Post # 1
I know there are a lot of threads about “the best favor you’ve ever received” or “which of these favors would you like best,” but I want to know what your ideal favor would be (within reason). It doesn’t have to be something you have seen or heard about before, but it should be within a reasonable favor budget- definitely less than $5.
Don’t worry about what has mass appeal, I just want to get ideas for specific things that people would like (we might do a table of various favors or something along those lines). Thank you!
Post # 3
I have honestly only ever enjoyed edible favors. I can’t think of anything else that would be budget-friendly that wouldn’t get tossed in a drawer as soon as the wedding was over…
A friend of mine gave little boxes containing four gourmet truffles (from a local candy shop) as favors, and they were amazing. I loved that and so did everyone else. They were probably more than $5, but not by much.
Post # 4
Anything edible is my friend!
Post # 5
I never go to a wedding thinking: oooh, I hope they have ‘x’ as a favor!
That said – I appreciate things I can use. Edible favors mostly, candy to snack on later, good chocolates, etc.
I like favors that have some signficance to the couple and not just a random ‘x’. Like: taffy from her hometown, their favorite ‘x’.
Favors I dislike or have never used: the single votive wrapped in cute twine, the mini photo frame that doubled as a place card, the mixed CD of the couples favorite songs, the bag of hard jordan almonds…
We didn’t do favors – we had a photobooth with double prints and that was the unspoken favor. I was going to do a traditional wedding cake favor – but didn’t get my act together in time to do it.
Also – my wedding coordinator at my venue told me it was good that I didn’t have any favors because she said there are always tons left over at the end of the night after each wedding.
Post # 6
Definitely consumables! Jams, chocolates, soap. No more knick-nacks please.
Post # 7
I honestly don’t even remember! I’m not a big fan of favors…I think they are such a waste. I just went to a wedding where the bride spent over $1,000 on these extravagant favors that she just had to have. More than half of them got left behind. They were begging Fiance and I to take a bunch more so that they weren’t stuck with all of them.
We are most likely not even doing them. No one will even notice 🙂
Post # 8
I honestly don’t care about the favors at a wedding so I guess I would agree with everyone that said something edible. I would not be upset with wine either..
Post # 9
Best wedding favor I ever got was a nice wine bottle stopper.
Post # 10
@Legallyblondiebride: You are right that no one will notice!
Another friend of mine decided to skip the favors in order to invest more money into their open bar, and I guarantee that guests enjoyed that more than any knick-knack! I didn’t hear even one person wonder, “Where is my favor?”
I think edible/useful favors are a nice gesture if the couple feels inspired to provide something – but if they run out of time, or are trying to cut corners for the sake of their budget, I say forget the favors.
Personally, I am planning on making sea salt caramels for our favors – but if I get overwhelmed leading up to the wedding & decide to skip it, I’m not worried.
Post # 11
@Ms Bookworm: Ooooo sea salt caramels?? Sounds delish!!
Post # 12
Another vote for edible favors here! I’m pretty much good with anything though as long as it isn’t something a couple would only need one of, but now has two. We got wine bottle openers at a wedding last summer. We don’t drink wine and now have two openers. Yay!
Post # 13
I am a fan of the edible. My sister had personalized wine bottles. Those were cool but prolly expensive. We are doing shot glasses and potpouri bags that I am making from the roses in my garden. I wouldn’t mind having a bunch of either left over. We are also having a candy dessert bar. I am making favor-like bags for guests to take candy home. I have a big sweet tooth so I wont mind having those left over either!
Post # 14
My favorite is something I still use…a silverplated spaghetti server. The guests got a mixture of different silver serving pieces….tongs, pie server, ladle….wrapped in acid free paper in long boxes. So nice!
We gave nice wine bottle stoppers too. None left on the tables!
Post # 15
I vote edible because I detest knick-knacky stuff that clutters up my house and doesn’t go with anything I own. DH’s mum made fudge that we put in cute little boxes, which was cheap, personal, and yummy. We also put little nametags on them so that they doubled as place cards. Score!
Post # 16
I didn’t see the $5 limit at first, so I was definitely going to tell you that my dream favor would be a nice car. I’d be okay with a Mercedes or something. 😛
My dream favor within reason would be gourmet chocolates. You can’t go wrong with chocolates. Also, I like chocolate. And om nom nom nom. And now I want chocolate. Please give me some chocolate.