(Closed) Favors, por favor?

posted 3 years ago in Favors
  • poll:
    A takeaway, like a koozie, glass, pashmina, etc : (2 votes)
    5 %
    An edible, like a cookie or candy bar : (31 votes)
    70 %
    Nothing : (10 votes)
    23 %
    Something else (but what?) : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Don’t need ’em! Nobody will miss them, seriously. I don’t need a memento of anyone else’s wedding, and certainly not a koozie, glass, candle, bottle opener or any other cheapie item. 
    Sure, you could do edible favors, but if you’re providing enough quality food during the reception, your guests probably don’t need a candy apple, smores box or chocolate covered anything to take home. 

    Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

    I’ve decided that favors aren’t necessary. Most people leave them behind or they aren’t needed beyond that day like anything personalized with names, dates etc., that the couple finds cute but is completely useless to anyone else. Edible favors are the only ones I would consider but even that seems unnecessary at an event with plenty of food and drinks. I always left the favors behind and didn’t realize it until coming to WB. One was a miniature wine bottle – don’t care for wine, one was a bag of pastel coated hard candy – gross but nicely presented and the last was a personalized fridge magnet.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Favors are completely unnecessary. Skip them and save yourself the headache. We were going to have Smarties in little bags, but the bags fell apart. So I made a donation to WWF Canada and put little cards at each guest’s place setting to let them know. No one missed the favours, and I felt like we did something good with the money.

    Post # 5
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    brereuther :  Definitely something edible. I just feel like it’s impossible to know what everybody at your wedding would want or need so treats are always the best option. Plus, after a few hours of dancing they’re going to want a little something to munch on and candy bars or cookie bars or whatever can hold them over. I have several aunts and many cousins so each of them are baking some kind of dessert for our wedding. Just adding some boxes so they can also count as favors and wala, a late night snack and favor in one.

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    The best favors I’ve gotten have all been tasty edibles. If I want a permanent momento, I’d rather just have a picture from that night. I’m a dork and actually really love the photo booth/selfie station more than I would care about a favor. With keepsakes, I feel guilty getting rid of them, but they end up just taking up space and making me feel like a packrat. I always think it’s depressing to see personalized favors or wedding party gifts on the shelves of thrift stores.

    I’ve mentioned this before on these boards, but when trying to decide if we should do wedding favors, my fiance and I found that most people in our family couldn’t accurately remember whether or not previous family weddings even had them or what they were. Definitely skippable to make room for other things in your budget! As a guest, I’d much prefer the late-night snack to a take-home gift.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    their favors were an excellent funk band, an open bar, and delicious food 🙂

     

    But typiccally the ones I like at weddings are edible

    Post # 9
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    154 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    We’re doing little burlap bags of coffee beans! We met at Starbucks, so our thought was something coffee related would be a cute momento, somewhat practical, and also wouldn’t make a huge dent in the budget. 

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    brereuther :  I am doing an edible (most likely a cookie), and a donation in their name to a charity. Most charities will give you something to present to your guests that mentions the donation. SO and I are huge animal lovers, so we are picking a charity that reflects that. I would rather spend my money on something meaningful, and I hope my guests can appreciate that as well. 

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee

    I’d always go for something edible/consumable. We are doing coffee favors for our brunch reception. 

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    Id LOVE a late night snack or take home snack vs something permanent.

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    brereuther :  yea, our pets are our family. My dog is going to be our flower girl! I feel like if you provide an edible and the donation that it will be well received. 

     

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