Post # 1
Our wedding starts with a beautiful ceremony in a church, followed by a reeeeally casual pig roast. Our budget is pretty much completely focused on making sure there is tons of food, alcohol, places to sit and mingle, lawn games to play and good music in the background…
I can’t figure out what to do for favors or if we should do favors at all? I really don’t want to spend $150 making little tulle bags of M&M’s when I could spend that money on something else like another great dessert or ingredients for a special shot.
Does anyone have an idea for a really cool favor? I mean, Fiance is a farmer, people could take all the fresh produce they want… I just don’t want to make something people won’t even notice or take, I’d like it to be a worthwhile favor. (not that there’s anything wrong with little bags of m&m’s nom nom nom)
Post # 3
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
To answer the question in the title of your post-no.
Post # 6
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 # 7
Thanks girls! Of course SOMEONE will leave without getting 5 little jelly beans or honey with our name on it and call me “tacky” haha but oh well I just needed someone to tell me it’s okay not to have favors. Their hangovers can be their favor.
Post # 8
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
- Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA
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 DH 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 # 10
@blurmeblue: no worries, I meant someone may call me tacky for NOT having a favor. I agree that no one needs our name and wedding date stamped on any random object in their home. OOH! do they make custom toilet paper?
I love the “to-go” box idea, I may steal it…
Post # 11
Nope – not necessary at all, IMO
Post # 12
- Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA
@Moja Milosc: Steal away!!
Post # 13
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
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
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
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.