How many favors and how much per person

posted 3 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Mbrower08:  That’s a tough one because I LOVE the idea, it sounds really cute.  But personally, I wouldn’t be willing to spend that much.  We have a guest list of 150 and I’m only spending a couple hundred.

Post # 4
1838 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Mbrower08:  we did one per couple (or single person if they were coming alone).   i think $700 is insane for favors b/c most people aren’t that excited about getting them. we just did those little dinner mint things but only b/c my mom felt like making the favors–i would’ve been fine with none.  also, most people will not remember if you don’t do anything at all.

Post # 5
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We did one per person, and also made them into their table/escort cards. So, for about $6 per person, that covers both the favors and the escort cards. Maybe you can somehow do that with the BBQ sauce bottles?

Post # 6
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Only getting proper favours for those directly involved in the wedding – for all others it will be some sort of mints/sweets/something else edible on the tables!

Post # 7
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Mbrower08:  i think it depends on the favor. I did coffee mugs, so it would be odd giving it out to 1 per couple because then you won’t have a matching mug, so i ordered 1 for everyone.

Post # 8
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would do one per family, if you are inviting kids (the under 18 varity) 

I would also be 10-20 short of the total count that you would need or REALLY like the BBQ sauce you are buying.  At most weddings I go to, my FI has taken the nickname “pockets plus one” because my ID and debit card go in his pockets.  I wouldn’t have anything to carry a bottle of BBQ sauce in all night.  I don’t know if the BBQ sauce would make it home as we may forget.

Post # 9
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Mbrower08: Personally, that is WAY more money than I’d be willing to pay for favors… but it IS a really cute idea – what about doing one per couple? Or family?

We did one for each guest, but ours ended up being way cheaper than we expected ($1.90 per person)… We did coffee in cute little burlap bags!

They were a huge hit, and we had like 3 leftovers, and guests afterward asking for any extras. 🙂


Post # 10
3650 posts
Sugar bee

I’d suggest you use them as part of your escort cards, or place them on the table, with whatever you choose to give. The last wedding I went to had little bottles of wine and a candy bar. They were both cleaned-out before everyone left.


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