Favors Ahhhhh !!!!

posted 3 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@gloriela86:  Tell us something about you and/or your wedding.

Generally speaking, I think favors are a complete waste of time and money. If you simply must have them, then I would recommend something edible. Pick something that is personal to you and your FI, or relative to the season of the year or the place where you are getting married.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@gloriela86:  We are doing edible favors. We are getting mint chocolate cookie malt balls from a local candy store that FI and I love.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

@julies1949:  I agree!! My wedding is May 31, and we are not doing favors. Rather spend that money to go towards something more for the night. I went to 5 weddings last summer, and could not tell you what one favor was! 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I went through the same process and even I had a hook up to get a great deal on favor. I decided to skip it.  My SIL urge me to include that in my budget that people may think I’m cheap. Too bad so sad, it’s my wedding and my budget. I have 200 guest and with shipping, duty and cost, I’m looking at $600 just for the wedding favor….  That $600 would be nice to go toward food/wine/video. 

 

I’m proud to say no favor in my wedding, screw that. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

@gpiglet:  good for you!! just another detail to worry about!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

What time of the year are you getting married? <br /><br />We weren’t going to do anything, then we were going to do gourmet chocolates and then as a joke we bought a whole heap of chirstmas crackers (christmas bon bons) during a post christmas sale (picked up 88 for $11…) and the grand plan now is to try and retrofit small chocolates (something like lindt or baci) into the crackers and hand them out towards the end of the evening once the wine has been flowing for a while. We’re getting married around Christmas so it kind of makes sense and really we were hoping for people to bond over the terrible jokes and paper hats more than burdening them with more candles that look like slices of cake…(nothing against these…but I’m personally always sad to come across non-edible things that look enticingly edible…)

Post # 8
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Helper bee

A great idea would be a cookie or assorted candy table just reference it to your theme, if you have one. Have little scoopers available in each candy dish and cute bags, perhaps with you and your SO’s initials and wedding date on the bag. Every wedding I’ve been to that has had something edible like that has been a huge hit! Good Luck!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Definitely do something edible if you do anything.  We’re thinking about doing pretzel rods dipped in chocolate / drizzled with white chocolate.  They would be tied up in little plastic pretzel bags that hold 2 each.  Should be fairly easy to do, and satisfies the salty and sweet cravings!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

I agree about the tchoke favor – which is why we decided to do homemade chocolate chip cookies. Besides, that’s what my fiance brought to me on our very first date 🙂 I decided to make little Thank You tags to attach to the bags, simply using a punch and some of the leftover cardstock from the invites. That way, if someone wants to keep something from the wedding, they can, and I don’t feel bad about people throwing away the little cards, either!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

My FH’s father passed away several years ago from cancer (I never got to meet him) and one of the things that my FH took afterwards was his dad’s Jade Tree that he had had since the 70’s. What we’re doing is taking cuttings from the tree and giving everyone a piece of the tree.

I thought it would be a nice way to commemorate his dad and also give something to people that would live and grow.

I definitely find most wedding favours have no thought to them and are things that people throw away, like cookie cutters.

Try to think of something meaningful that people would actually keep. Or why not give the money you would have spent on a wedding favour to a charity that is important to you are your FH.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

edible favors are the only ones I keep.  We are doing chocolate truffles

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We are doing cake balls and macaroons.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree with PPs. I think edible favors are by far the way to go. That way people can eat them and don’t feel burdened to take them or feel bad about throwing them away later. 

We got married alone and then threw an anniversary reception a year later. We actually did do non-edible favors, but they were sparklers. The party was outside in the summer so they were basically used that night for fun as the sun went down. Some people left them behind, but we let the kids pick up the extras and I ended up with some extras as well. They don’t go bad, so I can always use the extras for future bbqs, etc.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We’re doing chocolate chip cookies. Edible is the way to go!

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