(Closed) Favor dilemma

posted 4 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Which favor should we choose?
    Succlents : (5 votes)
    15 %
    S'mores : (15 votes)
    45 %
    donation : (6 votes)
    18 %
    favors are lame : (6 votes)
    18 %
    I have a better idea! (help me!) : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    3199 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @jasonkatie2014:  i actually like all three, but i voted donation. we went to a wedding with a donation ‘favor’ and i thought it was very touching. just make it something neutral – don’t do a pro-life or pro-choice, pro-gun or anti-gun organization, etc. if you do donations, do ASPCA or March of Dimes or something.

    Post # 4
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    1467 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @jasonkatie2014:  I think they’re all great ideas! However, it sounds like they’re not quite working out for you. Pretty much people like things that are edible, particularly chocolate. Might sound boring, but it won’t go to waste, and even if people leave them there then you get a lot of chocolate!

    Post # 5
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    1467 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @jasonkatie2014:  Oh also- a cool donation thing- you can put chips in your wedding color on the guests’ tables, and let the guests “vote” for the one they want you to donate to by placing their chip in a glass (you would have a different glass for each org)

    Post # 7
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    614 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Smithfield Center

    It’s hard for me to choose between succulents and the s’mores ideas because those are two of my own ideas, as well xD however, i wouldn’t do a donation. While it’s definitely a nice idea, a lot of people feel cheated out of a favor when you leave a small card saying ‘we gave a donation in your honor,’ especially if it’s something the guest doesn’t really care about (i mean yea, animals woo! but not everyone feels that way!)

    I don’t think the fact that you’re doing a bonfire should make you hesitate in doing the s’mores favors. It’s a cute idea and will be a reminder to your guests of the good feelings they had while at your bonfire. It’s really a cute way to tie it into the wedding.

    I love succulents but there is a good point not everyone likes plants. However, most people if they don’t like plants much will just put it on a window sill until it dies and throw it out. I like the fact it would double as an escort card because…well, doubling up = decreasing cost!

    Post # 9
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    3199 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @jasonkatie2014:  yeah thats what made me think to qualify the ‘donation’ vote. sometimes donations are not a good idea. i would be annoyed if someone donated to a charity i didnt agree with. -_-

     

    Post # 11
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    3199 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @jasonkatie2014:  just as an aside, instead of just a little card stating that a donation was made, I went to a wedding last year where the bride and groom did an ASPCA donation. On each table there was a picture of an animal at the shelter that needed adopted. It was great. 

    Post # 12
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    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Anything edible gets my vote. .. chocolate even better. No plants or seeds. Donations ok but I’d add a little treat with it for your guest. Even if its 1 little chocolate. Just something for them.

    Post # 13
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    4436 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I love the donation idea! If you can afford a little favour as well, that would be great, but not necessary.

    Post # 14
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    2699 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I absolutely think that’s lovely if you want to make a donation to charity on behalf of your guests if budget isn’t an issue for you, but as a guest I don’t think it’s necessary to do anything at all.  A wedding is a huge financial blow, I’d rather make a commitment with my FI that we’ll give to charity regularly when able.  I think you could come up with some hilarious cards though:

    “We made a donation in your honor to the ‘buy us a new sofa’ foundation.  Joking people, we gave it to the Humane Society.  Reluctantly.  They had to tear it from our hands.  Please enjoy our wedding, your presence has saved many dogs, and a few cats, but we like dogs better so lets focus there.”

    I’m gonna bet nobody will post that card to pinterest…

    Post # 15
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    239 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I like the idea of donating to the ASPCA. For an edible add on you could give out little boxes of animal crackers.

    Post # 16
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    295 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I like the idea of a donation + a little treat. The succulents are a cute idea, but they aren’t much of a favor for people who don’t keep plants or who travelled to your wedding by plane. If you want to have succulents, I would use them as part of your decorations and invite your guests to take them home.

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