(Closed) So really, favors….are they a big deal?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t notice.  It seems a lot of people end up throwing the favors away.  I would suggest something edible or a donation to charity in honor of your guests.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would maintain that it is totally up to you. Because of our Halloween wedding, our favors are the treat bags for the trick or treat buffet. But technically we won’t have anything on the table for people.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

nah, they’re not a big deal. If you have a good idea, go for it. If it’s something generic, skip it.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2001

Yeah. Favors are totally up to you. You can have em or choose not to. I don’t think anyone will get mad at you on your wedding day bc you didn’t give them a favor. I’m actually thinking of not having favors and putting that money into something else – wedding related of course.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t think they are important and that is why we are forgoing them and I don’t think anyone will notice.

Here are some other posts on the subject:

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Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am not doing favors.  While I find them tempting, I cannot honestly say that I can remember a single favor I have ever gotten from a wedding.  I remember cakes, dresses, and atmosphere, but not the favors, so we are skipping them.  Except for my dad, LOL.  He keeps insisting on a candy bar, so I bought mini candy jars and am setting them up all filled with his favorite candy at his seat.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I guess its not a big deal, but I am doing them because I think it is nice to say ‘thank you’ for sharing in our special day to everyone who took the time to be there.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We were planning on doing a donation in leiu of favors to the local shelter where we adopted our dog 7 years ago.  We plan on displaying a large photo of him and a message explaining the donation.  Then, our pooch was just diagnosed with cancer 2 days ago so the meaning is even more heartfelt than before.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Something edible is nice.  I wouldn’t get all crazy about it though.  My sister had chocolate motorcyces (that’s them!) from a local chocolate shop for 1.50 each.

We had something complex that needed to be put together….jut do something simple!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

There are a lot of favors that I’ve gotten where I feel like nothing would have been a better choice.  Lots of weird little plastic do dads that all they do is get thrown in the recycling.

But, there have been a few I like – ours was local honey and they were all gone at the end of the night, in fact some people got left out because some greedy fingers thought since they left them on the table (they were dancing) that they didn’t want them.  So I think it made people happy but if we couldn’t have done something I thought people would actually want then I wouldn’t have done anything.

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