(Closed) Any bees not doing wedding favors?

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We didn’t do favors.  I thought it was a waste of money too.

Post # 4
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m not doing favors because I know that my family and friends will just throw it away.  I’ve just going my sisters bring their high end cameras and make sure to take pictures w/ everyone so I can send w/ my Thank You cards. 

Post # 5
231 posts
Helper bee

I would not do favors. I would either do something edible ( i went to one wedding that did taffy apples and everyone loved it) or I was thinking of picking a few charities (so everyone can find one they would like) and give each guest some sort of tokens for them to put in jars. That way I would donate the money I would be using for favors to charity and sorta give them a choice to where it goes. 

Post # 6
3254 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I honestly don’t think they are necessary if you don’t want to do them. We decided to do tea bag favors that we are making ourselves; it will literally cost about $20 for the tea and bags and we just thought they were cute. 

Post # 7
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I likely won’t do traditional favors. I’m hoping to use photobooth pics as favors.

Post # 8
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We weren’t planning on doing any.  And I’ve been to three weddings in the past year (which is more than ever, so really majorly skewing my average), and there weren’t favors that I took away at any.  And it was fine, because they were all lovely weddings. 

It seems like it’s a sweet idea, especially if you really want to give back.  Though my impression is that most people don’t notice, or wouldn’t necessarily expect them, and therefore wouldn’t be upset if there weren’t any.

Post # 9
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

Typically, the weddings I’ve been to in the past had something edible or nothing at all.  We chose to make a donation to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Organization.  We had signs made and placed at each of the tables. 


Post # 10
4419 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We’re not planning on doing them for our reception… If we did, though, they would be something like flower seed packets.

For my first wedding, my mom made a huge 5 tier wedding cake, and there was going to be so much left over that we got small cake boxes so people could take pieces of cake home. I always thought that was a nice idea… 

Post # 11
2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We’re not doing them because most of the time I feel like they’re generally just trinkets that people don’t need or food when they’re already stuffed.  We might do a donation and put a little sign out, but everyone’s traveling and I’d hate to give them one more thing to have to bring home with them.

Post # 12
204 posts
Helper bee

I went to a wedding last summer that didn’t have any favors.  No edible take aways or donation signs either.  And you know what?  I don’t think anyone noticed or cared.  If they’re not in the budget (or you just don’t care), I’d just cross favors off the to-do list and forget about them.

Post # 13
299 posts
Helper bee

We’re skipping them.  We can spend more on food and alcohol instead of random stuff that no one wants, and we think our guests will appreciate that more.

Post # 14
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

we are not doing them either. I think it’s a waste of money. I’ve been to several weddings that didn’t do them and no one seemed to care.

Post # 15
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We’re not doing them either. People just throw them away.

Post # 16
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think edible is the way to go. Edible favors have always been a crowd pleasers at the weddings I’ve been to that have had them. We are doing an iced sugar cookie with an art nouveau flower piped on in our wedding colors (we’re doing a subtle art nouveau theme).

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