(Closed) Are favors seriously that important?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Will guests totally cringe if I don't provide M&M's or interestingly decorated soaps?
    Yes! You're basically killing wedding etiquette and then stuffing it in a closet : (15 votes)
    11 %
    Nope, a free night of eating, drinking and dancing is more than enough to keep guests happy : (117 votes)
    89 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @MissMetro: I don’t think they’re necessary! We weren’t going to have any but then we decided we wanted a candy buffet because I thought it was a fun idea. Honestly, I rarely use any favors I’ve received (unless they’re edible), and I’ve left them on my table by mistake on several different occasions. I think they’re a nice touch, but not something people would really miss.

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    You don’t need them.  I think they can be fun and you don’t have to spend too much on them it depends what you get.

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee

    I don’t think favors are necessary. Ive actually never receieved a wedding favor that stands out in my mind. They are usually generic and 1/2 the time I leave mine there.

    We are making a donation to two charities instead of traditional favors.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    It’s not in my budget to have them…I think my guests will understand.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I went to a wedding last year where there wasn’t a favor.  The only time I thought about it was in the car on the way home…when we usually eat the chocolate or candy that we got.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    They are important if you want them to be, honestly I do not care about favors too much. We will be providing them but I am not putting a lot of time or money into them at all.

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Unless they’re edible I don’t even take them, lol.

    Post # 10
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I almost never take the favors from weddings.  I found something cheap and easy that I liked for my wedding, but I ended up with probably 50% of them left over.  Definitely leave it out if it’s causing you stress.

    Post # 11
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I wouldn’t waste any time, energy or money on something that is not important to you.

    There have been many, many posts  where bees have reiterated that many favors are left on the tables.

    Don’t let yourself get sucked into doing something because you think you should, or because someone else is, or because you want to have everything you have seen in magazines or online.

    Your wedding should be a reflection of you- not Martha Stewart.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    We didn’t do them. Nobody noticed.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I dont think you are killing wedding etiquette if you dont provide favors, but I think its nice for the guests to have something to take home with them 

    At my wedding people loved the favors and are still using them 2 months later..

    Post # 15
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    165 posts
    Blushing bee

    I voted no! I don’t think I’ll have them either….

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @bells: Oo oo! What were your favors?

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