Post # 1
We want to have favors/programs, and it’s going to be a DIY project (not too bad, small wedding, but still a project!) and was wondering what kind of success others have had with their favors and programs. I’d hate to spend a lot of time on things that end up getting ignored!
Post # 3
We did homemade caramel for our favours and they were all snatched up. Our programs were on each seat and a few guests took theirs, but most left them behind. I mean, what are they going to do with a program after the wedding? I’m glad I did mine because they were cute, but they were far from being a necessary project.
Post # 4
I didn’t do programs b/c personally I never take them, so I just didn’t want to waste my time, money, and the paper. Even though I do love looking at them while at weddings, I just felt it wasn’t worth it for me.
We had homemade cookies as favors, and everybody loved them.
Post # 5
We did neither: program was on a mirror, as I never keep programs or take favors. No one noticed the lack of favors, and we got compliments on our ‘program’!
Post # 6
@kumquat11: do you have a picture? I would love to see this idea!
Post # 7
We didn’t do programs, but had Mario Mushroom Tins full of candy for the favors. They went like hotcakes. I still use the tin for a pillbox for my allergy pills and tylenol!
Post # 8
We haven’t gotten married yet, but I’m making the paddle program. We’re getting married outside, so I think its great it can be used as a fan. For our favors, I’m making edible favors. Unfortuntely I can’t find the post that inspired me to do this, but they got chocolate mold and make little candy’s with the molds.
Post # 9
We didn’t do programs. Instead of “favours” we donated half our favour budget to the non-profit where I used to volunteer and used the other half for a DIY candy buffet… we got the candy in bulk and bought our favourites plus some common favourites (like gummy bears and M&Ms), all very colourful, bought different shaped glass vases as well as scoops and tongs at the dollar store, and little plastic bags with white ribbons at a craft store. We had about 120 guests and spent about $300 on the buffet, and we got TONS of comments throughout the night about how much everyone loved the candy. We saw people leaving with their pockets stuffed with bags and there was still some left over at the end of the night. Huge hit 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club
I’m kinda sad that I didn’t get any of the left over favors (we made chocolates in the shape of the states we were born in) because our guests cleaned house as they were leaving for any extras. People loved our programs, and we actually had some guests who didn’t get them before the ceremony and asked for one the next day because they wanted to keep the passport.
Post # 11
I’m hoping people like mine. I’m putting a lot of time into my favors and program so I hope they are well received.
Post # 12
There was a wedding posted on one of the wedding blogs recently where the bride made coloring book programs for everyone. I thought that idea was so cute! I think if maybe we have creative ideas for the programs, people might enjoy keeping them. Otherwise? Yeah, save the money. Spend them on better favors for your guests that they’ll love!
Post # 13
We’re doing programs mainly because we’re singing a hymn that a good portion of people will not likely know the words too. Otherwise I wouldn’t have bothered.
I guess it’s nice to have the names and relations of the bridal party and a basic idea of how the days gonna go. I certainly wouldn’t have wasted a ton of time or effort on it though. I was originally going to do something more elaborate but decided against it.
We’ll see how they go over. 🙂
Post # 14
We didn’t do favors and no one even cared (saved lots of money there). We did programs and they were a big hit! We put a word search and crossword puzzle on them – we certainly got lots of comments on those!
Post # 15
We had truffles from a local chocolatier as our favors, and they disappeared.
Some took the programs, but many were left behind.
Post # 16
@WazzuBride: Aww, a word search is such a good idea! I should have totally done that!
🙁 And we just got them all printed and folded yesterday. C’est la vie!