(Closed) Favors- yes, no?!

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Why not bake something yourself? Or do some canning and make preserves? These will come out to be quite inexpensive per guest, probably less then $1/person, depending on what you make.

Post # 19
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I know a lot of people are saying favours are a waste, but honestly I’ve never been to or even heard of a wedding without them. I would go with a candy bar – you can fill up jars with candy and let guests take some treats home. Buy in bulk, it will save a bundle 🙂

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am giving away flower bulbs, and with the gift wrap they are going to be less than $1 each… i am not sure what your theme is but that might be an idea…

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We are not doing favors. Our wedding is desintation and trying to figure out something that is “us” that will not cost a fortune to bring with us and will not break was just not working out. We are providing out guests with an excellent menu and top of the line alcohol for four hours…. I think that will be sufficient 🙂

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We are having a candy bar, but only because I am obssessed with candy.

Our favours are home-made peanut butter balls. Made 400 of them, cost me $30 total? They always get devoured when I made them at Christmas so I figured they’d be a hit!

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

i definitely think you should do some type of edible favor. they are usually inexpensive and the guests will actually eat them, not just toss them. for my favors, i am filling small plastic bags with bulk trail mix and putting a thank-you sticker on them. they are easy, quick, and will end up being about .75 each.

Post # 24
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Newbee

We sort of did favors, but treated them more as snacks. We had cute, retro-looking popcorn boxes that doubled as centerpieces amongst some big flower arrangements (necessary because we had very long banquet tables) and people just ate them during the reception. Also, we had candied bacon(!) that was distributed after dinner but before dessert.

This was a fairly casual, outdoor wedding so I don’t know if it would work for you… but there was neither popcorn nor bacon left uneaten!

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Do something quick to eat. Maybe fancy mints? Or a godiva chocolate? Or something you make yourself? You could also give away flower seeds

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

@oracle: Lotto ticket favors would be really cute! Like, “Hope you’re as lucky in life as we are in love!” or something?

Post # 27
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

In my opinion, a donation is more meaningful than a trinket someone is going to toss on a shelf. It’s going to a good cause. 

Post # 28
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

We did personalized tic-tacs- found a special flavor that came in our wedding colors, and I created labels- was just a little over $1 each.

Post # 29
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My sister suggested that I shouldn’t do favors and I almost took her advice but really wanted something. I ended up buying little jars of Bonne Maman jam from Amazon. I purchased an inexpensive fabric from Joann’s and twine from Wal-Mart. My mother cut out the fabric into circles for the tops, held together by the twine. Then on address labels we put our names, the date and “Spread the Love”. They were the cutest and all I had to do was give the items to my mother to put together. I didn’t get a lot of feedback from them but I loved how they looked when we spread them out on the tables. I had about 150 guest and spent maybe around a $100 on them. I figured that not everyone was going to want one (guys, kids) and not everyone stays for the reception so I also made just a few under the guests that I would have.

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We’re not doing favors! Doesn’t get any easier! 😉

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Just save your money and skip the favor.  We had a “cheap” favor about $1.50 pp and it totally was not worth it.  I’d skip it and put that money towards something else.

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