Post # 16
I’d skip the koozies and coasters. I personally would never take those especially if they had your name or wedding date on it. I would take them if they were unique in some other way.
We are having Ferrero Rocher chocolates and liquor chocolates for the adults. I’ll be happy to take the leftovers home, but I doubt there will be any left. They are super cheap at Sams and Costco.
Post # 17
Edible favors all the way! I was happy with all the edible ones I received (jar of honey with a “meant to bee” tag, cake pops, and “mint to be” mints). Things like coasters/koozys I’d never take. I already have my own set of coasters at home and I have no use for koozies (don’t drink soda or beer).
Post # 18
Something edible/drinkable for sure!
Post # 19
We had edible favors, and even then had tons left over. People were too busy eating and celebrating to worry about taking some favors home. Darling Husband and I ended up passing out leftover favors at work, and we ate far too many leftovers at home. I would skip on the favors if it’s going to inflate your budget. I’d definitely skip on coozies or any other knick-knack item, especially if it’s personalized. People don’t want to keep that.
Post # 20
Thanks for all the input! I actually got the kind of coasters that say “don’t take my drink, I’m dancing.” Hoping it will be a small help in stoping the waiters from taking full drinks while people are up and about, which I see all the time and it runs up the bar tab! They are so cheap that I think it is worth it. More of an extra decor item than something to take home I guess.
Edible/drinkable definitely seems to be the way to go!
Post # 21
Skip them. I’d honestly leave the koozie and coaster behind. Food is preferable if you choose to do them, but no one will miss a lack of favors.
Post # 22
Favors are absolutely not necessary, or even advised by etiquette. Supposedly they are more appropriate to children’s parties as a consolation prize. I wouldn’t go that far, but it’s a no-brainer to save yourself some money by not having them at all.
Really, I can’t remember the last wedding I attended, including $$$$ black tie affairs where real favors were given. Occasionally there’s something edible. Remember, the reception itself is a thank you to your guests.
Post # 23
You can’t find smaller portions of jams?? They might even specially make them for you if you are buying 200.
We also did jams, a few flavours. They were a big hit, unfortunately H wanted to take some home but they were all gone LOL. I wouldn’t have paid $6 though. $3pp was our budget too, I think they came out to like $2.50 or $2.75 each.