(Closed) Anyone else think Favors are sort of a waste?

posted 13 years ago in Favors
Post # 61
9 posts
  • Wedding: March 2010

Most people don’t realize how many favors (even the "good" edible kind) are left on the tables after the event.  Some people just don’t want them. 

I have never had an event that didn’t have a favor and a guest said, "Hey!  Where is the favor?"

 Trust me, they’ll never miss them and you’ll save $300 or more!

Post # 62
915 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

Depends on what the favor is, if its a waste.  Make is something useful and its a great favor.

A cute little nick-nack to sit our your shelf – useless. 

A baby tree that each guest can plant that will grow along with your marriage – awesome! 

A donation to a charity in your guests names even if its a small amount or a single donation for all guests – awesome!

We are having a destination wedding in December and are giving our guest clear fillable christmas ornaments with our names and dates on the side along with instruction for them to fill the ornament with anything they like that reminds them of the Riviera Maya.  We are hoping that people will hang them on thier Christmas trees each and think of the wedding and an amazing trip.



Post # 63
4 posts

i also like the idea of an edible or useful favor.  some useful favors that i have gotten from weddings:  heart cookie cutters with a quote about love, mini frame and then the bride/groom sent a thank you card with their photo to put in it, chopsticks, another couple had a spring wedding so they gave us flower seeds to plant, and personalized playing cards.

and of course anything glassware works too!  if you’re looking for cheap custom glassware http://www.customglassware.com printed pint glasses, custom flutes, shot glasses, etc.  oh and if you want edible products like personalized chocolate http://www.wedding-supplies.com custom fortune cookies, wine bottles, etc.

since i love to cook i’m leaning towards baking something.  i was thinking of baking cookies or biscotti then finding a cute lil box for wedding favors on http://www.wedding-supplies.com and tying it with a bow and recipe attached.  i think i can start baking those months in advance and then just freeze them til closer to the wedding.  billy joel’s wife, katie, did that for their wedding and i thought it was a cute idea.

Post # 64
5 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

Yes! They are a waste! Most peoples can be found in good will stores across the country. Donations are nice and the tree idea is great!!!

Post # 65
4 posts
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m doing a different spin on my wedding favors. Rather than writing a thank you to all our guests in the program like many do, we’re giving a personalized post card from Chicago to all of our guests. Since my fiance and I are both living in Chicago, but having the wedding 800 miles away, we thought it would be nice to bring a little bit of our home to our guests! These cost no more than $0.40 each and is, in my opinion, non-traditional and a little more personal.

Post # 67
401 posts
Helper bee

No, I don’t think they’re “sort of” a waste, I think they’re a TOTAL waste of money. Wink

Post # 68
2530 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@limbobride – i was literally about to post the exact same thing!

Post # 69
14 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

I definitely do agree that they can be a waste, but I was at a wedding for my fiance’s family where they had a cross word puzzle about the bride and groom.  The down words were answers to questions about the groom and the across words were answers to questions about the bride.  I thought it was a good way to get to know the bride and groom.  My fiance has a large family so it was nice to get to know more about 1 of his 85 cousins.

I decided I wanted to do something along those lines and found Cootie Catchers on etsy.com.  If you don’t know what they are here is a picture. 

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Post # 70
1051 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

While I’ve always appreciated a good chocolate sucker or box o’ truffles I find favors a silly waste of money.  Half the time I think they’re just there to add pizzzazz to the table.  Fiance and I are making donations to 3 organizations: one from each of us (I’m doing a cancer research charity – not sure he’s made up his mind yet) and one from us both to an animal charity in our dogs’ names since they’re both rescues. 

Post # 71
420 posts
Helper bee

IMO i do not think anyone will be dissapointed!! Especially if they are having a great time.

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