Post # 1
I keep going back and forth about what to do for wedding favours. The budget for wedding favours is small but I am crafty-DIY sort of girl so happy to put lots of effort/time in. I’ve had some really nice favours such as a cute little bird sat on a clothes peg, sounds odd but it was really unique and a little momento, then others i’ve had a sugared almond which is just..well… meh.
Originally we were going to have welshcakes as the wedding is in Wales and most people are coming from away but it just seems a bit naff considering it is a really foodie weeding, think fish and chips, ice cream, hogroast, cheese tower, sweets. Will they really want a food favour too? I’ve seen cool packets of seeds and tea based favours which are cool too, booze is good too for our friends.
What are peoples thoughts? What have been your favourite favours?
Post # 2
Anything food. For no trash and DIY, maybe making shortbread/cookies?
Post # 3
FOOOOOD! Sweets! One of the best wedding favors I had was a box of 6 Godiva chocolates for each person. Oooh so good
Post # 4
Edibles. Even if it’s a foodie wedding, edibles are ALWAYS appreciated at the end of the night.
Post # 5
I agree with the above- but just not those pastel colored candies (I think they’re almonds?) I have yet to find someone who loves those.
We weren’t planning on doing favors at all, but in the end, my friend who was helping organize decided the tables would look too bare, and decided to make rice crispy treats. They were delicious!
Post # 6
I always love edible favors.
Post # 7
I love edible favors. If I can’t eat it, I most likely will leave it behind.
Post # 8
always food haha. welsh cakes are delicious and I would be stoked to get them as a favour!
Post # 9
I’ll stick with the welshcakes then if the consensus is food haha! I wasn’t expecting that for some reason. For the oveseas-bees these are welsh cakes, halfway between a scone and a ermm..something else but not quiet like a scone, they are nice with different fillings like ginger, or chocolate orange –
There will already be loads of sweets on a dresser in the bar.
Post # 10
I think most favors chosen by us mere mortals are a complete waste of money. Knowing how much time is spent to produce these things, it always saddens me to see some DIY craft, potted plant, packet of seeds etc left on the tables.
I also think that most edible favors are unnecessary and appear like bit of an afterthought. You’ve already wined and dine me all evening, does a macaron or a truffle or two really make a difference?
If I had to choose I would choose an edible favor, a mini bottle or wine or licqueur.
If I had my druthers, I’d rather you spend your $ on other items.
Post # 11
I like food favors because pretty much everyone has a house full of stuff — and they don’t need any more of it. I don’t think an edible favor will appear like an afterthought if you find some really cute way to present/package it.
Post # 13
We are doing M&Ms in our wedding colors and small chocolate bars with a cute little design on the wrapper that say “Love is the greatest adventure” I didn’t really want to do favors at all but my mom suggested them and was really excited about it so I figured why not!
I think food favors really are the way to go since they are the easiest for mass appeal.
Post # 14
Quite honestly save your money. Favors are so pointless. It would be one thing if it had some meaning — I was once at a wedding where the bride and groom had canned some jam that was an old family recipe — but if you don’t have anything like that, I would save your money. That isn’t what people remember about weddings.
Post # 15
If you reall, really, really want to do favours then these are a nice touch however, I agree with PPs who say favours are unecessary. There is no favour I would want as a guest, and my observation at both weddings and corporate events is that these things get left behind / thrown away.