Post # 1
I am struggling to come up with cost effective favors for a guest list of 350 people, and to be honest I don’t care much about the wedding cake (but maybe other people do)
I’m thinking of having cupcakes wrapped in clear boxes with ribbon at each place setting, to be eaten in lieu of a cake, or taken home as your favor.
I personally never eat cake at weddings as I’m usually too full, and I honestly cant recall any of my friends eating it at any of the recent weddings either. We are serving dessert with our meal.
If we did this, and cut a small 8″ cake “for show” essentially, and it wasn’t actually served- would this be practical?
I know I’m going to see some ettiquette police on this one! But , I do want your honest opinions, which is why I am posting on the bee.
Post # 3
@Jessicachantal: I don’t really think you need favors, but serving cupcakes sounds like a great idea for that many guests.
Post # 4
As long as you’re serving some kind of dessert, I wouldn’t have a problem with it!
Post # 5
I think its fine since you’re having dessert served with the meal. If you weren’t already serving dessert though then I wouldn’t really like this idea.
I’ve never been to a wedding where I didn’t see basically everyone eating cake! But again, since you’re serving dessert I think its fine.
Just make sure the cupcakes don’t get stale!
Post # 6
I am serving cupcakes. Not as favours though, just for the love of cake.
Post # 7
@Jessicachantal: that is more than fine!
Post # 8
Me too, I love cake and plan to eat like… a dozen of them.
Post # 9
As a guest I probably wouldn’t think of them as favors, however, as a guest I don’t really care if I get a favor. We haven’t gotten them at half of the weddings we have been to in the past year and I haven’t missed them.
Post # 10
I have never once even thought about taking a favor home..I am a horrible guest..I didnt even know what a favor was until I started planning my wedding. We will not be giving out a favor. Instead we will have a photobooth
Post # 11
I feel like favors are so stupid. Don’t even worry about them. Seriously, the last like 5 weddings I went to, the favors all went into the garbage except for one, which were home made caramel apples (oh yea!). I would just save the money on the boxes, ribbon, etc. and have the staff pass a cupcake to everyone after dinner in lieu of cake and call it a day! No favors, no biggie.
Post # 12
Thanks for the input everyone! Im not a huge fan of favors either , since I rarely ever take them home myself. Plus with 350 guests, I can’t imagine spending a grand on favors that half the people just leave on the table or take home and toss out anyway. My mom (who’s been to maybe one wedding in the past decade) however is convinced people “like favors” haha.
We went to 2 weddings this fall, one had shot glasses for favors and we DID take them home and the second didnt have favors. We didnt eat cake at either- way too full from dinner!
I think we may still put them on the tables and if they want to eat them perfect, or leave them or take them home, doesnt matter much to me. Anyone else kind of “over” the little details? Lol I’m getting kind of burnt out thinking about all the ettiquette and rules and what if people think this is rude, etc etc etc. With 350 guests SOMEONE is gonna have something to say no matter WHAT we do!