(Closed) BE HONEST what do you do with favors after the wedding???

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
2512 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I recently got a candy bowl full of red hots. I forgot it in my car for the longest time. People kept knocking it over and I’d leave red hots in parking lots all over the GTA.

I still find random red hots in my car.

I gave the bowl to my mom.

Post # 4
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

If they are dinky items like little frames, coasters, something else dinky – I typically leave it there.

If it is food – I’ll take it with me 🙂

Post # 5
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Throw them out unless it’s bottled water or champagne.

Post # 6
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Depends on what it is…food, I eat it.  If it’s wine or champagne, I drink it.  I’ve been lucky enough to never receive an item with the bride and grooms name and wedding date etched on or something similar.  That would definitely go in the trash.  

Post # 7
1058 posts
Bumble bee

Yep, I don’t keep favors unless it’s like wine, olive oil or honey something along those lines. I’ve received little bags of candied almonds. I just throw them out. I have received the corny heart wine stoppers (they don’t work).

I am doing donation favors which I DIY because I would much rather that money go toward something that will help an animal out rather than spend on something someone probably won’t want.

Post # 8
2190 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I hate to say this since I spent so much time on my own favors and I know other brides do too, but they usually end up in the trash :-/ I’ll keep them for 3-6 months if it was a family member who got married, I might even keep it for a few years if it was a really good friend who got married but they still…end up in my spring cleaning trash bag

Post # 9
46415 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I usually take it so the bride doesn’t feel bad. If it’s a little frame, bowl, etc etc etc it goes in a bag I keep for donations to the thrift store-twice as fast if it is personalized.

Post # 10
11238 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Depends how nice it is. If it’s food and I like it I’ll eat it, if not I may give them to Fiance if he like them. At one wedding and i’m embarrased to admit this as I know it’s rude, but there was a long wait between the starter and main course so I started eating my favour.

Post # 11
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

This is exactly why we are doing edible favors. Nobody needs more junk to be thrown in a drawer, box, or the trash.

Post # 12
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I haven’t received anything too personalized or not useful, but I’d probably take it and toss it later.

I’m giving small plants in glass jars, and I’m hoping that people will only take them if they want them and not out of obligation.  I’ll take some extras home but will be donating the leftovers to a nursing home.

Post # 14
3943 posts
Honey bee

Unless I can eat it or drink it, I throw it away

Post # 16
724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I usually take the favor, but the only ones I’ve ever “used” is food. And by use, I eat it.

My parents were vehemently opposed donations as favors, because they felt that money should either be used for the guests or it shouldn’t be used at all. I’m personally FINE with donations as favors, but my mom just hates it. But personally I think it’s a good option, I just wasn’t interested in fighting with her. Besides, we decided to go with a Portland, OR vendor that makes flipbook. It’s basically a little flipbook made from 7 seconds of film that this company shoots of the guests. It’s kind of like a photobooth strip, but instead of a strip, it’s made into a flipbook. Check out fliptography.net and you’ll see what I mean. Guests who want a favor can make one (they are complimentary to the guests) and if they don’t want one, no harm no foul.

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