(Closed) Do you miss favors if they aren’t there?

posted 7 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Do you miss favors if you don't get them at a wedding?
    Yes - the bride & groom should give their guests favors : (23 votes)
    25 %
    Nope - dont even notice when there aren't any : (69 votes)
    75 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I didn’t vote because my choice isn’t up there. Sometimes I do miss them but do I expect favors at every wedding I go to?  Nope!

    I really miss them because I like free stuff. Sort of like when I’m at a career fair, I go up to booths where they give out pens and stuff.

    As for weddings, it’s understandable because of how expensive  favors are.

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I notice that there aren’t favors, but I’m never upset about it. 

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    my family is italian – we notice and im a little bit bummed if there are none but as long as there is cake im happy

    Post # 6
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    No I would not miss them, I would rather have the couple use that money for their honeymoon πŸ™‚

    Post # 7
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    Busy Beekeeper

    I notice if there aren’t any favors, but I don’t necessarily miss them.

    I’d rather have no favor than a crappy favor πŸ˜‰

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    The last wedding I went to didnt have favors and I didnt realize it until a week later after talking to the bride. There was so much else going on that nobody noticed or cared!!!

    Post # 7
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @KateByDesign: <– What she said.

    I’ll notice, though I think a lot of it is because I’m in the middle of planning my own wedding. I’m not sure I would have noticed four years ago. I don’t miss them if there aren’t any, though I do catch myself looking around to make sure.

    I would say they are becoming more and more necessary. I know the concept didn’t exist when my parents got married, but I do feel like more often than not they are included now.

    As for your dilemma – $400 is pretty steep! I think we are doing ours for around $100 total. We just bought some little clear plastic tin things and some cardboard bag things (on clearance) and will fill them with candy and a note. Lol

    Post # 8
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I went to a wedding last summer where candy apples were the favour. I was actually excited to bring them home and eat them and turned out that both had gone bad πŸ™ Not necessarily what will happen to you but something to think about.

    I would probably notice when there isn’t a favour but honestly, when its a trinket like a shot glass I usually leave them there or throw it out because I don’t want another knick-nack to collect dust around the house. Personally, I say save the $$!

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    I notice now that I’ve planned my own, but I never mind because I know how expensive they are!  I wouldn’t worry about it because the guests won’t miss something they never knew about, you know?

    Post # 10
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I dont think I notice or think about it long enough to even remember.  Edible favors are the best, but I wouldnt worry about it if you decide to skip it and save the $.  I wanted to skip it, but my mom wanted it.

    Post # 11
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    not doing favors is a great way to save $ and no one will notice. I actually just realized (because of this post) that there were not favors at the wedding I went to this weekend. So, I did not even notice!

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I never noticed before. I went to a couple weddings this summer, and you’d think now that I’m wedding planning, I’d notice everything, but somehow I still managed to be surprised when we got our favors- I never even thought about them during all the food and dancing and conversation.

    To solve your problem, can you just do a cheaper favor? Caramel apples are awesome but that is a lot of money- although a fair price since I live in a small town and a $4 caramel apple is pretty standard. But you could do caramels or other candy and fancy it up with a pretty bag and bow πŸ™‚

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I was crafty and combined my favours with my centrepieces (large martini glasses filled with wrapped chocolates).  All combined, my centrepieces and chocolates came to about $20 NZD per table

    I like favours but it certainly doesn’t ruin the overall wedding experience if I don’t get one πŸ™‚

    Post # 14
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’ve never been to a wedding with a favor to write home about. Just like bubbles or nick nacks with the couples names, perhaps some candy.

    I think its nice, but I would have no problem and probably not notice if someone didn’t πŸ˜‰

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