Im not doing favors!!

posted 3 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Seattle, WA

I’d be surprised if you catch any flack for this. I feel like not having favors has become more common than having favors, at least where I live. They are an extra expense that just seem pointless to me!

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

There’s probably a few people who feel they absolutely must have their jordan almonds in tulle, but I don’t think it’s a big deal to skip favours. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I definitely think not having favors is a more popular choice right now. About time everyone saw the light! I didn’t think twice about having them.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@beautifullyboheamian:  Do Australians even do favours? I’m Australian and I’ve never been to a wedding which had favours.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

From the very beginning I have said no to favors… Free dinner, alcohol, and dancing is enough thanks to the guests for attending!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

We’re not having favours. I’m upgrading the drinks package for everyone instead. I really don’t think people make a big deal of favours anymore. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@beautifullyboheamian:  When I first started reading about wedding stuff on the bee everyone flipped out at suggestion that people wouldn’t be providing favors. I really stressed out over it until I thought back to all the weddings I’ve been to in real life, not once have I ever gotten a favor nor had I been upset that I didn’t get any. I won’t be doing favors and in all honesty I doubt anyone will miss them.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

I am not having favors…personally I do not want to waste money on something that will either be put into the trash by the end of the night or never get used. I did think about having a candy buffet but changed my mind on that as well since that will cost roughly $500! I think you will be fine without them. I don’t think many people notice the lack thereof. Unless you are on TLC’s Four Weddings…lol! Then you better have some favors to increase your chance of winning the honeymoon 😉

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper

@paula1248:  Just the almonds in tulle is what I am used to.

But I guess this is the result of the internet. Same as with bridal showers, BM’s paying for attire creeping into Australian weddings.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We aren’t doing favors, either.

 

I know sometimes people say photobooths acts a favor because of the take home pictures. We are having a photobooth and we were going to do that along side with a candy buffet. But, we ended up ditching the candy buffet.

 

At first when we started planning the wedding, I was big on favors. However, as time went on, I realized that it is kind of an unnecessary expense (for us). A general favor may be a few bucks, $3/pp x 240 guests can add up quite qucikly!

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@beautifullyboheamian:  We aren’t doing favors per say. I’ve been to so many weddings where I get a favor and I don’t know what to do with it and they end up in the garbage. I’ve received miniture picture frames, sticky note pads, cork/wine stoppers etc and I get how people may feel these are “useful” gifts, they really aren’t. 

Although I feel we are ALREADY doing more than enough for our guests, my fiance and I have decided that instead of a favor that people don’t need/want/will use, we are going to pick a charity of our choice and donate the money that we would spend on a favor for our guests. Also when people want to clink the glasses to kiss, that won’t work. They will need to donate to the charity of our choice and it will be all added to the favor amount. I figure if I am going to be giving away money, might as well give it toward research for a cure or someone who could use it more than us.  

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I completely agree with you!  I said the same thing about favors for our wedding…by the end of the night, the majority of people forget the favors anyways(or its something that they will end up getting rid of anyways) …so i felt like i would rather save that money…or put it towards something else. Instead of doing favors we are actually doing a dessert bar (my FI doesn’t like cake) so it will double over as dessert and people can take some home if they want 🙂

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We had 140 guests at our wedding, and put out 150 favors. (Little bags of locally made sea-salt caramels.) At the end of the reception, we took about 120 little bags of sea salt caramels home with us. Almost nobody took them!

Before our wedding, I was always really pro-favors (at least edible ones) but now? I don’t think anyone will miss them. Lol. 

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