(Closed) Are favors mandatory?

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

My Fiance and I actually decided this week NOT to do favors. We couldn’t begin to count the favors that we had thrown away from previous weddings (money down the drain) or the amount of favors we often saw left behind after the reception.

If you want to do something for your guests why not just containers of candy at the table rather than individually packaged? We are going to do old fashioned champage glasses (you know the flat kinds?) filled with M&M’s of our colors. It isn’t really a favor, but something to keep the guests entertained until dinner.


Post # 4
46606 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

To answer the question in the title of your post-no.

Post # 6
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I don’t think they’re mandatory. In fact, I have yet to go to a wedding where I had a favor that I actually used/liked! If edible, I probably ate it. But how many people want something with your/yourFI’s name and wedding date on it?? Silly to me, really. And if I went to a wedding and didn’t get a favor…well, I certainly didn’t miss it!

Post # 8
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

whoops! I guess my comment came out a little wrong….I didn’t mean it was tacky to have something with your wedding date on it. I just meant that some stuff I have gotten is completely un-useful because it has names/wedding dates on it. For example, I got a serving spoon that has a bride/groom on the handle and then their names on it. I thought it would be really weird for me to use it!! It’s sitting on my display shelf in the living room 🙂 I like the idea of candy bags or even matches, but completely optional!

Post # 9
4419 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

You absolutely do NOT have to have favors.  Just MHO, but I’ve always thought they were a waste of money to some extent. I don’t know about anyone else, but I’ve never been to a wedding where the favors were really truly meaningful to me.  

What Darling Husband and I did was get small boxes that people could take a piece of cake home in. That way the cake became the favor, and we didn’t have a ton of cake left over!

Post # 11
3226 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Nope – not necessary at all, IMO

Post # 13
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We didn’t do favors because I tend to leave them on the table or throw them away.  Now since I had a ton of cupcakes, my guests were able to take extra home.

Now I will be sending photos of us to my guests but that’s because we had a small intimate wedding w/ fam and friends only.(44ppl)

Post # 14
44 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

Favors are not mandatory for a wedding….it depends on you that you want it or not….in my opinion wedding cake is sufficient to say thanks to your guests for making your wedding memorable…..
i believe that a couple should think about giving favors only when their budget allow them to…..if you want to give favors in your wedding then i would suggest you to choose Carmel Apple wedding favor…as you can make it at home also however you want…..and this will fit within the budget…

Post # 15
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

i think its up to you if you want favors- my fave idea is to have a candy buffet with take home bags- it can be as expensive or inexpensive as you want!

Post # 16
964 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

As far as my mom is concern she would say yes… Me NO…to me its just a waste of money…I already fed you got you drunk to me thats enough.

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