How much time/energy did you put into favors? Was it worth it?

posted 3 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

– i dont really undersatand why you would give them to your family/friends, is there some kind of poem on that card that will relate to dice or something? just because you like dice dont meant they will, i think you should say something along the lines of “i got lucky” or something cute so it comes together…as i see it now im kind of lost…but i do like them they are really cute…i would maybe ditch the clear ziplock bag and maybe get the little fabric bags they have at the crafstors in the wedding section make it a little more (lack of better word -classy )

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we are having a candy buffet, and a photo booth- i was at a wedding that had both and loved it so i guess im taking that idea…i love the photo booth when i told people i was doing that i got “its over done,why bother, what do you care about peoples photos” Me personally i would rather have grandma beeing goofy in the photo booth to remember her in good times then having her sign her name..i already know she came to the wedding…JEEZ… oddly i didnt get one positive comment about having candy/photo booth…im sure all the negative-nancys will be eating candy and playing with the props…i will make sure to comment to them….ugh…

 

Post # 4
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11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@UlfbehrtWedding:  i’m glad that you like your favours b/c they are unique to you and they are cute but what are your guests supposed to do with them?  serious question.  i am sure others will have the same question.

my concern for you would be; when guests don’t feel they have a use for them, they will leave them behind or just throw them out.  at that point, it doesn’t matter that they were only 50 cents each, it would be a waste of money.

Post # 5
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48 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Those are cute! Especially since its unique to you and your FI. Don’t worry about negative comments, those will never go away. We will be doing a candy bar with personalized bags so our guests can take some home as their favor.  Quite pricey but we love candy and we know our family and friends will too. 

Post # 6
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11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

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Post # 7
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2878 posts
Sugar bee

I’m putting 0 ! 0 time, 0 money on it. It is totally unnacessary for us, especially since we’re on tight budget, that’s the first thing that went off the ”to-do” list. People already have dinner, cocktail, alcohol, entertainment paid for them to enjoy ($$$$)… if they are rude to the point it is not sufficient for them as a ”thank you” wedding gift, then I lose all hope in humanity ! (Now sorry I don’t want to sound like I judge other Bees, I’m just answering the question and expressing my opinion about our wedding, but don’t take this personnally as it was not intended to). 🙂

 

 

Post # 8
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917 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

They’re super cute! As long as your budget allows for it, I see no harm. Personally? I don’t have much use for a pair of dice, but I def. wouldn’t throw these out like I’m inclined to with some other personalized favors.

Instead of favors at the reception we’re doing welcome bags waiting at guests’ hotels, as 90% or more of our guests are from out of town. 

Post # 9
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837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I spent six hours putting rock candy sticks into individual bags and thing tags on them. I thought they were super cute and I love them, but honestly almost no one took any. I wasn’t sure ANYONE had taken any until I saw a picture of my cousin eating one. But that being said, I still loved them and I probably would have made them anyway.

I think your dice are super cute! I know we have misplaced the dice for some of our board games several times, it’s always nice to have some extras! :]

Post # 10
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4441 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@UlfbehrtWedding:  +1 with PP who said zero time and zero money, we didn’t have favors.  Outside of parents and grandparents who cherish every BS part of our wedding day (like my mom taking home my beat up bouqet until they became dried and ugly) no one else needs/wants a momento to remember your wedding by.

We weren’t on a crazy-strict budget but I just didn’t see the point in putting any time or energy into favors.  Most of the budget weddings I’ve attended just had candy as the favor and I don’t think it’s worth the money spent on them, especially because you’re going to be feeding us dessert later!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@UlfbehrtWedding: I love the idea!! I think its cute and something that can be used by your guests again.

I do agree with maybe putting them in cuter bags and tying the dice into the wedding theme. Maybe saying something like this instead….

“May these dice be a reminder to always go for it, to roll with whatever life throws at you and to always take a chance when it comes to love!” Thank you so much for celebrating with us today!” – Katie & jack.  

 

Post # 12
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3476 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Put a note that says something like “Wishing you a paradise as well!”  Maybe not that exactly but a play on pair of dice and paradise.  Someone help me brainstorm.

We put nothing into it, it was a gift from a friend who did a lot for them – custom made wrapped favor boxes in our colors filled with homemade caramels (she just started an etsy shop, they are really that tasty).  Our guests loved them, raved about them, and demanded/begged for more.  I think it depends on the favor if it’s worth it or not.

Post # 13
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1468 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would be happier with the 50 cents you spent on each pair.  That’s not a slam on your idea just a slam on favors in general.  They’re a waste of money and no one wants or likes them even if they say they do.  People are just being nice. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@UlfbehrtWedding:  I think they’re cute!  If I got those, I’d definitely stick them in one of our board games and get rid of the regular dice.  I”m kind of a sap though…

I spent a handful of hours designing custom koozies while I was “working” this winter.  I know most people here don’t like koozies, but we do and our friends do, so whatever.  They’re adorable and I’m glad I did them.  I think the cost was ~$80 for 100 – not bad.  

My dad found the box of koozies that’s being stored at their house and has already been using one of them, lol.

Post # 15
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1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We ordered personalized koozies and gourmet popcorn in individual bags. We didnt spend any time besides the ordering but then again we paid a little more. I guess it just depends on if your time is worth the money saved.

Post # 16
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1410 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We got married in Vegas so we couldn’t do our favor bags until we arrived. Since we were traveling internationally for our wedding and LOVE to travel, we made custom luggage tags and tied them to the bags.

We also put water bottles (w/our names/date) and everyone loved those…some didn’t want to drink out of them for fear of not having them….MIL was upset b/c she had to drink hers before going through airport security.

We put M&Ms in the bags (since we love them), some reusable shopping bags (in Europe everyone uses them) and other little things. 

My DAD and my DH actually put the bags together for our guests…it was so cute walking in and seeing them drinking beer together and putting the favors together. We had RAVE reviews for ours.

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