Post # 1
I have been to alot of weddings and I honestly can say I have not kept a single favor I was given. I feel like half the guest leave them behind and the other half ends up throwing it away. Is this something guests actually expect or want? Seems like an unnecessary expense to me. Thoughts?
Post # 3
You are correct. It is an unnecessary expense. If you have the budget for a favor, all well and good. But of you don’t , don’t waste any time or energy on the subject.
Post # 5
Edible favours tend to go over well. Our venue won’t let us have them. I’m making origami hearts instead, super cheap, and bonus artsy fartsy points.
My Fiance kept a mix CD he was given as a wedding favour.
Definitely an unnecessary expense IMO too.
Post # 6
We’re wrapping everyone’s place card around their favor. Everyone’s getting a white finger starfish since it’s part of our Destination Wedding theme. The starfish were $1.10 each and they take the place of trying to find holders for the place cards. And I won’t end up with 100 place card holders at the end of the day.
Post # 7
We’re skipping them, and I don’t notice that they’re missing from weddings I’ve been to. I’d skip it.
Post # 8
You can easily skip them – nobody will mind.
Unless it’s edible, I’m one of those people who always leaves wedding favors behind.
Post # 9
I’m skipping them. I don’t think guests will miss them at all. I would rather spend that money on food and drink, since that’s something they will enjoy.
Post # 10
Definitely skip them and use your money on something else that will be enjoyed more 🙂 It’s unnecessary if you don’t want to do it.
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Don’t spend the money unless it’s consumable.
Post # 12
My cousin didn’t have any at his wedding. I was going to do favors, but after seeing these posts, I may rethink that.
Post # 13
I’m spending $1600 on favors. I feel that my guests not only deserve a good time at my wedding, but a nice wedding favor when they go home to say thank you for gifting me money or a nice gift to start my life. Usually in my culture guests give a lot of money for a wedding gift. Its not common at all to give gifts, so when a couple is gifting me $400, I really want to give back.
I wont be giving out a piece of chocolate that can quickly be eaten, rather something they can use at home for many years. That being said, you should be doing what you can if its within budget. Showing them you have something for them is better than them sitting there asking (which is what happened the the last wedding I went to) 10 people at my table asking where their favor was.
Post # 14
@Kikiski: Honestly it drives me crazy. It’s an added expense at a time when you don’t need an added expense. People consider it rude not to get favors, and yet, when you get one… you just throw it out pretty much… I wish we could all come together and agree that favors are no longer “proper etiquette.”
Post # 15
@Grixis857: I have never thrown a favor out. I have either eaten them, and thrown out the little box the treat came in, or used what I was given. I have been given a tea set, shot glasses, a cheese plate with knife, gorgeous photo frame….
Post # 16
I agree but a favor is kind of a thank you gift. I wasn’t trying to spend a whole lot of money on our favors. I was able to find a steal of a deal on a wine screw/ wine stopper set. It was left over from another brides wedding. I bought a box of 36 for $20 this included shipping. We are having a small wedding and we are planning on giving these as a couple gift since 90% of our guest are couples or married. Besides, I know most guys are caring about the favors.