(Closed) Favors… Are the "necessary"?

posted 5 years ago in Favors
  • poll:
    Cookies : (27 votes)
    36 %
    No Favors : (41 votes)
    55 %
    Spend the money on jam : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Other (please add ideas!) : (6 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 16
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    2445 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I agree with PPs, you don’t NEED a favor but I would personally love homemade cookies.

    Post # 17
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    1541 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I would love a cookie if I were at your wedding, but it’s not worth the stress of having to bake hundreds of cookies the week of your wedding. We did no favours and to my knowledge no one careD. 

    Post # 18
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    1440 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    If you truly have the time and desire to make cookies, heck yes. But no, you do not need to give favors. Do not buy jam. The last wedding I went to gave mini olive oil bottles. We took three because we love to cook and I was at an empty table. When we saw the couple a few months later, they showed me the closet they kept all the leftovers and handed us a ton to take home- she said as cute their labels were, she regretted the cost because it wasn’t something she could return or resell. 

    Post # 19
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    1303 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

    Favors aren’t needed and as a bride that’s currently packing for her wedding at the moment I can tell you if I were baking hundreds of cookies right now I would be going insane!  They would be nice, but remember the week of your wedding will be stressful!  If you won’t have the time or desire to do that, skip it. I’m sure if you spent the money elsewhere it would be more appreciated. 

    Post # 20
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    1131 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Favors are not necessary but I know your guest would love them… LOL at least I know I would.  Just do cookies and bad them.  Cookies are alway yummy!  

    My Darling Husband and I bought mason jars and filled them up with chocolates and just printed a thank you greeting and paste it to the top.  Everyone thought it was cute and we didn’t have any left behind.  The chocolates where gone by the end of the night too.

    Post # 21
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    3387 posts
    Sugar bee

    ChrissyMary9515:  Fiance and I decided to skip the favors for our wedding, as we literally could not remember a single favor we had ever taken home from a wedding, much less used.  Money to be used elsewhere!

    Post # 22
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    732 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Although as a guest I probably wouldn’t notice if a wedding didn’t inlcude favors, I think it is nice to do. I really really like your homemade cookie idea and think you should do that. It sounds like my wedding was similar to yours with the counry-ish element and we did handmade s’mores kits as our favors. It took us a long time to put them together and I was worried people wouldn’t take them, but they were a hit!

    Post # 23
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    3185 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2019

    Fiance and I are doing black salted caramels and whiskey fudge. Each person is getting 2 squares of fudge and 2 squares of caramels. in total it will be like 150 for the favors and the containers they will be in. It will be about 150 people invited to the wedding so it’s $1/person. Not bad IMO. But we also love these caramels and fudge!

    Post # 24
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    2425 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I like home made cookies but don’t forget to write the ingredients on the package just in case of allergies and such. 

    Post # 25
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    1325 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

    ChrissyMary9515:  anyone over 6 does not need a consolation prize for not being the center of attention. 

    Cookies wouldn’t look cheap, but they’d be a ton of work for you. I say skip.

    Post # 26
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

    ChrissyMary9515:  anyone over 6 does not need a consolation prize for not being the center of attention. 

    Cookies wouldn’t look cheap, but they’d be a ton of work for you. I say skip.

    weddingmaven:  hey we have the philosophy! *fist bump*

    Post # 27
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    839 posts
    Busy bee

    This is just my opinion, but I don’t like ‘homemade’ food/jams etc. from a kitchen I don’t know. That might seem uppity, but I don’t know how sanitary the kitchen tools were etc. I’d feel better if they were items done in a commercial kitchen/bakery etc. I knew a woman who used to pass out her homemad jam all the time and her kitchen/home was a filthy mess. Maybe that’s why I turn down all homemade stuff! Haha!

    What about making nice sized donation to a local charity, animal shelter etc and make fancy cards for each place setting, explaining the donation was made on their behalf, as favours? They don’t need to be personalized or anything, they can all say the same thing. I would love to see good money spent that way!

    Post # 28
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    1775 posts
    Buzzing bee

    nobody needs favors- they get cake!

    Post # 29
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    592 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    Can you put the money towards an “experience” for your guests? Our favors are our candy bar and our caricature artist (ha, our wedding sounds like a children’s birthday party, but who cares?). Cookies sound awesome, though.

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