(Closed) what if you have a few less favors than guests

posted 9 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
2765 posts
Sugar bee

What if you only gave one favor to couples and/or families…  that might save you from making more?

Post # 4
30 posts

If its going to cause extra stress, its not worth it.  I think its a good idea for the wedding party to not take them until the other guests have.  I’m sure you’ll have some guests who forget to grab the favor on the way out so there should be extras. 

Post # 5
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

not everyone will want one 🙂  so you’ll be safe, as long as you don’t put it on the table.

Post # 6
813 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I’m sure that some guests will forget to grab them. But definitely see if your wedding party will wait until the end to grab theirs. Or if your Bridesmaid or Best Man are married, see if they’ll just pick up one favor for themselves & their hubbys, instead of two. Or, ask your family to do that. 

Post # 7
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I was recently at a wedding where they had far fewer favors than guests and they had favors left over at the end of the night.  They had a little basket of favors next to a seating chart on the guestbook table, so people knew to take one.  If you don’t have enough favors, I think this is a good way to handle it.  If the favors are at each place setting, it will be more obvious if some are missing, but if they are in a take-one type of box or basket, I think it is not obvious at all.  Also, if it is in a take-one setting, most people will only take one per couple or one per guests, where I have seen guests take them off of empty place settings at their table if other guests do not show up – which turns into several favors for one person and no favors for other people.  You can totally get away with not having enough favors for every guest! 

Post # 8
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

i agree with everyone… don’t stress about it. my cousin freaked about the same thing when he got married cause it turned out that more people rsvp’d yes than they expected. they decided to lay out their favors on a table for guests to take as they left and had a ton more left at the end.

a lot of people just forgot to take one or didn’t want one. mostly only the females care about the favors anyway… so i’ve noticed.

Post # 9
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My vote is the same as others…as long as you don’t put the favors at each place setting, you should be fine. If someone doesn’t get one…they will more than likely thinkt hat someone else took 1 too many, not that you guys didn’t have enough =)

Post # 10
599 posts
Busy bee

I’d do one per couple.

Post # 11
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think you’ll be fine – not everyone will take a favour, and you might even end up with some left over!

Post # 12
1084 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think you’ll be fine, if not people will get over it.  Even though we started with a lot more favors people took more than their share (our favors were a decent size bottle of honey) and so there were people without any.  It was a shame but ah well. 

Post # 13
4567 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think you’ll be just fine! That’s not worth stressing out over, promise!

Post # 14
22 posts

I would either do one per couple or just leave a basket and then ask the bridal party to wait to take one.  

Post # 15
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Don’t worry. You can do one per couple or you can do one per person that you’ve already prepared one for and set them in a basket at the front… you will have leftovers anyway; someone will leave some behind. Since I live in an apartment and don’t have space for plants, I probably wouldn’t take one, and I’m sure I’m not the only one.

Post # 16
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Yeah, I’d say not to worry and do it in a “take one” situation… if they do all disappear, blame it on someone taking too many 🙂

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