(Closed) Matchbox favors?

posted 7 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Should I do custom matchbox favors? And why?
    Yes- because they're a practical/usable favor : (12 votes)
    24 %
    Yes- because they're cute and personal : (12 votes)
    24 %
    Yes- because they're affordable : (12 votes)
    24 %
    No- because I wouldn't use/keep them : (5 votes)
    10 %
    No- because it's boring and unorigional : (5 votes)
    10 %
    No- because it's cheap and tacky : (4 votes)
    8 %
    No- because you just shouldn't do favors at all : (0 votes)
    No- other : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Yes- other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Alot of people just don’t use matches, but they might throw them in a drawer to keep them around.  Have you thought about making matchbook mints?  Those might get used more. 

    Post # 5
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    14503 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Butterbee:  I made some for a friends wedding last year, they were super easy.  I made them with regular cardstock and a bag of individual lifesavers.  I bought a multi design cardstock pack in the same color scheme for $8 and the mints were $8, I did have to buy a stapler because we didn’t have one.  I am still thinking about making them again for our wedding if I have time.  I think I still have the template if you would like it.

     

    Post # 6
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    5985 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @Butterbee: I am on the fence about these. they are affordable which is great and they are cute. I would probably put them in a drawer when I got home and I would use them. I use matches to light candles but I am not sure if any of your guests would use them. if i went to a wedding where these were the favors I would probably say “oh how cute” (open them) and then “oh…they are matches”…I would not really be excited or not excited. 

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    I don’t really use matches for anything. But I like that they’re boxes and not matchbooks! If anyone were to do matches, I would choose the boxes! I got matchbooks from a wedding last year and I think I “lost” them within a day.

    Post # 9
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    14503 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Butterbee:  I really haven’t seen alot that were univeral.  The best favors that I have seen are edible.  We are doing cake balls that I am making myself.  They were a request from more than several of my guests.  I may be throwing in some pie pop as they have been super popular with our friends the last few parties we have been to.

    Post # 10
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    99 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Well, after having that debate with myself. I ended up getting boxed Matches. They turned out great! I’m not sure my audience will chuck ’em out because half of them smoke and the others like candles, lol. Guess it depends on the type of guests..

    I tried thinking about bottle openers and things of that nature, but seeing past celebrations with favors like that, and getting feedback from others. No one used them..so I’d rather the money go somewhere else.

    I doubt anyone in my family/friends would go for honey, jam etc, but I am going for a candy buffet for my second favor.

     

    Hope you find what is best! 

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We keep matchboxes in our drawer in case of emergencies, and we’ve had to use them for one too many power outages. They’ll get used more than you think. 🙂

    Post # 12
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    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Call me old fashion but I use matches… love the smell =) plus we lose lighters like crazy… we keep matches everywhere just in case… awesome favor idea.

    Post # 13
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    72 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I got personalized match books and am pairing them with cute heart shaped candles. I chose them because both men and women use candles and with the personalization, it’s a nice keepsake. Plus, I went to a wedding with food as favors, and I just didn’t like it. I didn’t want to chance giving my guests a treat they wouldn’t even eat.

    Post # 15
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    921 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I like the idea. It’s something people will use.

    Post # 16
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    matches are cool…we will be using matches “I’ve Met My Match” theme.

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