Engagement Party – favors or gifts?

posted 2 years ago in Favors
Post # 2
Hostess
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

We didn’t do favors or anything at our engagement party.

For reference it was small, just family and a few friends.

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

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
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Busy Beekeeper

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
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1242 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

No favors at ours. It was a simple backyard BBQ.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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
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Honey bee

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
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Busy bee

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

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