(Closed) Are favors seriously that important?

posted 10 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

    Nope, a free night of eating, drinking and dancing is more than enough to keep guests happy

  • Post # 32
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
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    Worker bee

    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
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    5879 posts
    Bee Keeper

    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
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
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    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
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    Busy bee

    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
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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 :).

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