙂 We had a candy buffet at our wedding, and that was a huge hit, and at my cousin’s wedding the favors were little jars of honey from the bride’s father’s bee colony – that was really cool.

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