(Closed) Looking for some opinions on my party favors! Thanks!

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think they’re pretty cute, but not very practical. I consulted various family members on how they felt about favors, and everyone was like “as long as its not a candle or a picture frame with their date on it! I never used it!” But if you don’t care, then cool! I don’t think the picture is vain at all, its pretty cute – but what do you mean about an engraving on the picture? Just writing? Or actually engraving into the paper somehow? I don’t think your names and date are necessary: people don’t remember your wedding date, only you do. And of course they know your names already. If anything, I think you could just buy one of those corner punchers and make a cute little design on every corner. Or cut the pics into cute shapes, like hearts and circles.

I’m not sure what you mean by the elastic band either, I don’t see anything like that in the pictures- maybe some ribbon?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

They’re cute but be prepared for many people to leave them behind. While favors are never required and no one will miss them if they are skipped, most people leave behind anything that is not edible. If you wanted to have pictures to send home with guests, why not make magnets with those same pictures and whatever text you want with a sign on the guestbook table that says “please take one”.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

In all honesty, I don’t know what any of your guests would ever do with these pictures.  If I’m going to put up pictures of my friends or relatives in my home, it is going to be pictures of DH or I WITH them ….. not just a picture of them alone.

That said, I do think the stands are cute and would work great as placecard holders.  But I think you should continue brainstorming on the favor.  (Edible is always a good route, IMO)!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Tons of people have pictures everywhere in their house of friends/family where they are not also the photography subjects. It’s not weird at all to have pictures of other people where you are not also in the picture. If pictures that people owned were limited only to that, there would not be many in anyone’s possession.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I hate to say this… but honestly, if I were at a wedding, and I saw a pictures of the bride and/or groom at every seating, I would think it was vain. I’m sorry 🙁 I just thought I should be honest, but maybe that’s just me! I know plenty of people do it, and that’s fine, but that’s my opinion. Sorry 🙁

 @Selene221: I agree that people have pictures of other people up at their homes, heaven knows I do, but I just think that the day is already so much about 2 people, the favor could be more about the guests and less about the couple in order to show appreciation for their presence.

I’m sorry to be the voice of dissent…

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think every table setting covered with a picture of you is a little too much…people do like pictures, but I think it’s better when they’re mailed with the invitations or thank you notes. Perhaps you can you use your holders for more traditional seating cards?

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

@Applestar13:Oh thank you for understanding! That’s so sweet though that your mom is for passing out photos, that must mean she’s really really proud of you!! I have seen photo holders used as place card stands double as favors in magazines before, I think you are on to a great idea! And I really like the little “Thank you” on them!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2005

Have you thought about a candy buffet as a favor or doing a buffet with jars of your families’ favorite cookies with tags on them stating, grandma _____ oatmeal cookies, etc.?  Whatever you do it’s all in the presentation.  We have done lots of mini pies with one for each couple.  We always include two forks and a knife and, honestly, people have told us they have eaten these on their way home.  It’s all how they are boxed.  See photo.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I personally think the picture isn’t the best idea sorry.. it is a too egotistical. 

A ribbon might be ok for the tie.

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