(Closed) Anyone else not doing favors?

posted 9 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I didn’t have favors either.  I don’t think that guests really care about them since a lot of them seem to forget to take them anyway.

Post # 4
Member
2512 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I don’t think so, not if you’re feeding them a full meal!

Let me tell you what, I WISH I hadn’t done favors lol, cuz it has costed us an extra $150.00 so far!

I know, I kind of feel like a scrooge saying that, but weddings really are expensive & the finger foods and cake are expensive in themselves!

Post # 4
Member
554 posts
Busy bee

Not doing favors here. We are just going to make a donation to two of our favorite charities and make a small note in the program.

Post # 5
Member
2474 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m not doing favors.  Mainly because (1) I’d rather spend the money elsewhere, (2) I don’t feel like spending the time to create any or personalize any, and (3) I feel like most people leave them behind anyway!

I don’t think it’s necessary to have favors at all.  I went to one wedding that did not have favors, and it was actually the most high-end and expensive wedding I’ve been to, so it obviously wasn’t a “we can’t afford it” factor.  I certainly don’t think the guests minded at all.

Post # 6
Member
246 posts
Helper bee

I skipped favors and no one even mentioned it!

Post # 7
Member
3124 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

we got a few things for the guests (like custom beer coozies!) that would be favors / practical for the trip.  If we were doing it in town, we prob would have skipped the favors, too. No worries!

Post # 8
Member
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re not doing favors either – we’re donating $$ to a charity that is important to us instead. Either way, we’re spending the $$, but after spending SO much on the wedding, it will feel good to give some away to a cause we love! (so, yeah, a bit of a selfish benefit for me too!).

We’re doing a lot of DIY cute items (menu cards, place cards, program fans, etc.), and I don’t really think our guests need another item at their place setting, so we’re skipping them.

Post # 9
Member
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

No favors here!

Post # 10
Member
1756 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If I find something fantastic that I think our guests will genuinely appreciate, we’ll do them. But I’m not going out of my way to find something.

Post # 11
Member
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Ours was a favor-free wedding.  No comments and it was a really nice feeling when I let that one detail go!

Post # 12
Member
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We will not be having favors, either. I don’t think it’s   a big deal, I don’t go to weddings for the prizes I will get! I’ve never minded it going to weddings where they didn’t give me something.

Post # 13
Member
1020 posts
Bumble bee

i will have favors but only because it’s a cheaper way to add color to the tables than renting colored napkins..

Post # 14
Member
2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m not doing favors either, but we are planning to have potted plants for our centerpiece that the guests are welcome to take home. We just threw away some favors we had received at weddings and never used, so I just don’t see the value of them.

Post # 15
Member
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I thought I had a pretty unique and desirable favor planned but it seems like it’s falling apart. I think I am going to skip them if it doesn’t work out.

 

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