(Closed) Are favors necessary? Is it a faux pas not to have them?

posted 6 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Are favors a "must have" for weddings?
    Yes : (10 votes)
    12 %
    No : (71 votes)
    88 %
  • Post # 3
    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I dont think you need them. I wouldnt miss them. Half the time I dont even see them at weddings or they are things I dont need, want, or like.

    Post # 4
    2324 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’d skip them. I am. Most of the weddings i’ve been to many are left on the table at teh end of the night.

    Post # 5
    1158 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I love favors,but don’t think they are mandatory..

    Post # 6
    5400 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Unless you have a super awesome (or really delicious edible) favor, I would honestly rather see them skipped or money donated or have nicer drinks or decorations etc. I think most of the time they’re a waste. 

    Post # 7
    259 posts
    Helper bee

    They are totally not necessary, and (unless edible) kinda wasteful

    Post # 8
    351 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Agree with all posts above. We are doing a donation to a burn unit my best friend died in. That money will be put to MUCH better use than cookies, candles, etc. Plus, guests usually have no use for anything that you can’t eat.

    Post # 9
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Nah, I wouldn’t miss them.  I don’t need a frame/matchbook/shotglass with someone else’s name on them. 

    Post # 11
    86 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    So not into favors. Ditch them.

    Post # 12
    206 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I love the idea of the donation to ASPCA.  I have been to a few weddings where people give donations in lieu of favors- I think it is great and a nice way to thank your guests while donating to a great cause.  The weddings I’ve been to usually have a little explanation on the escort card, or somwhere on the table (maybe in a little frame).

    Post # 13
    1073 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Favors are not necessary, but they can add a special touch to your wedding! 🙂

    Post # 14
    61 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Were giving a donation to the ASPCA in honor of our Rescue pup!  Plus you canc ontrol the cost much more effectively and no one needs to know what you spent 😉

    Post # 15
    1227 posts
    Bumble bee

    Totally not neccessary. I couldn’t tell you about a single favor I’ve ever recieved at a wedding.  Seems like a lot of money to spend on something no one cares about or remembers.

    Post # 16
    5892 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Not necessary, but still nice touch. However, if you are going to do it 1)please make it edible. I don’t need more useless junk in my life. And 2) do it right. My cousin did Hersey Kiss roses, but only did enough for every 2 people. So that was one Hersey Kiss per person. Not worth it.

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