(Closed) Favors… Are the "necessary"?

posted 6 years ago in Favors
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    No Favors

    Spend the money on jam

    Other (please add ideas!)

  • Post # 2
    3584 posts
    Sugar bee

    Oh hell no 1000 for favors! You don’t need any favors. Spend that money on something else. If you are going to do favors do something edible and small. Don’t pay 1000 bucks for favors.  Half the time guest don’t take the favors and i don’t think people go around asking for them. Most people will tell you that they don’t even pay attention to them or don’t like them. Some people leave them and you are left with them.

    i myself will not be doing favors. Food cake and beer is good enough for my guest. 

    Post # 3
    634 posts
    Busy bee


    You can totally skip the favors if you want.

    You can also totally make homemade cookies, and everyone’s response will be OMNOMNOM.

    Food favors are good, everyone likes them. No normal person will think it’s tacky.

    Post # 4
    1391 posts
    Bumble bee

    Absolutely not.

    Cookies can be nice, but sometimes they end up tasting bad. I’ve never recieved jam, but if i did, there’s always a chance I’ll completely forget I have it. A lot of people also leave favors there. 

    Post # 5
    239 posts
    Helper bee

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    ChrissyMary9515:  If you know how to make and can jam it’d be really neat to do it yourselves. If its a small wedding or you’re willinbg to put in allll that time and $$ but our wedding will be similar and we also might do flower seeds(likely sunflower). Or you could do roasted ones, boiled peanuts, or the cookies. 🙂 only weirdos will shake their head at a homemade cookie.haha

    Post # 6
    13783 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    Etiquette is on your side. Favors are not required at all. In fact, Miss Manners goes as far as to say that weddings are not like children’s bday parties, where the guests need a consolation prize for not being the center of attention. 

    Post # 7
    1432 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Favours are not required.  I wouldn’t bother.  We used the money we would’ve spent on favours and put it towards a maple taffy cart during cocktail hour.  

    Interestingly enough, the only favour I’ve ever received that I remember liking is homemade jam by the bride and her mother, which they were known for.  It was delicious.  But it also didn’t cost them $1000 I’m sure.

    Post # 8
    54 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Homemade cookies can never be a bad thing. Yum.

    Post # 9
    4106 posts
    Honey bee

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    ChrissyMary9515:  I knew nobody would care about favors, so I set a strict budget of around $200 for ours. We ended up doing southern pralines and I just put them in little gourmet bags with our monogram stamped on them. In the end, I think about 30 of the 120 guests actually took one home, and I regretted even spending $200 on them. I think unless you put them directly on the plate and they add to the tablescape, there really is no point.

    Post # 11
    4038 posts
    Honey bee

    My husband came home from a wedding with a personalized, very light-weight gym bag. He’s physically disabled.

    That was the same weding that had only 3 passed hors d’oeuvres, for the cocktail hour food, and my family was only offered one of them. Things like that just don’t make sense, to me …

    Post # 12
    1323 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    my mother in law keeps telling me i need favors but i’m holding firm in that my photobooth is my favor. because it’s around 1000. u can totally use that money for something else that’s more important to you, like your honeymoon or photog / other part of your wedding budget. 

    Post # 13
    42 posts

    Personalized koozies are a big wedding favor where I live.  I have koozies from almost every wedding I’ve been to.  Not sure if this is an idea you like, but it’s something your guests can keep and reuse. “The gift that keeps on giving”, if you will, and they aren’t usually expensive.  I know you said you don’t want anything with your name on it, but maybe a funny saying or something that relates to you and your FI? It’s a functional gift and could be used over and over, even if you did decide to put your names on them.  Plus, it will remind your guests of how much fun they had at your wedding!  Just a thought!  Best of luck with your decision!

    Post # 15
    7885 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Favors aren’t necessary, but I still think they’re fun. I wouldn’t break the bank on them though. The cookies sound delicious and would be much appreciated by the guests. 

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