(Closed) Do you like favours that have the couple's names and wedding date on it?

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  • Post # 32
    3571 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    To be totally honest, I think favors with the couple’s name and date are the worst kind of favor. I won’t use it or keep it. 

    A little better are “things” that have a clear, useful purpose. But I still might not keep it depending on whether it’s redudant in my house or takes up a lot of room. 

    I personally like edible favors the most. They’re usually yummy and I don’t end up feeling guilty when I toss it.

    Post # 33
    7579 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Unless it is something that can go in my scrapbook, no, I wouldn’t want a personalized favor.

    Post # 34
    47383 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Orion:  Not unless it was edible or the name and date was only on the tag for the favor.

    Post # 35
    2091 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I am NOT doing favors, and this is why… I bought some small toys and bags for the few kids that will be attending. I think I will just skip it for the adults. People are not amazed by candy or anything I can think of. They can take the decorations off the table if they want, except for the centerpiece that comes with the wedding venue. I will keep the little personalized items that I have and I will have a basket or tote to collect all of my keepsakes: unity candles/holders, cake topper, bride and groom sashes, and our personalized wine glasses. I am going to use them each year at our anniversary at a minimum, so I will get more than my monies worth. I really don’t expect other folks to care, though…

    Post # 36
    1833 posts
    Buzzing bee

    53 yo MOB and I don’t take personalized favors so you can tell your mom it isn’t just YOUR generation!

    Post # 37
    956 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I have beer couzies from a wedding we went to once. THey come in handy when we go to the beach, but we have like 10 because no one took them and my Fiance was a Groomsmen and the groom was trying to “get rid” of them.

    Post # 38
    1140 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I will leave behind any type of trinket that has the couple’s name, monogram, and/or wedding date on it.  If it has no monogram and it’s something I won’t use, it gets left behind as well. 


    Post # 39
    1519 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I agree with the PPs that personalized wedding favors seem to be a waste of money. I don’t like to keep them, because I don’t know what to do with them! The only personalized favor I ever kept was a photo that the bride and groom had taken with each group of guests and had it printed and mailed out to everyone after the wedding. That I framed and kept. 

    Post # 40
    2319 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    You got it right… i am ok if it is edible. Not otherwise. Where am I going to put it in my house? And why should I? I can always put their photos if I like the bride and groom that much. And you can’t even donate this stuff. Well, you CAN but who is going to buy it and for what reason?!

    Post # 41
    2188 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2024

    I’m not taking home anything that has someone’s name on it other than my own. I don’t want or need a coaster/shot glass/votive holder/paper weight with someone elses name or initials in my house.

    Post # 42
    2564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Fiance loves nicknacky crap.  At his cousin’s wedding the favour was a mason jar mug with the couple’s name and wedding date on it.  I wanted to leave it but Fiance wouldn’t let me!  We drank out of them once the week after coming back from the wedding, but otherwise they have been collecting dust.

    Post # 43
    3723 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @Orion:  Favors with names and dates remind me of college days. I’m not keeping something like that in my house unless it’s a bottle opener and I can hide it in a drawer.

    I’d make it edible and then put your names and date on the ribbon, box, sticker, etc.

    Post # 44
    3723 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    @pixiecat:  Sounds like they might suffer a fall from a great height. I hate cluttery crap too.

    Post # 45
    1710 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I don’t really care either way. Most people in our area give shot glasses as favours and all the ones I’ve gotten have had the couples names and the date on them. I didn’t mind.

    We gave out lip balm for the women and playing cards for the men at our wedding. We put our first names and the date on both and people didn’t care. But it’s not like you display lip balm anywhere and on the playing cards it was just a sticker on the case which could be taken off if the guests chose to do that.

    Post # 46
    70 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I tend to think it’s a little narcissistic…and a complete waste of money! I’ve been to weddings where EVERYTHING was personalised, and it just seemed like the bride was overwhelmed by the wedding industry and got carried away. It happens pretty easily – you start thinking “I must have personalised napkins”, but really, would it matter If you didn’t?

    Having said that, I’m tempted to order some napkins! 

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