(Closed) Do I need favors?

posted 8 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Should I have wedding favors?



  • Post # 3
    1802 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Not required at all.  Most of the recent weddings I’ve gone to have either had no favors, or I haven’t taken the favor because I didn’t want it.  I’ve seen many stories from other bees saying that people didn’t take or use the favors and were left with tons of leftover favors.  Unless you have a really meaningful favor idea that you want to do, I’d just skip it and save the money.

    Post # 4
    6593 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @LadySmurph:  Skip them.  Nobody will miss them if they’re not there.  I can’t think of a single favor a have kept from a wedding.  If you absolutely must do something, give out candy or chocolate.

    Post # 5
    485 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I always see people leave favors behind – which is kind of rude, in my opinion.   They spent money so you could have a heart-shaped teaspoon or a truffle – at least take the darn thing home with you and regift or toss it out of sight.

    I hate to make a Bride & Groom feel as if they wasted their money so blatantly.

    Post # 6
    715 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Don’t waste your money.  As PP’s said a lot of people leave them behind or don’t really need or want them.  Save that money and use it on something else for your guests like maybe a late night snack or a photobooth or something else…

    Post # 8
    1427 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    You don’t have to have favors 🙂 It’s fine.

    Post # 9
    1094 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @LadySmurph:  It sounds like you’ve already made up your mind and just need validation.


    Favors are great but NOT necessary. People should be coming to see you and your partner make a promise to be together until one of you dies. They shouldn’t be coming to add to their cup collection, get a free cup cozie, get some candy or a new salt/pepper shaker. It’s a nice fun touch to walk away with a souveneir but NOT required.


    For our wedding, our favor is going to be part of the centerpieces. Hopefully people will figure out to take one home, but if not, it was there originally for decoration.

    Post # 10
    2953 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @LadySmurph:  If you do favors, make them edible. Otherwise they will just be tossed out instead of tossed back. Yum!

    Post # 11
    10972 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    It’s totally up to you! You don’t have to have favors.

    Post # 12
    1640 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @mousepeach:  +1

    I definitely don’t think it’s rude to skip the favors! I’ve been to a couple weddings without favors and didn’t even notice they didn’t have them until…well…right now lol.

    Post # 13
    496 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    we had a version a favor.. an thank you letter at each place setting with our engagment picture on the back.. but so many people left those.. im so glad we didnt spend a lot of money on them!

    Post # 14
    2192 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think it’s entirely up to you if you have them. I’ve been to weddings which have gone both ways and to be honest, I haven’t noticed!

    Post # 15
    543 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I never thought I needed favors, until about two weeks before the wedding when I lost my mind and decided we needed favors NOW. Suddenly I had spent 6 hours in front of the TV cutting, tying, and stamping so that we had individually wrapped rock candy with a tag that said “thank you”. I was sooo proud of them. Until the day after the wedding when I realized that the vast majority of them came home with us because nobody took any. I actually got excited when I saw a picture of my little cousin eating one during the ceremony because it meant SOMEONE had taken one. So honestly, if you don’t want one save your time and money. Unless you really want to end up with 150 individually wrapped sticks of rock candy that you don’t know what to do with… And my husband doesn’t even like rock candy. Oops.


    Post # 16
    1298 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Every wedding I have ever been to has favors left behind. The ones that didn’t have favors, I never noticed until afterwards! I’m not doing them, and the guests won’t miss them. If they do, they’re a strange individual. If you asked me what I enjoyed about weddings, it’s typically an open bar and good music to dance to. I don’t need a beer coozie or a box of candy, and I’m sure my guests would rather me upgrade the bar or something else with the money.

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