Post # 1
I’m just wondering if there is a such thing as to many favors? We currently have 4….bottles of water with personalized labels, bags of mints with personalized tags, bubbles with personalized ribbons, and little heart tins with personalized ribbons that will hold personalized m&ms…..now with all those we will also have a candy buffet at our wedding…..did we go overboard?
Post # 3
Is this all to be given at the reception or is some of this for an out of town bag? If it is all at the wedding how will you display the favors on the tables? Depending on your table scape it might take away from that if everything is at the table waiting for your guests.
Post # 4
I’m assuming your giving the bubbles at the ceremony? But if the two candies and the bottled water is all to be given at the reception, I would maybe choose the m&m’s or the mints. Just my opinion – hope it helps!
Post # 5
I think its a bit much. Why do the tins of m&m if your doing a candy bar? If your having an outdoor wedding you can put the water in a basket for people to have during ceremony and such. I really do think its too much and a waste of money. Just stick to candy buffet and if needed the water.
Post # 6
I like that water bottles at the wedding idea because we are having an outdoor wedding. Well we might have went over board but everything has been purchased and personalized now so we"ll be giving it all out.
Post # 7
Can you not have the candy bar? It does seem like a bit much
Post # 8
Why can’t you put the m&ms in the candy bar? Also the bubbles can be in a basket at the door for the end of the night get-away. I like the bottle water in a basket at the outdoor ceremony.
My SIL had a martini glass with a little silver jewelry pouch with personalized kisses in the pouch and then pouch tied with little silver ribbon and a heart shaped charm slid on the ribbon. Then they had a little card that said thank you for attending the wedding, etc. Then there were the little fake diamonds scattered on the tables along with the dinner/drinkware and centerpieces. It was way too much! And the guests didn’t appreciate it the work that went into personalizing the kisses, bagging them and tying the charms on.
Post # 9
I definitely think it’s a bit much, but that’s okay. Now you have some words of wisdom for future brides who ask you the same thing 🙂
I think the bottled water is a great idea for the ceremony. That will be very much appreciated! The bubbles will get used up, and probably thrown away, but you’ll have pictures of your guests blowing them, so that’s really more a keepsake for you guys.
The mints seem like the actual favor to me. The M&Ms should be displayed by the candy bar, so as not to overwhelm everyone.
But a lot of brides are actually phasing out the whole favor idea (unless they’re edible) because guests tend to not use them/forget them/throw them away. But I think your heart was in the right place, by trying to make the guests feel appreciated, and who doesn’t love that?
Post # 11
If you really have your heart set on all these favors…. how about doing something similar to this picture. It’s a "choose your favor" station. I considered it at first but we are going in another direction right now.
Post # 12
oooo great suggestion @GaBGal!! i like that!
Post # 13
@GaBGal: What a fabulous photo and what a fabulous idea! I think that could be a perfect solution.
Or just spread them out over the course of the wedding as others have suggested.
I agree with Sminerva – I think it is wonderful that you are so focused on showering your guests with gifts. I have heard it said that the ceremony is for the couple and the reception is for the guests. Yours will feel quite loved! 🙂
Post # 14
I dont think it’s too much. I think you should kind of spread it out though for how your guests ‘receive’ the favors. something at the ceremony, something while guests are coming into the reception, something on the table and something…um some other time lol (4 favors!) I think it would be a little too much to have them all on your tables thats it
Post # 15
I think GaBGal has a great suggestion!
I dont’ think it is too much if you spread it out as others have suggested and maybe have a reason for everything. Like the mints for after dinner and the m&m’s as a thank you or something like that.
We are going to have water and fans for the ceremony and then rose petals for when we walk back up the aisle. Coasters and matches at the bar, but I don’t expect people to take those home. Maybe the matches. And then the tables will have a little box with Hershey’s "hugs and kisses" that will also serve as a place card. We will have bubbles for the send off, but I think we will just display those in a basket near the guest book or something so its not too crowded on the table.
Post # 16
Can you put some things in the OOT bags? Are you doing those?
We are putting water bottles in the OOT bags, along with some other snacks and a pack of playing cards. We’re also providing pashminas at the ceremony (and then bringing leftovers to the reception site) since the church is old and doesn’t have electricity. We are personalizing coasters for the cocktail hour. We are doing the flip flop thing. BUT I am not really thinking of these things as favors. In fact, we haven’t come to a decision on favors (we both want to do different things). So, if you spread them out, it’s not like you’re giving a bunch of favors, you’re just providing your guests with little tokens of gratitude.
I wouldn’t necessarily view the water or the bubbles as favors. The M&Ms and mints, yes. If one was in the OOT bag and the other was available to take as the favor at the wedding, that would be great! I don’t think a candy buffet is a favor either. (But that’s kist my opinion.)