Post # 1
We have a guest list of a little over 200 (we are still in the midst of cutting it down). I am looking into favors and was wondering two things
Do you buy a favor for everyone or do you assume some people won’t want them/assuming certain people won’t come?
How much do you spend on them?
My FI wants to get personalized BBQ sauces which is looking to be around $3-4 a person. With everything else, is it reasonable to spend $700 on favors?
Let me know ladies!
Post # 3
@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
@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
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
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
@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
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
@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
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.