Post # 1
Hey Bee’s! I have my Engagement Party coming up in a couple weeks and just thought about favors.
We are having a garden party and it will be attended by mostly family, close family friends and the wedding party. We’ll be having lots of food and drinks and I have my Save the Dates ready for anyone to take with them if they want.
However, I wondered if it is common or usual practice to also have some sort of favors or take homes for the guests! Did you do favors at your engagement party? If so – what did you give?
Thanks for the help Bee’s!
Post # 2
We didn’t do favors or anything at our engagement party.
For reference it was small, just family and a few friends.
Post # 3
My fiancé and I are having our engagement party in the next couple months and it just family and bridal party. I designed custom koozies for the party, that’ll be there for guests to take. To have and to hold and to keep your drink cold! Lol
Post # 4
Since you are expecting gifts (as you registered), I might lean towards a favour or a small token for the guests.
But in general no, engagement parties arent gift giving events and there arent usually favours.
Post # 5
No favors at ours. It was a simple backyard BBQ.
Post # 6
I haven’t seen it before, but if you want to, go for it! I think the money that would be spent on favors would be better spent on making the food/drink at the party higher quality or spending that money on the wedding.
Post # 7
I haven’t really seen favors given at engagement parties. I’ve seen simple favors given at bridal showers, such as bath bombs, chapsticks/lim balms, or edible treats, and of course, I’ve seen favors at weddings.
Just think about this though. Favors aren’t common at all at engagement parties, and some weddings don’t even provide favors. Favors are the first thing people tell you to cut when you’re assessing your budget for ways to cut back.
If you do decide to provide favors at any wedding events, avoid personalized things with your names or the wedding date on it. That’s the first thing the Bees will tell you. Those things don’t get used, so either guests won’t take them and you’ve wasted money, or they’ll take them and stash them in a drawer never to be used (I have such a drawer), or they’ll take them and trash them later.
Post # 8
therealmrslane : For our engagement party, we gave out mini Eiffel towers because we got engaged in Paris. It was like a euro each but we only had about 20 guests so they were cheap. Looking back, I think it was unnecessary.
Post # 9
My sister did a garden party engagement and everyone got a small plant in a pot to take home. The ones that were left behind were happily scooped by other family or planted in her garden later
Post # 10
jellybellynelly : Thast what I was thinking. I doubt many people will get us a gift, but I just felt like it might be appropriate to give a little something!
knotyet : Very helpful! Thanks! I definitely wont do anything thats personalized with wedding details!
tobeornottobe7 : I LOVE this idea! I think it is what I will do! Thanks so much!!!!!!!!