(Closed) Is a favor necessary?

posted 8 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

Even if they weren’t able to tour the gardens, a favor still isn’t necessary, IMO.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with danadelphia, favors are nice but certainly not required.  The fact that you are providing entertainment for your guests is just another way of extending hospitality, in the same way that a favor does.  Do what is right for you and your budget!

Post # 5
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Busy bee

A month after the wedding, your guests probably won’t remember/care about the favor they would have gotten anyways. Don’t do it if you don’t want to, especially if you can’t afford it.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

I don’t think they’re necessary either.. both for financial reasons and the one you stated.. wastefulness.  You’ll be ok either way in my opinion.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

this was a concern I had myself, but mostly for budget reasons. My FI and I are footing the bill mostly for our wedding and I dont want to spend so much money on food and entertainment and turn around and give them something to go home with, you know what I mean?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Honestly I’ve never been to a wedding where I’ve received a favor and never thought anything of it! I’ve even been to a couple over-the-top fancy weddings, too. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Favors are absolutely not necessary. Personally the only favors I like are edible ones, so we’re giving out handmade chocolates. I agree that few people keep them, and no one will really notice if you don’t do them.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think you might end up getting a split gallery if your thread gets a lot of traffic.

I think that people are moving farther away from favors.. they are not required, but you will still run into more traditional people who expect a favor…

Can’t make everyone happy!  You could attach a note to the maps that say, as a gift from the bride and the groom, tour the gardens for free all evening… or something like that, to call it out specifically as their favor!

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