Advice on Favors

posted 2 years ago in Favors
Post # 16
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

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
1207 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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
711 posts
Busy bee

Something edible/drinkable for sure! 

Post # 19
2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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 # 21
13888 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
12815 posts
Honey Beekeeper

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
7398 posts
Busy Beekeeper

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. 

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