(Closed) A picture for a favor?

posted 9 years ago in Favors
  • poll: What do you think of this favor idea?
    Go for it! : (4 votes)
    15 %
    Skip it and save your money... : (19 votes)
    73 %
    Other (see post below) : (3 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
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    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Honestly, those are going to end up in the trash.  MAYBE your really close family and friends will have them on the fridge for a month or so but after that, it’s just clutter.  Very few people save momento’s from other people’s weddings, (except parents and grandparents).

    Post # 4
    Member
    2030 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    This was a favor we received at a friend’s wedding two years ago. They put theirs in a magnetic sleeve. It’s still on our fridge. Fun!

    Post # 5
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    4480 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    Skip the favor. If you are trying to cut costs this way, you can cut even more by not doing a favor at all! I doubt many people would keep them.

    Post # 6
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    3979 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    This sounds so harsh (I’m sorry, I’m sorry)… and I HATE to say it, but guests really aren’t as sentimental about our day as we are. Most people would either feel obligated to keep your photo and display it somewhere, or they would just toss it. 

    I vote to save the pictures for the people that would really, really appreciate it like your parents and in-laws!  If you’re set on giving a picture to your guests you could use picture thank you cards instead. If a picture was given to me as a "favor" I wouldn’t know what to do with it…

    Post # 7
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    216 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    One of my cousins did that as a wedding favor.  She gave out laminated glamour shots of her and her Fiance (done in Taiwan) and 90% of them got left on the tables!  It was such a waste.  My mom felt bad for her and grabbed a bunch of them off the tables surrounding ours so that she wouldn’t feel bad seeing them there.  They later got trashed anyhow!  :S

    Post # 8
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    24 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I second most of the comments… don’t do the picture as a favor. Unless the bride/groom was a really good friend, in the trash it would go.

    I say skip the favors altogether. It’s a waste. If you want to do SOMETHING, donate to a charity in lieu of favors, and put a little note on each person’s plate that mentions your donation.

    Post # 9
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    1044 posts
    Bumble bee

    I decided on chopsticks as wedding favors since over 95% of the people coming to the wedding will know how to use chopsticks.  I also added chocolate since everyone can enjoy and appreciate something sweet.

    Post # 10
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    3316 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I was always taught that it was in the worst of taste to give a gift with your own name on it.  And as a practical matter, there are not a whole lot of people who will want to keep a picture of you on their refrigerator or whatever for any length of time.  We are giving our guests pictures of themselves (taken at our DIY "photobooth" and incorporated into things like magnets and bookmarks) for our wedding.

    Post # 11
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    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Do a candy bar thats fun and everyone likes it!

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