(Closed) Favors!

posted 9 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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813 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I personally love it when i go to a wedding where the bride and groom put out a little note that in lieu of favors, they have donated to their favorite cause. I absolutely LOVE it. Especially in these times, when charitable donations are dropping, I think about that little puppy in the shelter that is benefiting, or the person who has MS or breast cancer… 

But that being said, i know its important in some families to have actual favors. Here are some good ideas on other posts:

Favors…are they just a waste of money?

Starbuck’s/SBC freeze dried coffee favors?

Post # 4
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778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

well just remember certain items can be given per couple/family.  My guest list will be at around 300 people too.  What we plan to do is have the wedding cake cut up and placed in take home boxes we are having customized.  For the gift, we are giving tree saplings (it will be the ‘green’ aspect to our wedding).  However you can give out salt and pepper shakers, they have them so they fit all kinds of themes/colors, etc.  You can also give out somthing more personal.  My FH is from Wisconsin and I’m Latina so we even considered giving out small portions of Wisconsin cheese and Dominican cheese to each guest but it would have been nightmare. 

What is your theme/color scheme?

Post # 5
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279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

One favor that I have seen that can be done for a little over a $1 each is lottery tickets. I was at a wedding recently where the couple gave everyone a lottery ticket & 2008 penny (for the year they were married, I believe she bought these on E-Bay) in a bag with a sticker (you can get them http://www.beau-coup.com) that said "Lucky in Love" and then the couple’s name. It was fairly inexpensive, and gave everyone something to do, a couple people even won $100, and quite a few won a couple dollars.

This pic shows the favor: http://www.blissweddingsmarket.com/brideideas/images/glassine_lottery.jpg

Post # 9
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538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I like edible favors. We are considering doing homemade chocolates for each guest. Yuo can buy supplies pretty cheap at the confectionary house online.

Post # 11
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1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

@Newport Nuptials: This sounds very similar to what we’re doing. We’re making buckeyes (our faves!), and putting them in favor boxes. One will placed at each place setting, on top of the napkins. Buckeyes are super cheap, quick and easy to make!

The boxes are coming from Michaels….after watching the sales and coupons, we have 200 black favor boxes w/ ribbon for $60.

I love Michaels! It’s the best place for classy wedding supplies at a decent price.

Post # 13
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1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Sorry about that, I guess I always assume everyone knows what a buckeye is. =) I always forget it’s a regional thing.

They are peanut butter fudge-like balls, dipped in chocolate. The top is exposed, so it looks like a buckeye (a type of nut that grows in the midwest).

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We are doing a candy buffet with mongrammed chinese take-out boxes (they’ll be less than 10 cents each!)  I found out about them in Mrs Jelly Beans postPaper mart has lots of other super cheap packaging if you decide to do some other ediable favor…lots of cheap boxes, bags and packaging.

all in all (with candy, jars and containers, monograms and boxes) we are planning on about 70 cents per favor!

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