(Closed) Do you throw away favors?

posted 9 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 # 47
    Member
    3526 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think since this will be double duty you should do it. Maybe leave a note that if people do not plan on keeping it to leave it at the table. That way you can collect at the end of the night and perhaps end up with enough pieces for a scrabble game? 🙂
    I would personally not keep this, we’re not much of a stuff person either.

    Post # 48
    Member
    1060 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

    I keep everything. it’s like a souvenier (sp)! In the past I’ve received a little personalized candle, a chinese bride & groom clay action figure thingy, and mints with a customized mint tin! (kept the tin, ate the mints..)

    but I would totally keep and use your scrabble favor. scrabble ftw!

    Post # 49
    Member
    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I don’t want to offend anyone, but honestly I throw out all favors. First of all, I don’t eat sweets (can’t stand them) so there goes the edible favors. I’ve actually had to pretend to eat a cookie once when a drunk bride got in my face and forced me to ‘enjoy’ her favor! Awkward.

    Second, I have received non-food favors like games (never used, thrown away in hotel garbage can) and mini champaigne bottles (sorry, don’t drink champaigne and can’t bring them on the plane). I guess champaigne is edible, but you know what I mean.

    I’ve gotten the donation cards where the couple obviously donated like $1 to some charity on my behalf, but I thought that was really stupid since I didn’t get to choose the charity and obviously it was only like $1 or $.50. It was kind of like just giving a favor for the sake of giving a favor, not actually giving us something we’d enjoy or donating to a charity meaningful to us.

    The best favor-ish item I got was in the Out of Town hotel bag and it was bottled water with the couples wedding date on it. Score! Totally drank all of it and thought it was so super cute and a great idea.

    I personally eithe rwon’t be doing favors or will do cookies which I know I’ve hated on already but I think they are the most popular choice. I am kind of a freak since most people actually like sweets.

    Post # 50
    Member
    1001 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    It’s only $1 in YOUR behalf, but $150-$200 total.  It would get really pricey if the bride and groom were expected to make a sizeable donation for each person to the charity of their choice.

    Post # 51
    Member
    4480 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    They are cute as escort cards, but I would not take one home (or if I did, it would shortly end up in the trash). It’s too easy for life to get too cluttered to keep things that I wouldn’t have chosen for myself. Which is why we’re not doing favors at all; I’m feeding people enough already.

    Post # 52
    Member
    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I agree – I think they’re really cute and a great idea. As for keeping it though? I don’t think I would. Most of the time any edible favor is eaten by Fiance within the 1st hour after the reception’s over. LOL

    We’re also doing small bottles of wine or champagne – people don’t need to bring them home if they don’t want – most of the time I think they’re used at the afterparty.

     

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