Post # 1
I am having a fall, evening wedding. I also have a wide variety of “guests” coming! Lots of conservative older people but then I also have my young, less conservative friends coming! I thought about koozies, but I feel like everyone does them. I AM crafty, so thought about making something, yet I don’t like the idea of favor edibles since there’s going to be so much food there! I also don’t want to spend $800 on a photo booth.
I find it hard to find something that represents “us”. I love cheesy things! That is just so me! Puns are my favorite. The only thing I’ve remotely liked is mints that say “Mint to be” but everyone does those too & see edible comment above!
Anyone have any suggestions to appeal to a wide variety of people, creatively, without breaking the bank!?
Post # 3
Well… This will not be helpful for you, and I don’t have any ideas, but I just decided not to do them. A lot of people actually skip them. It is extremely difficult (impossible some would argue) to find something that everyone likes, and when some leave them there it turns into a waste of money.
Yea not much help here, you just seem like you were having as hard a time trying to figuire something out as I had been. I felt pressured to do favors, like I owed it to my guests or something. Lol, I don’t.
Post # 4
@Pocket_Mouse: I know!! You’re right! I am MAJOR struggling with it! I knew I would so that’s why I started looking early! The koozie thing is the only thing I’m considering doing (generic, I know!) Unless something just strikes my fancy in the meantime! This is one I custom made online that is an option.
Post # 5
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with doing something that’s been “done to death” as long as yours is unique to YOU! So koozies would be great if you exercised your creativity in the design. I mean, you can NEVER have too many koozies. Keep em in the car, in the purse, in each duffel bag … you never know when you’re going to want a beer in a public place, haha. They’re like shot glasses — sure I have a million, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love getting new ones!
I also love the idea of a favor that the guests will actually use for the wedding, because then even if they never use it again, at least they enjoyed it that one time! We’re getting personalized champagne flutes and everyone will use them for the toasts. You could even do something random like, I don’t know, a spoon or a steak knife or something. Something sort of wackadoo that people will think of you whenever they pull it out of the drawer!
Don’t worry about being cliche — if it’s you, do it!
Post # 6
Don’t do favors! Or donate to a local animal rescue/hospital/church/whatever. Makes life so much easier 🙂
Post # 7
@KristenGotMarried: I thought about that, but I am SUCH a people pleaser and everyone expects my wedding to be FABULOUS and glitzy and full of amazing details and I dont want to let anyone down!!! Grrr…..
Post # 8
I found personalized shot glasses which I think are awesome!
Post # 9
I was anti-favor until I came up with a DIY idea. My FI and I collect Christmas ornaments when we travel. I’m from Michigan, he’s from Maine. Both states with lots of lighthouses. So we made lighthouse Christmas ornaments (yes, for our June wedding). We made salt dough (salt, flour, water), used a cookie cutter, let it dry, and painted. They look really nice and people seem to like the sentiment behind them. I figure most favors are never used, so if people don’t put it on their tree, it’s not like we spent lots of money. It was actually fun to do.
Post # 10
Do favors if you want but you WILL NOT be letting anyone down if you don’t. I’m not doing favors and I don’t think I’ve ever been really exicted about recieving a favor. They are not necessary. If you find something you like, they can be fun, but don’t stress about something that isn’t necessary. After all, there are so many necessary things to stress about
Post # 11
@PardonMe: Fair enough, but I must admit that koozies don’t scream fabulous or glitzy to me 🙂
Post # 12
I’m going to be doing a candy bar, possibly beer koozies and matches. I know matches are a old favor, but I think it would be cute to do “The Perfect Match.” Also, FI loves golfing, so we may do Tee’s with our names written on them. Have you seen the koozies that say ” To have and to hold and to keep your beer cold” lol
Post # 13
We’re having a fall theme and for our favors we are making apple jelly jars. After everything is said and done it comes down to $0.70 per jar, I love them.
Post # 14
someething kinda cool that you could made or purchase would be seed favors. its paper that has any type of seed made into the paper so they plant the paper and it will spring up flowers or whatever seed is there. FI is a chef and i am a pastry chef turned stay at home mom so i am tihnking about doing mint seeds to kinda play into our culinary background
Post # 15
@Pocket_Mouse: I totally agree with you. I’ve been to too many weddings where half of the favors are left and the bridesmaids are begging guests to take them.
That’s why I still think the photobooth and candy favors are still the best options. Those were the biggest favor likes amongst guests that I’ve seen. I actually ended up making my own photobooth. There are a ton of DIY programs you can use or you can have someone photograph it for you.
I know I’m not helping…but I feel your frustration!
Fortunately, you still got plenty of time to brainstorm though! You’re way ahead of the game.
Post # 16
@KristenGotMarried: Trust me! I know koozies are FAR from fabulous or glitzy…I did say in the beginning that I was worried about koozies and the type of wedding/people I was having…that’s my only downfall! idk! ugh!