- 6 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
What do you think?
What do you think?
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I ended up having three favors: handkerchiefs to wave during our second line parade, fortune cookies, and mardi gras beads with our names on them. Two out of three were gifted to me, so I didn’t really care and people loved them in the moment. I’m not really concerned as to whether or not they used them afterwards.
eta: I also had a photobooth, which maybe counts as a fourth favor, but I know some people don’t think of it that way.
I love the idea of giving favors.
The thing is I had no idea I was ever being given a favor at a wedding. They were always edible, and eaten 🙂 but I just thought oh this is a nice thing that I’m going to eat…and only now that I’m planning my wedding do I know the significance of those nice pieces of candy on the table.
Since I had no idea they were favors I would not have been bothered at all if they weren’t there. It was just a nice something extra.
I love favors, gigving them and getting them. While I wouldn’t be offended, i would notice they were missing. I like to keep a momento from events I attend: baby showers, bridal showers, weddings, etc. Also, while I like edible favors, i don’t prefer them. Once they are eaten, where is the momento of that event: in your stomach LOL.
@bridalprincess: Haha. Very true! I’ve been posting about this for a few days, and everyone is all over the board. We’re having a photobooth – I think those pictures will be the favor and we’ll call it a day. Now to decide if we have to buy frames or not… ah! haha
I personally don’t care for favors…they end up in my closet, and I think they look cheesy. We are trying to figure out what to do about our weddng and trying to find a useful, pretty way to do favors. We are thinking about combination escort card/favors of flavored sugar (cinnamon, vanilla, lemon, etc.) in pretty jars tied with a ribbon of our colors and a little tag with the guest’s name and table on the front. On the back will say something like “love is sweet” or something like that…still a little cheesy though, lol.
waste of money unless they are something that is multi purpose or is cheap. Mints or little candies are inexpensive so not a huge waste if no one takes them if you feel like you MUST have a favor.
I’ve seen people use escort cards that double as favors- mason jars with their name on it, an apple/pear/orange with their name tied around the stem etc. I will most likely be doing mason jar escort card/favors mainly because I bought over 100 jars when I was planning on using them as centerpieces so I need to use those bad boys!
The only favor I ever received that wasn’t tacky or cheap was a small bottle of homemade wine. Aside from that, I HATE getting favors. What am I supposed to do with a plastic wine cork or a plastic diamond ring keychain? I always end up throwing them away and wish the couple would have spent the money on something more useful. Why give every guest a $1 nothing when you could give $200 to the Ronald McDonald House for a family to be able to stay with a sick child?
You know, I honestly wouldn’t even notice if I attended a wedding where there were no favors. I’ve always been of the mindset that being invited, fed and entertained is favor enough. I always attribute favors to showers and things like that, more feminine gatherings, where they’ll be noticed AND appreciated.
They’re such a waste of money and not needed. I’ll be glad when they’re no longer a wedding “staple”. I always feel bad leaving them but leave them anyway.
I almost never want them — even the edible ones. I’m usually travelling and don’t really want to carry anything with me.
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