Post # 1
My wedding will be a destination wedding with less than 50 people. Nearly all of the guests will be either flying or traveling with a car full of kids and luggage. My fiance and I are providing 3 nights accomodation in a luxurious vacation rental home for family members.
We don’t have a big budget for favors, and after reading several weddingbee posts, I wonder if we can get away with not doing wedding favors? It seems like they may be more of a burden for families to travel home with, especially those flying.
Any opinions on this?
Post # 3
You don’t need favors. Choose something edible if you go with them, though, so guests don’t have to bring them.
Post # 4
I think you can get away with not having any.
Post # 5
Well, favors per se aren’t needed, but you might bring some stuff or purchase on location some stuff that the guests might forget to bring like travel toiletries, sun screen, etc.
Post # 6
Could you do out of town bags instead? I always like that idea for destination weddings. Throw in some bottled water, snacks (maybe something locally made), maps of the area since it seems like your guests may have some down time, a nice welcome letter and maybe some kind of trinket (a touristy magnet or keychain). They can be done for cheap if you keep them simple…
Bags: Order in bulk online (paper, if you want to keep it cheap) – $1 each
Water: Grab a few cases – $.25 each
Snacks: Buy in bulk and offer an assortment – $3 total
Maps: Free from the locations tourist center – $0
Welcome letter: Free if you design and print yourself – $0
Trinket: Buy in bulk online – $1-$2
Total: around $5 p/bag, give or take. You could cut down by doing 1 bag p/family and just bulking up the snacks.
Post # 7
I don’t think having favors is a big deal. I went to a wedding without favors, and honestly, I didn’t notice until we got home.
Post # 8
You don’t need them. No one will care!!
Post # 9
No one will notice if you don’t have favors.