Post # 32
I had decided not to do them, but found a great deal on some engraved match books, I got 100 of them for like $25, and since not everyone will take one (we have 200 people coming) when they are gone, they are gone (I will only be placing 99 out, cuz I want to keep one HAHA).
Post # 33
Favors are definitely not necessary. It’s not a children’s birthday party. And if you choose to donate to a charity in lieu of favors, please do not announce it to your guests. It looks self serving. You donate to charity because you feel it is important to you, not so that others pat you on the back for it.
Gelato bar sounds awesome by the way!
Post # 34
Nope not at all. If its going to be a stretch of the budget or a stress, totally skip them. Nobody really remembers favors IMO anyway. If i’m going to get one I’d much prefer to eat them, I don’t care for kitshy things.
Post # 35
we picked favors that we can do something with ourselves if guests leave them…flower bulbs! We figure, if people don’t take them, we can just plant them ourselves! Plus, we’re only doing one favor for each invitation we send, instead of for each person. That way, hopefully, we don’t end up with too many leftovers. But, if you don’t have the budget for them or something, I don’t think people would really care. At least, I wouldn’t….
Post # 36
I think favors are one of those little extras for your guests that is not mandatory but is a nice gesture. I will be doing little boxes w/ two homade cookies in each and a little thank you tag. It isn’t going to cost me more than $50 for 125 people. If it is not in your budget, don’t stress about it.
Post # 37
I’m skipping favors and doing a candy buffet instead. I say why a few little candies in a box when there can be LOTS of candy instead?
Post # 38
They’re not necessary at all! The only reason we’re having them at all is that Fiance wanted to include the hotsauce from his favorite restaurant so we’re giving bottles of it away. They’re kind of a pain, and they’re really not worth it if you don’t have some sort of emotional connection to them like Fiance does to his hot sauce :).