(Closed) Favor or NO Favor?

posted 9 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We are not giving our guests any favors, instead we are donating money to three charities. We are splitting the money into three different charities that are very important to us.

Post # 4
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

No favors, AND no charitable donation. I don’t feel guilty AT ALL. After all, we’re not having a wedding for our own sake–all that money on food and booze and music is for everyone else (we’re lucky if we even get to eat it!).

I suppose if we had the money to spare a charitable donation would be nice, but we already do that when we can and I don’t feel any compulsion to do it when we can’t.

Post # 5
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We may do a favor — if we do it will be a coaster with Cheers! In English, Irish and Slovak.

the other option we are giving is getting to-go cake boxes and having a cake buffet so guests can take their cake to-go if they prefer!

Post # 6
200 posts
Helper bee

I’ve always found favors to be annoying and guilt-inducing. I always feel guilty for throwing away the piece of crap that my friends foolishly wasted their money on. I am not the least bit conflicted about not having favors. I don’t think it is anything that people really notice or care about.

Post # 8
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Our favor/welcome gift is small, and there will be no welcome basket for our Destination Wedding, just one small token for the whole shebang.

Post # 9
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I’m doing a food favor, but only because it’s something my sister really wanted to do. I am with you on the favors… even food favors can sometimes suck (I’ve gotten two bad candy favors this month. TWO!!! This month!!).

Don’t feel bad, people won’t miss it if they’re having fun! And if they ask… well then, they just weren’t very gracious people, and probably didn’t deserve one!

Post # 10
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We aren’t doing favours, for many of the same reasons as you.

Post # 11
46 posts
  • Wedding: November 2008

Definitely don’t worry about not doing favors.  I’ve been to two weddings this year that did not, and never heard a single guest comment about there not being favors.  And I agree, a lot — even food ones — just get left behind.

We did milk and cookies, handed to guests as they boarded the shuttle back to the hotel (pretty much all of the guests took the shuttle, b/c it was a Destination Wedding but not close to the hotel everyone stayed at).  No idea if they were enjoyed or not. 🙂

Post # 12
1037 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

I don’t think it is bad if you don’t do favors…seriously, there are some awful ones out there, and it makes me wonder why people waste their money on them!  I don’t know what we’re doing for favors…but if we do, it will be food-related (either a candy bar or a take out box for our dessert bar).

Post # 13
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I am not doing favors as i find them a waste of money , i know my friends will just toss them out anyway

Post # 14
508 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Favors are a personal decision – do what is right and feels best to you.  I definitely would prefer no favor to a favor I couldn’t use/wouldn’t like.  We’re both baking enthusiasts, so make edible favors for our small wedding.  That said, favors aren’t a requirement – don’t feel guilty for opting out.  More eco- and budget-friendly that way. 🙂

Post # 15
42 posts

We went to a wedding this past weekend and there were no favors, which got me thinking that we don’t need to do them either. As has been mentioned, we’re already spending a lot of money on the reception with the aim of providing guests a good time. I’m relieved to see it’s an option.

Post # 16
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I’m not doing favors and I hate getting them! I am doing welcome bags though. 

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