Post # 1
I haven’t even heard of this word until I signed up for this website…I have never been to a wedding so the first wedding I attend will be my own!!! OMG…
I have no idea what I’m going to give out as favors, one thing I’m sure about is that I don’t want to give anything edible..Have no idea how much to spend on it either. Think any ornaments with our initials on is a complete waste of money and time. (my personal opinion)
We’re going to spend about $6000 on catering and drinks alone so want to spend too much on favors.
I think America has a good variety of things you can choose from, but here, the selection is quite limited…
Post # 3
Don’t feel bad, my fiancee and her family had never heard of favors either and my family gives them for EVERY event (showers, birthdays, mitvah’s, parties). We are doing a destination wedding and paying for both of our families to cruise plus the wedding bits, so we are also having the great favor debacle partially because of cost and partially because of our vendors restrictions which include no candles, food, fruit, bubbles or items that could be construed as weapons by the Department of Homeland Security. If we go the no favor route we’re thinking about making a donation to our favorite charity in our guest’s honor and placing a placard at the reception to that affect.
Post # 4
We probably won’t be doing favors, a lot of people forget to take them home anyway and while I’ve gotten them at most weddings, I wouldn’t have noticed if I hadn’t.
Out of curiosity, why are you opposed to edible favors? I would say those are the best kind, since it can be nice to have a bit of chocolate or something during the dance, and then guests can eat it and not worry about forgetting it.
Post # 6
We are doing small favors. We had bracelets made that say Faith ~ Hope ~ Love and they have the cancer ribbons on them. They were very cheap, about a dollar a person, and we are attaching a note to them saying that we have donated to the American Cancer Society in their honor.
http://www.speedywristbands.com/ donating to the American
Post # 7
You do not have to do favors. They are purely optional and much of the time a complete waste of money.