Post # 1
We wanted to do caramel apples for favors for our guests, but after figuring in shipping, it would cost us over $400 total for 200 apples. I know that doesn’t seem like a ton, but we are trying to save some money on the wedding now, as the dinner is costing us a lot. My question is… do you miss favors if they aren’t at a wedding?
Post # 3
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
I notice that there aren’t favors, but I’m never upset about it.
Post # 5
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
No I would not miss them, I would rather have the couple use that money for their honeymoon 🙂
Post # 7
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 😉
Post # 7
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
@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
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 🙁 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
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
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
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
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 🙂
Post # 13
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 🙂
Post # 14
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 😉