Not sure what to do. ..

posted 2 years ago in Favors
Post # 2
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We skipped favors and no one even noticed. I’ve been to a ton of weddings over the years and don’t remember a single favor I received from any of them or even if there were any. I’m of the belief if your favor isn’t edible, skip it. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

We saved a bit of money and coupled our favor with a rental.  Instead of renting drinking glasses, we bought pint glasses (for a summer picnic themed wedding) and ordered custom vinyl stickers to put on them.  Total cost came out to about $0.90 per glass. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We did French macarons as favors/escorts and ppl loved them. (Including us the next day). I say do edible or skip favors. 

Post # 5
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Newbee

Well, we were going to do Krispy Kremes, but I missed the boat on calling them early enough to order the amount I need…part of me just wants to go buy a bunch and package them myself becasue I LOVE them. Our other idea was cotton candy since we’re having a small, but fun outdoor wedding, but still haven’t commited to that idea either. Honestly, I’m only ten days out and am too tired and broke to care about favors…lol!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Unless you have a huge budget and can therefore afforsd to buy something people really want, I would do edible favors or skip them entirely.

No one I know wants one glass of an odd  shape stamped with your wedding details or not.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We did a candy bar 🙂 

Most favours are a waste of money – people will never use them or end up forgetting. I vote for something edible. 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

samantha.lallier:  we gave out coffee mugs as favors. On the mug were two double hearts with “All You Need is Love” written underneath. 

Another idea for favors are half bottles of wine, I did that recently for my husband’s surprise party. They were a big hit. 

Post # 9
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Newbee

I’m going to order york patties with a personalized sticker covering their logo

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Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Most favors make me roll my eyes. I however am doing two. One is a personalized pen that will be at each place setting along with a mad lib to fill out while waiting for dinner. Hey if no one takes them, I am a teacher and always need pens. Second are personalized matchbooks. I know these are so outdated but my dad mentioned having them at his wedding to my deceased mother and raved about them, so I am sorta doing that for him to get a kick out of. Those will just be in a glass jar by the bar for anyone who wants one.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

samantha.lallier:  I’m having a Doctor Who theme wedding so I’m going to do teacups, & then inside there will be jammie dodgers, jelly babies, & a package of tea. I plan to get the tea cups from thrift stores so it won’t be crazy expensive & if I can’t find enough, the dollar store has some plain white mugs that I’ll write people’s names on to have.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Norton Country Club

We are having Christmas ornaments for everyone to take home at our Winter wedding.  We chose little houses by Martha Stewart because we got them on 75% off clearance after Christmas last year, they are in our wedding colors, and they are lightweight (we moved 600 miles around the same time).  They also stand on their own so they will be extra decorations on the tables!

Maybe some clues about your date, colors, theme, locality would help with specific ideas? 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

We’re skipping favors and doing a chocolate candy buffet wih take home bags for guests. I don’t remember a single favor I’ve received at a wedding that I really wanted to take home.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Bartram's Garden

We are doing candy & caramel apples as a take-away food item (along with the bags provided at the candy bar), and I’m also purchasing bookmarks (i’m a librarian) that come with a removable planter of wildflowers (my venue is a botanical garden).  Although, I must say, after reading this thread, I suppose they aren’t very important!  Food items to take-away are always a hit, though 🙂

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

We’re having our reception at a brewery (Founder’s, you may know it), so we will be having a Founder’s pint glass for each guest and we are putting little bags of custom trail mix in each one! The mix will be hand mixed my FH and I. it will have green M&M’s (wedding color), pistachios, sesame sticks, raisins and sunflower seeds. It is a tad pricey – about $450 for a guestlist of 100 but we cut corners on lots of other things in order to keep our budget. FH REALLY REALLY had his heart set on pint glasses as he collects them.

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