What favors are you handing out

posted 3 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@otto2008:  Our wedding favor were coffee mugs with All You Need is Love written on them

Post # 4
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Helper bee

We’re going “non-traditional” and making a donation to the local Humane Society in lieu of gifts.  Both of us felt that many weddings you get some knicknacks and you either throw them out or they get lost in the junk drawer at home (which seems like a waste). 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We are also doing a donation to a charity, but then our friend is also generously making us mini cookies to be placed in small boxes for our guests as well. Mmmm cookies…

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I am making little bottles of vanilla extract. I love to bake so its something personal and useful. Its in little amber bottles like these, and I’ll put a cute tag a ribbon on it

 

One thing Ive learned is people don’t like useless things, you can’t go wrong with cany/something edible 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Latitude 41

@lollygagon:  So cute and original!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We did cake pops.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

As it’s Easter, mini chocolate eggs. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We’re doing a dessert buffet instead of favours lol. Of my two cousins, one gave out homemade fudge that was so delicious and just wrapped in tissue paper, and I’ve always remembered it as I thought it was a great personal touch. My other cousin donated money to charity by buying keyrings from Marie Curie and giving one to each guest, which was really nice as they are a useful keepsake, unlikely to be thrown away, and obviously a chunk of money went to charity which made it all the better

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We are doing stemless wine glasses for our 150 guest. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

we did a photobooth and it was a hit! everyone had great time with it and whenever i go to someone’s house i see their pictures on their fridge 🙂

other favors i’ve received: a wine stop (i don’t drink wine, so this one was useless), a jar of honey (loved this!), shot glasses (these are always handy), cookie cutter with a recipe, cookies, candles, m&m’s, seed paper (i thought this was very cool).

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

We did Chinese take-out boxes filled with candy, and a custom fortune cookie that thanked our guests for coming!

They worked out to like $1.25 each.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We are doing mesh bags filled with a set of playing cards (Las Vegas wedding – they are silver and say “Love” on the backs), a monogrammed lollipop that matches our colors, 2 butter mints, wedding bubbles and a small pack of tissues (that also matches our wedding colors).

Oriental trading saved my butt on that one. The 50 mesh bags were $5 on ebay shipped from China; Lollipops were ~$1 each, buttermints were $3 for a bag of like 100, playing cards were $5/dozen (yay, sale!), wedding bubbles 48 count for…I think $8ish? And I got free shipping and a 15% off coupon at the time. We are also doing chocolate poker chips, but those will be spread on the tables.

It works out to about $3/favor, which I don’t mind because we only have 35-40 guests and it is a DW so wanted to give them a little bit extra.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I personally like edible favors.  Chances are, most brides and grooms aren’t going to be spending enough money on favors to provide a quality product that I’m going to use.  Things like shot glasses, candle holders, picture frames, coasters, etc., are probably going to get very little use, if they even make it back home with me.  I baked a sweet n salty buffet for my guests using my own recipes, that way it was something personal my guests could enjoy.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@BrandNewBride:  Where did you get the mini Chinese take-out boxes from? That sounds like a cute idea.

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