To favour or not to favour…that is the question.

posted 3 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Favours?
    Yes please! I love to receive them and I think they are important and add something to wedding! : (3 votes)
    8 %
    Ok, but only if they are edible/useful - they aren't that important and add little to the wedding. : (24 votes)
    65 %
    No, they are useless and add nothing to the wedding at all! : (10 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Honestly, I think they add very little to the wedding.  They often get left behind and almost always aren’t something that gets remembered.  Edible favors are the way to go, but with a whole evening of food, they really aren’t necessary.  I think they can be cute (especially when the edible favor is significant to the couple) but I certainly wouldn’t miss them.  My venue threw in some chocolate truffles as favors for free for booking so early, otherwise it probably would have been something I would have cut.  

    Post # 3
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    127 posts
    Blushing bee

    mgbser:  +1<br /><br />I personally I’m not a favor lover. I don’t really need a mug with the couple’s names on it or wedding monograms in my house. I’m usually for food ones, but I totally agree that the reception is usually pretty food-y. They can be cute, but I don’t really see the appeal.<br />If it’s a financial issue, I don’t think anyone would be butthurt about not having them.

    Post # 4
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    1049 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I think certain favours can be cute… but I have never been to a wedding with favours and certainly haven’t missed them.

    Post # 5
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    1627 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Not a fan of favors. Depending how they are doled out even edible ones are left behind. I ate an edible favor on the dinner tablr because dinner took forever to be served.  I left an edible favor because after dancing I never went back to the table. Now hand me something on the way out the door or have valet give it to me and it just my make it home with me.

    Post # 6
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    6510 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I don’t care too much about favors. If they are edible I will typically eat them while still at the wedding. We had chocolates at ours and quite a few were left behind. If I had to re-do my wedding I would absolutely not do favors.

    Post # 7
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    42538 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If you are looking for a place to cut the budget, start here.

    Post # 8
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    1721 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

     

    sweetpea89:  We did a photobooth as our favor’s.  After talking it over we decided that there aren’t really any favor’s people can’t do without…and i’ve seen some cute favors friends have done, and they are really upset after putting so much work into the favors and no one took them!  So we decided to have a photobooth.  We decided everyone would have a blast with it, and take home their pictures…so weren’t left with 140 favors people forgot lol.

    Post # 9
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    1136 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    sweetpea89:  We’re actually having this cute little retro ice cream cart later in the night as our ‘thank-you’ to our guests! I wasn’t too fussed about having the traditional thank you gift on each place setting as I find so often they get left behind etc. and can end up costing a lot! this way it adds a bit of fun to our reception and I know people will make the most of it!

    I’ve been to weddings with favours and others without – doesn’t bother me either way! In my opinion its a perfectly reasonable thing to cut from the budget 🙂

    Post # 10
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    1236 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

    The only wedding favor I really got much use out of was a couple who handed out personalized M&Ms – and only because I was STARVING on the drive home from the wedding. Best chocolate I’d ever eaten, I was that hungry. Still, no complaints. All the rest were certainly cute, but I only have so much need for bottle openers, glittered sand dollars, shot glasses, chalkboard coasters, etc. I hate to say it, but most of them either get left in the hotel room or guiltily trashed after a long stint in a junk drawer.

     

    Then again, not everyone is like me. I saw another Bee say she was giving out demi bottles of wine; I LOVE that idea.

    Post # 11
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    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Brazil Room

    I didn’t really think about favors, but a lot of folks considered my candy buffet to be the favors. I basically asked everyone what their favorite candy was and tried to incorporate all of them (wasn’t worried about color coordinating candy, so that made it easier). I recommend it! It was so popular, there were lines throughout the whole reception and some people took 2 or 3 bags full.

    Post # 13
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    1049 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    sweetpea89:  Food.  The only type of acceptable favour in my book is food lol, I’ll expand that and say food that can be eaten on the way home over things like jams (no offense to the bees who used jam, just not my thing.)

    We were considering doing blankets at one point as it will be a bit chilly and outdoors, but then we were like what are we thinking??  We can trust our guests to look at the weather forecast and dress accordingly.  Same as umbrellas, etc.  We were thinking of potentially doing mini torches and since we are having a campout style wedding they could be useful… but not useful enough to warrant the effort I think.  Food is easy, cheap and I believe the most appreciated 🙂

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    sweetpea89:  That is super cute! Before I had the ice cream cart idea I was going to do a similar dessert bar thing as well for our thank you’s, I think that’s a lovely idea, your guests will love it!

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