Post # 1
Would appreciate some advice on wedding favors. We invited 220 people to the wedding, so I am trying to find favors under $3 or so, but no luck. Is it possible to buy a smaller amount and have it be 1 per couple versus 1 per person, or is that tacky? I am currently thinking of buying jams from a local winery but they are $6 each. We are also doing koozies and coasters. I want people to enjoy the favors, but I don’t want it to cost a fortune. What did others do? And did you find that people take the favors, or did you have a lot left over? Thanks so much!!
Post # 2
We just did small bags with chocolate inside. Cheap, easy, and everyone loves food. People are way more likely to take edible flavors than anything else.
They are also completely unnecessary and totally skippable if they don’t fit in your budget. I only did them because my mom was excited about them and paid for them.
Post # 3
I second edible favors.
I don’t mind coozies, but I have so many from weddings (to have and to hold and to keep your beer cold), that I now don’t even take them. Most things with the bride and grooms name or wedding date gets left behind by me.
i also like scratch off lottery tickets and they can be put in a card that says “we feel lucky to have found each other and we hope you are lucky as well.” Or something along those lines. That’s $1-2 max.
Post # 4
I would skip the coozies. I never use those, so they end up in the trash.
I would look at edible favors — a bag of chocolate, a cookie, a cupcake
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre
We did salt and pepper shakers for our wedding favours and we did one set per couple
Post # 6
Fiance and I weren’t going to do favors. But then we decided to be stingy on the appetizers and have a food favor for people to eat too. So we’re only having 1 appetizer (cheese and crackers) and our favor will be a goody bag with 2 boxes of theater candy. (Everyone will get different types. They are things like m&ms, twizzlers, etc). It works out to $2 a person, still way cheaper than adding a second appetizer option to our 30 min cockatail hour!
If favors aren’t in your budget just skip them. People really won’t notice or care.
Post # 7
Skip the favours. No one will miss them.
Post # 8
Unless I can eat it, I usually end up bringing home a favor and then throwing it away. We are having breakfast for dinner at our wedding and initially wanted to do jam, but our budget is tight as is. We are likely skipping favors all together.
IF we don’t skip them, we are getting married in a theater and will pass out boxes of movie theater candy ($1/each) with a label on it inviting people to our reception and with a map.
Post # 9
Unless favors are terribly important in your culture, skip them entirely. Most are a complete waste of money. Anyone who is going to negatively judge your wedding because you don’t give out a koozie, some cheap chocolate, or a corkscrew that will break the first time you use it, is not someone whose opinion should matter to you at all.
Post # 10
We are giving out heart shaped tea strainers. They were less than $1 each from AliExpress.
Post # 11
A couple of heartfelt ideas that suit a tight budget:
– Baby succulents in small ceramic pots customised with your initials / wedding date (chat with your local plant centre, they may be able to order bulk for you at wholesale price)
– A literal favor/favour. Hand write a personalised favour for each individual/couple/family and seal it in an addressed envelope on their table. Favours like ‘A spare bed and warm meal next time you visit CA’ or ‘Brunch at Orlando’s’ or ‘A day at the beach’ – the latter is great for nieces and nephews.
Post # 12
Stick with the edible favor – the jams, and skip the coozies and the coasters.
Post # 13
bride1993 : Honestly, I hate wedding favors. The little trinket-y stuff with someone elses wedding date or someone elses name or someone elses initals just isnt something a lot of people enjoy. I would not waste the money.
My Fiance however, likes the idea of the gesture. So we found a compromise of edible favors. We are doing Rice Crispy Treats, because they are his favorite.
Post # 14
I’m doing personalized shot glasses filled with candy (they work out to $2 a piece) and antique key bottle openers ($1.75 a piece)
Post # 15
I’m doing splits of bubbly. They cost $2.50 a piece. I got business cards that match all our wedding stationary that say “Cheers, ctbxbee & FI” printed, I hole punched the cards and tied them around the necks of the bottles with ribbon.