Post # 32
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
Unless it is something that can go in my scrapbook, no, I wouldn’t want a personalized favor.
Post # 34
@Orion: Not unless it was edible or the name and date was only on the tag for the favor.
Post # 35
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
53 yo MOB and I don’t take personalized favors so you can tell your mom it isn’t just YOUR generation!
Post # 37
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
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
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
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
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
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
@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
Sounds like they might suffer a fall from a great height. I hate cluttery crap too.
Post # 45
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
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!