(Closed) Favors: Necessary or not?

posted 10 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Favors: Necessary?
    Of Course! : (3 votes)
    8 %
    Not Really! : (34 votes)
    92 %
  • Post # 3
    221 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    Definitely not. I think eliminating them is an easy way to save money.

    Post # 4
    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm

    I hope not, because I dont think we are doing them!  At this point I’d like to do the Out of Town bags, and might have a make-shift photobooth at the reception and send a photo out of each person with our thank yous, or maybe a cd of the photos.  The last wedding I went to had a box with like 3 sugar heart candies which I ate at the wedding, so for me they really could have cut that out of the budget.  

    Post # 5
    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2008

    someone did this same poll in the last week…

    Post # 6
    1896 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

    I say nope.  It’s a nice touch, and a way to make your wedding unique in the minds of your guests.  But if you’re a budget-buster and need to trim some wed-fat, favorless is fine!

    Post # 8
    174 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I’m glad you asked because I missed the first poll! I’m happy to see that everyone so far has voted NO, because we’re not having them.

    Post # 9
    181 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2006

    we didn’t have them and i’m almost certain no one noticed.

    Post # 10
    35 posts
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We may forge the wedding favors.

    Post # 11
    7 posts
    • Wedding: April 2009

    For budget reasons I am also thinking of not doing favors. Of all the weddings I ahve attended threw the years I no longer have any of the little trinkets that were given as favors.

    Post # 12
    3331 posts
    Sugar bee

    I totally intended to skip favors completely, but including them was something that was important to my mom.  For whatever reason, she couldn’t imagine a wedding without those Jordan almonds (maybe it’s an Italian thing?) so she’s buying them and putting them together for us.  Personally, I haven’t been to a wedding yet where the favor was something memorable or useful.  That doesn’t mean they’re not out there, but for me, it just wasn’t something worth spending money on.

    Post # 13
    456 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I’d say they’re pretty unneccessary, but we’re having them anyway. We’re doing wildflower seed packets (my wedding’s super brightly colored with a daisy and butterflies theme in everything), and I’m making the packets myself and buying the seeds bulk, so all together it’ll run us about $50 for the 200-400 (not sure yet >_<) guests. Since it’s not costing much, we didn’t see any reason to eliminate them. I wouldn’t spend a lot of money tho.

     Also, from what I’ve read, it’s a very regional thing. I’m in the SouthEast, and evidently it’s WAY more common to have favors around here than up North or out West. So I’ve never been to a wedding without them, but I still don’t think I’d be offended if there weren’t any.

    I really like the idea of doing a donation in lieu of favors. I was going to do that before I decided to do the seeds. The good thing about that is you don’t have to tell anyone how much you donated, so you can just do an amount you can afford. And it can be to a meaningful charity, so it makes it personal.

    And lastly, Jordan almonds are an Italian thing ^_^

    Post # 14
    339 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I don’t think so, whenever I receive one I’m like wth am i supposed to do with this? Food is the only decent one, and even then you already have had a lot that evening anyway.

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