(Closed) Favors… favorable or not?

posted 6 years ago in Favors
  • poll: What do you think about favors at weddings?
    It would be weird/I would be offended if there wasn't any favors. : (18 votes)
    18 %
    Favors are nice, but not necessary. I wouldn't notice their absence. : (64 votes)
    63 %
    Favors are a complete waste of money and I never take mine. : (18 votes)
    18 %
    Other, explain below. : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 4
    1916 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    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.

    Post # 5
    3092 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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. 

    Post # 6
    2692 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    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.

    Post # 8
    1710 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

    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.

    Post # 9
    2863 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    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! 

    Post # 10
    1681 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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?

    Post # 11
    5956 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    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.

    Post # 13
    1460 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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. 

    Post # 15
    4518 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I almost never want them — even the edible ones. I’m usually travelling and don’t really want to carry anything with me.

    Post # 16
    3082 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @bridalprincess:  Same. I wouldn’t be offended, but I would definitely notice that they weren’t there. 

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