strict budget need favor ideas

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Busy bee

Skip favors! No one will miss them, and you won’t miss the stress!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@jmarvellous:  +1 Favors are not a requirement or an expectation.  Easy money saver!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@jmarvellous:  +1

I also would just skip ’em.  No one will miss them.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@hyechica:  If you choose to skip them, no one will notice….I certainly wouldn’t mind if I attended a wedding without them.

A cheap classic is Jordan Almonds, those have historical roots in wedding land and people from the older generations will dig it.

Sea shells can be bought in bulk and could be a nice little keepsake if presented the right way.

I’ve always been a really big fan of a heartfelt thank you from the bride and groom over some chintsy knick knack that I won’t use…making time to visit with your guests and say thank you, is the best favor of all.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@jmarvellous:  +1

I put a lot of time into making chocolate favors and only half the people took them. I figured people would like edible favors but I should have listened to the bees  and not wasted my time.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

hmmm Cute lemonade packets? or … skip them!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@hyechica:  you don’t HAVE to do favors.

If you really want to, I would do something edible. Cake pops or choc lollipops? But, any wedding show will tell you this, you don’t want to be in the kitchen stressing yourself out days before the wedding!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@hyechica:  You should just skip favors if you’re ok with that. You can just make a heartfelt little speech at the end to thank everyone for coming, and that would be enough of a thank you.

If you really want favors, though, I think those heart lollipops sound yummy! I don’t think you can go wrong with just wrapping the tops loosely in cellophane and a thin ribbon bow with a printed out paper tag with your names and the date. 

If that’s over your budget, I found these personalized York Peppermint Patties, dunno if you would like them: http://www.myweddingfavors.com/Personalized-YORK-Peppermint-Patties.html

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You can do cool beach candles for little money, get a shell like an urchin or other type that has a area that you can pour wax in and put in a wick.  Super simple to do and not a ton of money, especially if you can go and pick up the shells at the beach.  If it is beach themed and you don’t like the candle idea, do chocolates but in the shape of a starfish and other shells.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

How about just a simple candy buffet? Candies in your wedding colors and maybe add some “beach” themed candy like swedish fish and starbursts or tropical flavors. Your guests can use mini-ziplock bags to put the candy in. You can add a sticker to the bag if you want to personalize it.

Since your wedding is still a year away you have time to buy a little bit at a time. Look for sales around Halloween and Valentine’s Day.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We are just doing chocolate in a little organza bag. The bags were really cheap off ebay.We were going to go with the traditional sugared almonds but FI is worried about nut allergies. Im adding a little pewter charm to each bag, another bargain from hong kong curtesy of ebay, to tie them in with our ‘theme’

I’m sure though I will be all DIY-ed out by the time I finish the invitations

 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I bought some of those customizable mini hershey bar labels with shiny foil that say “Thank you” and a cute design. I bought just the labels and plan to buy the chocolate on my own time, as shipping chocolate is ridiculous. I think you could do the same with a printer and a paper cutter for pretty cheap. Throw on some sticker crystal things for bling if you have time or inclination and you’re set! 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

i would just skip them.

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