Post # 16
I’m still up in the air about favors. I have 3 choices floating around in my head.
1. A candy buffet.
2. A more formal gift, maybe a wine stopper.
3. No gift at all.
I’m not sure its in our budget either. My family says its not necessary (in fact, an annoying family member told me its tacky… which is ironic if you knew her) and my friends say its a must. Ugh, its so expensive!
Post # 17
Most people don’t even keep favors (no matter how cool us brides think they are!) You won’t be alone in your decision. If someone expects something extra on top of the dinner, cake or dessert, company, and the honor of being invited, they probably shouldn’t be coming!
Post # 18
Oh – but I did have an idea for something cheap, personal, and something that your guests could keep…
I’ve ordered our STD’s, invites, address lables, etc. through http://www.123print.com. They have customizable postcards for super cheap. We’re thinking of putting a picture of us on one side, and then on the back put “Thank you for sharing our special day! Please keep in touch!” Since we live 300 miles away from our family. And next to that we’ll put our email addresses and PO Box info. You can get 50 for $9.95, 100 for $14.99, or 250 for $34.95 – all double sided color customized and sent right to ya!
Post # 19
I’m glad I’m not alone! my general feeling on the subject was that it was a waste of money – I don’t particularly like trinkets that result in cluttered living space, as so many wedding favors are. Food is probably the only wedding favor that actually gets used (eaten) and enjoyed, but we’ll have cake and a wonderful dinner for our guests so we really don’t need to provide anything extra!
Post # 20
I am so glad that you posted this, because this gave me the idea of donating at a charity. I think I would like to do the Brides Against Breast Cancer, or some of the ones that are frequently posted on television. The commercials for these just truly break my heart. I don’t know, I am also a pet lover, so I might donate for the ASPCA instead of favors. You could save a person or a pet’s life by donating, instead of giving someone something that they might not ever use, or would be gone within ten minutes. I would much rather benefit for a greater cause.
Post # 21
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
We’re not having favors, unless having a smilebooth counts, in which case, well, those are our favors.
Post # 22
I really don’t think you need them. I just went to a wedding and they had 5 different favors! I think guests don’t really care, they are just an extra expense.
Post # 23
We weren’t going to do favours but then I went to a local lolly (candy) shop and found rolls of love heart lollies – so we’re gonna give everyone a roll of lollies with a little note on it. I think it’ll work out to around $1.20 per head and we’re having around 70 guests.
Post # 24
We havent gotten that far in our planning yet, but both my Fiance and I dont want to do favors. We think they are an unnecessary added expense. Instead we are probably going to make a small donation to a charity or organization that we care about. I went to a wedding in Sept that didnt have favors and it really didnt matter. A wedding is not about the favors that the guests will receive it is about celebrating the marriage of the couple!!
Post # 26
No favors here… i was never a big fan of them at weddings, Heck, I was one of those people that left them behind! We decided to spend the $$ in other areas….
Post # 27
We aren’t!! They were going to cost us quite a bit and we realized no one will miss them. We think our reception is pretty cool in and of it self…plus we are having a party the night before as well..they are getting lots of stuff!
Post # 28
We aren’t, but we’re having an espresso/cappuchino/hot cocoa cart, which I think is way cooler.
Post # 30
I did have favors, really cute ones. I bought $0.99 small frames and put a picture where we got engaged. Really cute and my friends liked them. But, i really don’t think all guests notice the favors, as cute as they are. About 40 of my 180 guests left their favors behind. I would say skip the favors.
Post # 31
None, here. For us it’s a waste of money.