Post # 1
So I have been trying to figure out what to get as favors. All the “usual” things aren’t something I really want to do. And honestly, I can’t even remember the favors at any weddings I have been at. We were thinking of doing a food favor- chocolate covered apple or pretzels but then realized that would get expensive. My question is this- is it tacky just to say whatever and not have a favor? I am having a late night food cart come, and we are paying for a shuttle service so nobody has to worry about driving home after drinking a lot. I feel like if it was me- I wouldn’t care, but I am wondering what others thoughts are. My main thought is if I’m going to have something it needs to be good- or nothing at all…..and one less thing to deal with just feels so good! haha
Post # 3
As a guest, I couldn’t care less about favors! I say ditch them if you want to!
Post # 4
You honestly can do whatever you want. I loved the favors we gave but sooo many people forgot to take them. There were so many left over and family members just ended up taking them home. So if you don’t want to do them, then don’t. I don’t think people care about them too much.
Post # 5
Does not having them stop you from becoming husband and wife?
Then nope, it doesn’t matter if it’s there or not!
(This is what i ask myself everytime I think about maybe getting rid of something and face that little part of me that goes “but it’s tradition…. what if people think it’s tacky?… but you can’t have a wedding without it….” It’s helped a lot)
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
We’re not doing favors! Every single one of my family members (who are very traditional btw) thinks that is just fine
Post # 7
Personally I don’t member any favour I’ve ever received, and I wouldn’t even notice/care that there are no favours.
Post # 8
@pittsburghbride7: According to Martha, favors are not required and are more of a “nice to have”
Post # 9
I honestly can’t remember the favors from any of the weddings I had been to before ours and if anything, I just remember them sitting in my car for weeks until I finally threw whatever it was away. This was the deciding factor for me to opt out of favors for our wedding and I’m glad. I had a kids table with little things for them to take (pinwheels, bouncy balls, coloring books) and I felt like that was good enough. Unless you have the extra cash to do something really awesome, I feel like favors are a waste of money and I assure you, no one will even notice 🙂
Post # 10
No favors here! Why are we spending $150 a head already for you to party, eat, and drink, and THEN spend more $$ so you can take something home? Tradition out the window for us.
I don’t recall getting a favor at the weddings I’ve been to, and I was perfectly cool with that. I don’t expect or want you to spend more money than you have to.
Post # 11
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I wouldn’t really miss them. With my own planning, I keep asking myself…Can I remember this detail or that detail from any other wedding? If I can’t or it wasn’t all that significant then I figure it doesn’t really matter.
So, do I remember the favors at weddings I have been to? Some but not all. The ones I remember were the edible ones. I had the chocolate covered pretzels at a wedding last summer and they were great! They did white chocolate dipped for the “Bride” pretzel and a milk chocolate for the “Groom” pretzel. Then my BFF had just one chocolate square for everyone at their plate. It was good, I ate it!
Other than that I can’t really remember any other favors I received! So no I don’t think it matters.
Post # 12
This is the easiest area to cut costs – ditch them completely! No one will think twice , & if they do, shame on them
Post # 13
Not tacky! No favors is just fine! 🙂
Post # 14
I honestly do not like 99% of the favors I get. I think they are a nice gesture but also kind of a waste. We didn’t have them at our wedding. My thinking is that the very nice party we threw was the favor.
Post # 15
@pittsburghbride7: truly they usually end up in the trash, unless your my granny who use to put all the favors up and never do anything with them.
Post # 16
- Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
I was going to make these cute hot chocolate favors for my winter wedding. However, I have decided to skip the favors all together. No one is going to notice or even care.