Money as favors? What do you think?

posted 3 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Filipino touches?
    I think the favors would be great! : (15 votes)
    20 %
    I wouldn't like these favors at all. : (29 votes)
    38 %
    I'm not sure how I feel about money as favors... : (11 votes)
    14 %
    I would love to learn a few words in Tagalog at a wedding! : (16 votes)
    21 %
    I would think it's weird to see words in Tagalog at the wedding! : (2 votes)
    3 %
    I'm not sure how I would feel about seeing Tagalog and English. : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Cute idea, but what am I going to do with these when I get home? Also you never know, if someone finds out money is the favor, someone could misunderstand and try to take other people’s favors.

    Post # 4
    Member
    300 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Ok,I LOVE different money, and have been collecting different currencies for a few years now,so for me,this would be awesome . I wil also be having table names in one of the languages that I speak, with a translation of it at the seating chart.There won’t be any papers.My tables in English will be Hope,love,faith,joy etc and it will be in another language.Could you do something like that ?

    Post # 6
    Member
    1167 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @smg5281:  Can you make the poll available to vote on more than one answer? I would say Im not sure about money as favours, I know plenty of people who collect coins but that would be about 10% if that of people. And they will sit in a drawer forever after the wedding. I would also say I like the idea of having some native dialect! Say, the table number, then under the number the Tagalog word for that number? And perhaps a little word or two under each persons name on their placecard, like welcome, thankyou for sharing our day, etc.etc. with an English translation too 🙂 Just small things though, I wouldn’t like the idea of a sheet full of wedding related words. It makes me think of primary school :S

    Post # 7
    Member
    1822 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    This may sound strange, but I don’t consider souvenir coins to be “money” at least in terms of its value to me. They’re just souvenirs I stick in a jar, memory box, something like that! From the title I thought you were going to leave US $5 on each place setting, which is quite weird! Learning little words would be fun too! Maybe you could find a way to print the translations on the pouches – “oooh, I got ‘marriage'” “That’s neat, I got ‘I love you'” Hehe.

    Post # 8
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    6505 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think the coins would be cute but I would have absolutely no use for them. I would probably stick them in a drawer for a few years and then throw them out. I do think the native dialect and translations is a neat idea though!

    Post # 9
    Member
    6026 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    The Tagalog words would be great. The money is awkward and weird. Perhaps a traditional filipino sweet (candy, cookie) instead.

    Post # 10
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    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i would much rather get something more useful or edible.

    i think your idea is cute but it’s a huge waste of money (literally).

    Post # 12
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    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @smg5281:  yes, only $1 per guest but times that by number of guests.  i would rather see that $1 per guest go towards something more useful.  i like pp idea of a small local treat or candy.  great idea.

     

    Post # 13
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    300 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @smg5281:  I think the Tagalog words are a neat idea! I’m  with some of the PPs.  I don’t think it is worth your money (even if it’s $1 per person) for something you already know people are going to stick in a drawer somewhere.  I am all for USEFUL wedding favours (we are doing little jars of homemade jam for ours:) ).  Since you already have the sweets table and they get to take that home, what about doing a donation to a charity (maybe one that is relevant to your culture?) in lieu of something else that they take home??

    Post # 14
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    6026 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Honestly you are not required to have favors. I’ve been to plenty of weddings where there were no favors, and never once did I think “oh I feel so ripped off, there’s no little baggie of jordan almonds for me, no dorky little photo frame, nothing!”

    I travel internationally a lot and always end up with a handful of leftover coins or bills, and some of them I just keep till the next trip, but most of them get donated at the end of the year when many local banks do foreign currency collections for charity. Nothing else really that can be done with 85 Australian cents or 200 yen, and if I’m not going back to Japan for a while, no reason to hang on to it.  These are places I’ve been, and the currency is a pretty lame souvenir even thoguh I made memories in those places.  Will have even less sentimental  value for guests who’ve never been to that country and have no plans on going.

     

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