(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 # 32
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I like that and I would keep it.  But most weddings I’ve been to have edible favors.  I’ve never been to a wedding where I got anything besides a small chocolate or a cd of the couple’s fav songs.

    Post # 33
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    435 posts
    Helper bee

    I don’t see the point of favors, but I can’t stand extra stuff sitting around. 

    Post # 34
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    453 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    That’s really cute. I’ve mostly gotten food favors at weddings. One favor that I’ve loved and have used again and again since the wedding last june was a bookmark. I LOVED IT! I even gave my mom my fiance’s (he’s not an avid reader and really wasn’t interested in a silver heart shaped bookmark). If I had a desk at work I’d put it on there. I might even set it on a knick knack shelf for a year or two, but I’m not one to throw things away immediately if I can find a use for it. yes I’m a big ole pack rat. If I had a personal desk in my home I’d even put it there. I’m sure I could think of somthing- maybe a shadow box where I’d put a picture of Fiance & me and I’d put our names in the box. Just a guess. I’m sure if people put their minds to it, that they could use it. However some people won’t so yea some will be tossed or left on the table, so don’t be disappointed if that happens.

    Post # 35
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    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I really only like edible favors (which we are doing) because I don’t ever seem to find a use for anything else. While I appreciate all favors, I will probably throw it out when I get home if it’s not edible. Cute idea though! I love it!

    Post # 36
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    1250 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Thats a cute idea! I’d probably keep something like that. However, more often than not I end up throwing favors away unless they’re edible. I’m not a huge fan of trinkets/clutter.

    Post # 37
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    This is such a guilty confession of mine- I’ve thrown away every favor I’ve ever gotten… unless it was candy/chocolate/cookies.  I feel so bad saying that!  But, I’ve gotten some pretty impractical or tacky ones so what do they expect from me?  I recently went to a shower and the favor was a lil notebook with the brides name ALL over it.  Uh, I don’t want that.  The notebook part was great, but if that’s not my name, why would I want to keep it?  I’ve also gotten a thousand coasters… we don’t have enough glasses to put on all those coasters.  I throw them ALL out.  If anything, I’d keep a favor if it was 1. practical and 2. not personalized. 

    Post # 38
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    14181 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Eat or chuck. Luckily every wedding i’ve been to has been edible goodies (like coffee!!!!) or chocolates (please don’t buy those stupid hershey kisses….at least buy gourmet/better chocolates!) which I give to Darling Husband to scarf on like he’s 5.

    @jennifer espos, I got a mini notebook and pen from a bridal shower and I stuck it in my car. It’s kinda handy there!

    I gave out limoncello and cookies at my bridal shower (ok the limoncello tasted like lemon vodka but still…) and our favors were probably ‘useless’ because they were measuring spoons but I think some people LOVED them (and used them–at least they told me so, lol) and some just chucked ’em.

    If i could go back, I’d have spent my money on gourmet truffles or cookies or something gorgeous. But the spoons were only $1.39. I just really loathe the “5 hershey kisses tied up” because…ick. Cheap chocolate.

    I would TOTALLY use cookie cutters though. =]

    Post # 39
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We sort of figured that the most well received favors are food related.. so we are having a dessert bar for people to grab from on their way out.  Cookies, biscotti, candy… hopefully eveyone will enjoy it.

    Post # 40
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    2856 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    It really depends on the favor. If it is edible and not the jordan almonds or wedding mints, I will eat them.  I think the only non-edible favor I have kept were the wine bottle corks that my friend had at their wedding. It was something very useful. I felt bad throwing away the favors from my in-law’s wedding but what was I going to do with a glass slipper and a porcelain pumpkin carriage?

    Post # 41
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    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    being on this board site has changed my mind from finding something people would use to realizing that edible favours are best (phew! thanks girls!)

    not sure how i got caught looking at other ideas (trees, water bottles, etc) when before I was engaged I had decided to go for edible favours

    sometimes the wedding planning madness can mess with my good sense

    Post # 42
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    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I can’t see your picture (stupid work computer) but I really don’t keep non-edible favors either.  A lot of them just are kind of pointless (no offense to anyone)

    Recently, we’ve gotten:

    -a magnet with the couple’s name and wedding date on it (we stuck it on the fridge and it broke within a week)

    -a “leaf-themed” wine stopper (it broke the first time I used it)

    -a CD with the wedding songs (I gave it to my mom because I don’t even have a CD player anymore)

    -these weird lily bookmarks (I didn’t really know how to use these and they ended up in the trash)

    Post # 43
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    1084 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I usually try to use things but they usually don’t get used so then they get tossed in the room of unused things that I may end up using someday, which gets periodically sorted, and then they get tossed.  So for me it’s a year or two of feeling guilty about tossing something.  I do agree your name things are cute and I’d put it on my desk at work.

    Post # 44
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    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think the idea is cute, but honestly, I’d probably end up putting it in the trash a couple of weeks later.  To me, it would be a dust collector, even on my desk at work, and that would drive me crazy.  As a guest, I’d rather people would have saved the money they spent on my favor to spend on something else.

    Post # 45
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    1001 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Unless it’s edible, it goes straight in the garbage.  I don’t need a coaster with your wedding date on it, or a cheap picture frame, etc.

    We’re wavering between a charitable donation and miniature bottles of champagne for ours.

    Post # 46
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    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I think since they’re working as your escort cards, its a good idea and you should keep going with the project. I think it’s nice that your favors are personalized to the guest.

    I’m not a fan of favors that are personalized with info about the couple–I don’t really want a knick-knack with someone else’s name emblazend on it hanging around. But something that is edible, or useful, is usually well received.

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