Post # 1
My FI and I are deciding to give favors or not.
We are stuck on either doing mini wine bottles or a charitable donation or are they even nevessary anymore?
I have been to some weddings where we have gotten nothing and others where the favor is kinda junky and I throw it out.
Post # 3
Favors are nice, but not necessary esepically if you’re trying to cut some things. Personally, I wouldn’t want (or give myself) a favor that has the couples names or wedding date on it…there’s truthfully no use for it after the fact and normally I just leave it or toss it a week later.
EDIT: I love both of your ideas as I love wine and we gave charitable donations (to organizations that directly impacted our families — i.e pancreatic cancer research in honor of DH’s grandmother who passed away from the disease; alzheimer’s association in honor my grandma suffering from alzheimer’s and dementia, etc.)
Post # 4
I like favors that have use – but if it’s a favor just to have a favor, I usually leave them.
If it helps – at my wedding, almost all of the favors were taken. There were a few left on tables, and people went around grabbing them at the end of the night! I didn’t realize they’d be so popular!
Post # 5
I went back and forth and back and forth so many times about a candy table my head was about to explode. Last minute my husband and I got into a bickering match about the candy and I finally decided to forget about it. One of the best decisions I made. It would have been a lot of unncessary work. No one even noticed that there weren’t favors.
Post # 6
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@whitewater8: Most weddings I’ve been to the favors have been a bunch of candies in a pretty package, otherwise it’s some trinket that I’m not going to keep <–either way I consider them a waste of cash.
For our wedding, DH and I went without, I don’t think anyone noticed.
Both a charitable donation and mini wine sound really nice IMO, but if you’re looking for a place to cut the budget do it here! Also, consider with the wine not everyone will like it (which I guess also goes for the charitable organization) DH and I probably would have donated to a Democrat organization that would have really upset most of our family members, LOL.
Post # 7
If it’s not an edible favor, I probably don’t want it. I don’t care for donations to a charity unless it’s a charity I support. However, I don’t think I would miss a favor if there wasn’t one.
Post # 8
I am all about the charitable donation favors. I think its a really nice way to honor a family member that has or had an illness.
Post # 9
I don’t think favors are required anymore, but they can be a nice touch if the bride/groom want them. I like your wine bottle or donation ideas and I’d be happy as a guest if those were the favors. I am doing pint glasses for my favors because our reception will have a lot of craft beer (and maybe some homebrew too), and guests will be able to use them throughout the evening. The pint glasses are meaningful to us but if they didn’t work out, I don’t think I’d do a favor at all.