(Closed) Favor Dilemma

posted 8 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I have bubbles, hockey pucks, and pillows of mints.

EDIT: I’ve been to a wedding where the only favors were bubbles, and it was actually cute 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m not sure if I would consider the bubbles a favor, because you use them all up then your throw the bottle away. I think the Hershey kisses would be fine. My cousin actually used this for her wedding, she put them in a plastic spoon, wrapped them in tulle and had a tag that said “A spoonful of kisses from the Mr. and Mrs.”

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

The bubbles should be fine, if you want to just give those. Did you check with your venue to see if you can use bubbles? We can’t at ours, that is why I am asking. Also, you might want to keep an eye on the bubbles; they will evaporate over time, so you will want to check them before you give them out at your wedding.

We are giving quite a few of what others may view as favors, so if you want to do two that would be okay too.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I wouldn’t consider bubbles a favor, really. Other than your wedding, what other use would adults have for bubbles? I would see it as something to be used at the reception, but not something to bring home, which is what i consider a favor to be.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i don’t think we’re going to do favors at all, so i’m sure you’d be fine with just bubbles!

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper

I don’t consider bubbles a favor, personally.  I consider it something you want people to do for a cute picture.

A favor to me is a thank you for coming to our wedding, here’s a little something cute for you to take home.  Which, technically could be a bottle of bubbles… but it seems a little childish for the purpose of a favor.

I’m also in the camp that doesn’t think you NEED favors, so, perhaps that also is part of my slant.

I think if the candy wrapped up will add to your decor, it’s a super cute idea.  I’d kind of want more than 3-5 kisses, though…. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would not consider the bottle of bubbles to be a favor.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I saw somewhere that a bride had favours that was a mini terracotta pot with some fake grass in it and two hershey kisses in it and a sign saying something cute like “plant a kiss” It was a very neat idea but might not be as budget friendly as you would like, she said it came out to be $1 per guest. Maybe you can still do it but leave the pot out of it. I saw in Martha Stewart that there was chocolate pudding in clear cups and cookie crumbs on top to look like dirt, with a little wooden spoon poking out of it and you can put a hershey kiss on top and write a cute saying on the stick.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I wouldn’t consider bubbles a favor.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’m not a fan of bubbles for a favor. But I do love the candy idea!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I don’t think of bubbles as a favor but I agree with some others that you don’t need a favor at all. If you want something to decorate the tables then candy is a great idea because that is considered a favor and buying in bulk will save money.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Bubbles are definitely not a favor.  I think that favors are necessary because you need to show appreciation that your guests gave up their weekend, bought you a wedding present, bought a new outfit, traveled, paid for a hotel room etc to make your day special.  Favors don’t have to be expensive, just thoughtful.  Homemade is the way to go if you don’t have a lot of money.  My friend was on a tight budget and was just planning on sprinkling Hershey kisses on the table as favors, but the bridesmaids all got together and made cute packages for them in her wedding colors to make it special- and it really brightened up the room.  Don’t be afraid to ask for help from a family member or friend if you need it. Your Great Aunt Helga might be thrilled and honored to make cookies or jam for your favors. And a cute package or a handmade note can elevate something cheap and ordinary to something really memorable.  I am attaching a couple of pdf files with packaging ideas for candy that you can make rather inexpensively.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Huh, it won’t let me upload pdfs apparently, so you can’t see all of my awesome pictures.  Oh well!  Here’s a picture of the tissue paper packages we made for my friend’s Hershey Kisses.  Took us an afternoon to do for 150 people, it was really cheap, and it was a lot of fun!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_pGH4adOMdww/SwXMDm7RnNI/AAAAAAAAALk/KPWSDxRuLLU/s1600/11.19_paperflowerfavors.jpg

There are TONS of packaging ideas on the web that are really nice and easy to make.

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