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

posted 6 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Do you like favours that have the couple's names and wedding date on it?

    Yes

    No

  • Post # 47
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Orion:  the only favors i’ve ever gotten with the couples name/date on it that i’ve kept and enjoyed are koozies. i know they are overdone – but i have quite a collection and they are great to have around!

    Post # 48
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @Orion:  I don’t like favors with the couple’s names and wedding date on them. Usually such items are junk (stupid things like coasters or beer can insulator things or unattractive shot glasses) and I just think it’t a bit weird to display your names on something your guests will either throw away, or keep because they feel bad throwing it away. . . .

    I like useful favors like little herb seedlings in pots, or a non-scented candle or two, or even cookies. 

    Post # 49
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    1090 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Nope. Unless they’re edible ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 50
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    @MsGinkgo:  +1000

    Post # 51
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    Helper bee

    I only like edible favors!!!

    Post # 52
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    1409 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I like something with the date and couple’s names on it… in frosting ๐Ÿ˜› A

    nd Fiance collects shot glasses, and since we’ve started thrift store shopping together, mostly for furniture,  we’ve started collecting shot glasses that were favors at random stranger’s weddings. I’d love to get one from someone we actually know lol, and people just might take those if, like us, they’d find it fun ๐Ÿ™‚ And people tell Fiance they still have playing cards from his bar mitzvah! So I think it’s possible to find inedible favors that appeal to guests, just harder!

    Post # 53
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    Sugar bee

    @Orion:  Wow! I totally didn’t know people don’t like these things! According to your poll, it is a pretty clear cut answer.

    I guess it is just me who likes keepsakes like that! I love pictures and names on things I get to take home!

    Post # 54
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    5658 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Depends on what it is. Coasters, shot glasses etc… kind of a waste of money. I’d re use a wine stopper, or a deck of cards. But I have no use for two random toasters from your wedding.
     Or actually I’d even re use koozies from a wedding just beacuse what fun are koozies if they dno’t have some memory behind them. 

    Post # 55
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    8574 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I think some things are used strictly for photos.. like those drink coozies.. super cute, and people might take them, but most WILL hit the trash.

    We were unable to make a wedding in florida this past year because it was over a holiday weekend, and fi’s grandmother [also the grandmother of the groom], sent us a “package” of things from the wedding [pictures, koozies, personalized napkins]. I was like.. wtf am I supposed to do with this?

    We kept the pictures and put them on our fridge but everything else was tossed.

    Post # 56
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    627 posts
    Busy bee

    I prefer edible favours. If the packaging is personalized, fine, but that goes in the garbage anyway. I think monogrammed stuff is a sweet momento for the couple but I don’t think many other people (besides perhaps the couple’s parents) would have much use for a favour with someone else’s name and wedding date on it. 

    Personally I wouldn’t bring a personalized favour home because I’d feel guilty throwing it out. 

    Post # 57
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I guess it depends on what it is. We used to have a personalized shotglass that said “I crashed ___ & ___’s wedding” cute but I did toss it a while later.

     We are doing beer koozies because we are doing bottled beer and we are a super koozie-using family so they will go over well. Any extras we want back ๐Ÿ™‚ I know they are not everyone’s cup of tea, but I know our people will like them.

    Post # 58
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    Favors need to be one of two things for me, disposable or useful.  i.e. something you can eat like candies or tea, or something you can use like soaps, or lotions.  Or, useful, like a wine bottle stopper or a bottle opener.  

    This is a pretty good list, although I don’t agree with all of the items: http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/useful-wedding-favors-your-guests-will-actually-want

    For our wedding we did pint glasses with stickers on them.  That way, we saved money on not having to rent glasses, and after the wedding all guests had to do was put them in the dish washer to remove the sticker (or hand wash if they wanted to keep it)

    This is how they turned out: 

    Post # 59
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    Newbee

    only if the favors are edible!

    im going to be giving out kitkat bars with a personalized wrapper…. found a free design online!

    Post # 60
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    398 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Im giving out either jars full of honey or succulents – not decided yet – but nothing personalized except the tag saying who its from – which they can throw away.  I am doing though a sort of photobooth with a twist – its not an actual photoboots – its sort of like taking a photo on your way in or during the reception and giving the photo to them and at the corner there is going to be written our wedding date and names.  But if you put the photo in a frame, that part gets hidden since its on the bottom corner.

    Post # 61
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Although I personally would never throw out someones favor or not take it home just because it is personalized, I do realize the majority of others do not feel the same way. This is why I am choosing to go with something edible. We are having little boxes with a few cake balls and macaroons inside.

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