(Closed) FAVORS are a pain in my…..

posted 6 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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 # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Don’t do favors!  Or donate to a local animal rescue/hospital/church/whatever.  Makes life so much easier 🙂

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I found personalized shot glasses which I think are awesome!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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 Smile

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@PardonMe:  Fair enough, but I must admit that koozies don’t scream fabulous or glitzy to me 🙂

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@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. 

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