(Closed) Favors or no?

posted 6 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Should we do favors?
    You must : (21 votes)
    22 %
    No favors : (22 votes)
    23 %
    I don't care if I get a favor or not at a wedding : (52 votes)
    55 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    No favors!  You don’t want to, your family apparently doesn’t care about them, and you’re doing an Out of Town bag.  Don’t beat your head against the wall just because its something other brides have done.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    At the most recent wedding I was at, I didn’t receive a favor. I did receive and Out of Town bag, which I was not expecting and was really cute. I didn’t even realize it until about a week later that I hadn’t received a favor. No ones really going to put up a stink about no favor.

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Anymore, it seems that favors aren’t always the norm or necessary.  If your family doesn’t seem to be into them, then toss the idea and spend that money on the bar, or there are tons of ideas for candy, cookie, dessert bars.  If anyone does ask about the favors, indicate to them that you thought guests would much more appreciate a few extra drinks or snacks than a favor they won’t want 😉

    Post # 6
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We actually did charity “Favors.” We donated to a private inner city school that takes inner city youth… It’s actually really cool, but anyways we saw this post on pintrest where this couple donated to charity… then got minicards – they are these little cards that look like mini bookmarks… they are on moo.com…. and just put on the back ” In leiu of traditional favors, we have donated to (list charity here) in honor of our wedding guests, thank you for sharing our day with us” or something like that… I think it’s a nice practical favor and it still shows your guests your’re thinking of them… and if they want to take one of the little cards they can, but don’t have to… and they were only like $20 for 100….. so you’re not out a super lot… the trick is deciding how much you want to donate.. but just a thought…. If you’re family doesn’t seem to mind, then I wouldn’t worry about it if you don’t want to 🙂

     

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I have actually only been to 1 wedding that had favors and they had golf tees with their names on them. Something I would never use and the friends/family I went with wouldn’t use either. IMO it was a waste of their money. (I should maybe mention I live in smalltown Kansas so things are a little different here then say NYC lol).

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Most weddings I’ve been to had edible wedding favors which usuallly never made it out the door! I’ve had homemade syrup which was very yummy. We got to take home a centerpiece from another wedding which was a nice glass vase with silk roses.

    I like seeing the favors at weddings, but if you don’t want to have them, then I wouldn’t worry about it. I think your Out of Town bags are a pretty big gift in itself 🙂

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    The last wedding I went to didn’t do favors. they were paying for the entire thing themselves and i just dont think it was in their budget. The wedding before that, did have favors but they were just a couple bite size chocolate bars and most people ate them while waiting for their dinner. guess they were hungry. unless you have an idea that you really want to do, i wouldn’t feel that you have to do them.

     

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I love getting favors 🙂 It’s not the REASON I go to the wedding, but it makes me feel that the couple is acknowledging that they are glad we came to their day. I did favors to thank our guests (we also wrote out thank you cards) and to further show some of our character (they were fortune cookies with cheesy love fortunes in them!)

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I’m also having a formal wedding and am opting to not have favors. My mother was at a loss for words when I told her I was interested in spending $ on them. 

    I think favors are sometimes a generational thing. For instance, at the weddings I have attended we always end up continuing the party after the reception ends so no one feels like lugging favors to clubs/bars. 

     

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @LovelyLaura:  oh that’s a really cute and lovely idea!

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    If you don’t want to do favors, don’t.  I don’t think anyone will mind.  If you do do them, go with something edible (that actually tastes good)

     

    Post # 14
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    411 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Im not giving out favors. They seem like a waste of money. Every wedding i have been to its always been chocolate or shot glasses… no use for either.

    Post # 15
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    433 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @MissNumbers:  

    If you’re doing an Out of Town bag, then I’d say it’s fine because in a way, the Out of Town bag is the wedding favor. Definition of the wedding favor in my book, is something you give to the guests as a little present and thank you, so it counts. 

    I, am not doing an Out of Town, and instead chose to do nice wedding favors, but I am not doing both. (I’m reversed). 

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee

    I think favors are a huge waste of money and something no one cares about. Skip them.

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