(Closed) Do you have to have favors?

posted 9 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
1340 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
2583 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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 # 5
2390 posts
Buzzing bee

Nope. Totally optional.

Post # 6
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
47439 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You do not have to do favors. They are purely optional and much of the  time a complete waste of money.

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