(Closed) As a wedding guest, how do you feel about no favors?

posted 8 years ago in Favors
  • poll: As a wedding guest, what was your reaction to a lack of wedding favors?
    Didn't notice : (85 votes)
    35 %
    Noticed, but didn't care : (115 votes)
    48 %
    Noticed and did care : (12 votes)
    5 %
    I've never even been to a wedding without favors! : (29 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    As a wedding guest, I really don’t care about favors.  If they aren’t edible, I’ll likely leave them or throw them out at the hotel anyway as I’ve never seen a non-edible favor that I would use for anything after the wedding.  They’d just take up space in a drawer so I don’t ever let them get that far.

    Post # 4
    626 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I dont really care about favors… i think we’ve decided we’re not doing them. I mean.. what am I supposed to do with a glass etched coaster with another couples names and anniversary? No thanks! 

    Post # 5
    1205 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I had just been invited to an awesome party with great food, drinks, company, and entertainment.  I was not concerned about not getting a take-home cookie at the end of the day ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m still wavering on whether I want to do favors or not, but I think most people really don’t miss having them.

    Post # 6
    288 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Ditto what FutureKMM said.

    Post # 7
    2742 posts
    Sugar bee

    Who cares? As long as you have food, drinks and music, then it’s all good.

    Post # 8
    3219 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I love food/ candy favors! I would be sad if I was at a wedding that didnt have some food/ candy favors, I know thats the first thing my mom does at weddings eat the favor!

    Post # 9
    214 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I don’t think people care too much. It’s like a nice little ‘extra’

    Post # 10
    411 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I like favors – they’re a good conversation piece. They give me something to remember the wedding and the good times by..I know where each of my favors is from and the good times had at that wedding. Edible favors give me a way to enjoy something sweet the next day – I was in a hotel once without continental breakfast, and ate the favors for breakfast!

    Post # 12
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think it’s one of those things that you don’t notice if they’re left out, but they can really add to the experience if they’re there and done right. We’re doing small bottles of my FI’s favorite hot sauce from his favorite local Mexican food joint, and I think friends and family that know us will just think it’s perfect. Those who don’t know about his obsession for this place probably won’t care one way or the other.

    I just like favors that are really personal, though.

    Post # 13
    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I could not care less if there are favors or not!  I always appreciate a cute favor, but I don’t even feel like I’m missing out if there is one.  And for the most part, even the nice favors get tossed in the junk drawer.  We didn’t do favors at all.  So I obviously recommend not doing it.  From both sides, as the bride/groom and as a guest- its not that important at all!

    Post # 14
    295 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010 - The Atlantic Beach Club

    I feel like favors usually go to waste. I always see them left on the table at the end, unless they are edible. I don’t care if there are no favros. I don’t think it’s necessary. I’ve actually heard that favors are a somewhat newer trend, I cant remember where I read this, but I think back in the day no one even gave favors, as weddings got more elaborate tehy started to include them, but if your worried about mroe traditional guests, I think they won’t mind because they may not have even done them at their own wedding.

    Post # 15
    759 posts
    Busy bee

    I usually notice if I receive a favor or not, but I don’t really care if I don’t get one.  At the last wedding I went to there weren’t any favors and I didn’t remember that they didn’t have any til many days later.  At another wedding the favors were little bags of coffee, but I don’t drink coffee so I didn’t take one. 

    I think the best favors are something I can eat immediately – like on my way home from the reception otherwise it usually is either forgotten/not ever used.

    Post # 16
    3866 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Eh, if you can’t do it, don’t worry about it.  If you’re really worried, here’s a quick cheater’s way of doing it:

    If you have a reliable printer: get some business cards (like from Staples or Walmart) print on them your names & date and maybe a cute clipart pic.  Print ’em out.  Punch a hole in them.  Wrap candy or cookies from wal-mart or whereever in tulle and voila – instant favor.  Just attach the “card” to the favor when you tie it with yarn. 

    Or you can do the same with those cheap bubble kits that you can get from wal-mart, michael’s, etc.  just write your names & date on the little stickers, stick ’em on the bubbles, and hand ’em out.  who doesn’t like blowing bubbles? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    otherwise, don’t worry about it.  I doubt anyone will really notice or care. ๐Ÿ™‚

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