(Closed) Do you throw away favors?

posted 10 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Do you throw away favors?
    You mean I'm supposed to take those things on the table? : (8 votes)
    6 %
    Yep, I don't see the point of them to begin with. : (14 votes)
    11 %
    If they're edible, I eat them, otherwise I pitch them. : (93 votes)
    72 %
    No, I like to keep them. : (15 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 17
    61 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    The one non-edible favour that I took home consisted of two different sized heart shaped cookie cutters. And I’ve used them many times!


    One time the favours were all little bags of lego, that everyone opened after dinner and then used at their table to create the best structure possible. Then the bride and groom judged them and gave out prizes. It was fun, but I don’t think anyone took the lego home afterward. Then again, there’s always a kid somewhere that you can give it to, so I’m sure it didn’t go to waste!

    Post # 18
    454 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Not sure what I’d do with the Scrabble things – we have a more formal work environment so it’s a no go for my desk.  Very cute idea as a placecard though.

    Post # 19
    940 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I voted for eating the favor, but that was before I saw your favors.

    I love Scrabble.  Personally, I’d love a favor like that.  But some posters are right… not everyone likes Scrabble.  But it’s your wedding, and you should give a gift that’s meaningful to you.

    Besides, it’s personalized, and people might be more inclined to keep something that’s personalized.

    Post # 20
    11324 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    The only (non-edible) favor I’ve gotten that didn’t end up in the trash was a little ceramic tile magnet with the couple’s names and date on it. I needed fridge magnets, so I kept it. Sorry :/

    Post # 21
    414 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I usually take home favors because I know the bride and groom spent money on it. But after a month or so, they end up in my trash. I don’t like dust collectors.

    Post # 22
    3538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I like the idea, I would keep it and put in my study, because I know ppl at work would take it and put it on there desk and it would be a running joke!

    Ive had wedding favours that well…i put in the bin, seed packets, magnets. My FH really likes the idea of favors so were doing them anyway. Mini playing cards, because I debated that it could be a useful gift and cheap.

    Post # 23
    1194 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I didn’t select any of your options because I generally don’t pick up favors.  I think it’s a very cute escort card favor, but I just can’t imagine them being used after the wedding day.  I might put it at my desk, but it gets so messy with paperwork, that I try to limit the knick knacks I put on it.  Sorry!

    I do think it’s a cute idea though, and if it makes you happy and it’s what you want to do, go for it.

    Post # 24
    1897 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Oh I am such a favor-hater.  Even the edible ones are rarely tasty enough. 

    Post # 25
    522 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Honestly, yes I always throw them away, and I’ve seen tons left over from people who don’t even bother to take them. I usually take mine home and I throw it away in the next couple of days. The only exception was a wedding where the favors were shotglasses…I stuck the shotglass in one of my cabinets and forgot about it for 2 years. When I found it, I threw it away because I didn’t want a shotglass with someone’s wedding date on it. Those Scrabble favors sound cute…I would probably put it on my desk at work if I remembered to bring it.

    Post # 26
    3501 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think your favors are adorable and I would definitely keep mine (I love scrabble). That being said: one of Mr.TKE’s friends got married and had a Las Vegas themed reception because that’s where they got engaged (read: there parents are wealthy). At EVERY place setting there was: a deck of cards, a shot glass, a tin with chocolates in it, a set of magnetic playing cards, and a postcard. All of these items were personalized down to the m&ms and bottom of the Hershey’s kisses. I personally thought it was a bit extreme! Oh and the shot glasses had butter mints in them. Mr.TKE is like oh, let’s take everything! So, we have 2 of everything on the table. And so will anyone else if they live with the person they went to the wedding with and took everything home with them. 

    Post # 27
    239 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’m a bit of a packrat, but I can usually find an excuse to get rid of knick knacks I don’t need. I’d be more likely to keep edible favours(at least long enough for munchies!), or ones that I can use on a regular basis – like a wine stopper, magnets, pens, etc.

    The scrabble pieces are really cute! I think it’s a great idea for an escort card, but I don’t think it would even cross my mind to take it home with me.

    Post # 28
    2403 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i always eat the edible favors!!  if its a “knick knack” kinda favor i’ll take it home, but honestly….i usually pitch it. (Unless its really really really cool and useful) A picture frame with a miniature wedding cake and champagne glasses with my name on it would probably get tossed for example. 😉 

    i do like your scrabble favor though and i’d def take it… it might end up on my desk at work or something!

    Post # 29
    4566 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I would probably keep the scrabble board out of guilt, honestly. I hate throwing things away but while it’s TOTALLY cute, I would be kinda “what do I do with this?!” about it. It’s adorable, though!

    I don’t think we’re doing favors at all. It’s hard to find something 200 people would like!

    Post # 30
    2186 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    unless its edible (and im not allergic) it gets tossed into the trash the moment i get home.

    i usually take it just to make the bride feel better because i know they spent money on it, but i really dont see the point of favors.

    the placecard idea is cute and i love it, but i dont see much use for it past placecards…. they would definately get lost on my desk at work.

    Post # 31
    823 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club

    I’ll eat the edible favors! The only non edible favors we have kept are wine stoppers, which would be better if we drank more wine.  We’re going with edible favors.

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