Post # 17
I think your pretzel idea sounds perfect. I honestly wouldn’t take a magnet or a compact. For our wedding, we’re having a popcorn bar. We wanted to ditch the favors entirely, but a few people balked. I figure popcorn is pretty cheap, and they supply the bags and everything.
Post # 18
Could you do magnet save the dates? Same function, but they would be actually useful before the wedding. I like the idea of edible favors, or you could craft something like a little flower you grew in a pot with your wedding info stamped on, and keep it under a dollar.
Post # 19
you can pick a favor then design a label to personalize them! The Avery labels that you can buy at any office supply store come in all kinds of shapes and sizes & have downloadable templates for word, photoshop, illustrator, etc so they’re really easy to use
Post # 20
Right now for me the edible favour portion is on hold as the caterer at the venue is very strict on any foods being allowed in other than hers (she’d prefer guests to buy a chocolate bar from her shop than eat our pretzels) so until I get the clear on those I am certianly driving for non-edible favours.
The things that I found don’t look like the greatest but at the same time they are on clearance with decent reviews. I’ve also been looking at various wedding websites trying to find favours (slow day for me!) and I’m also thinking about perhaps having matchbooks with our names/date so there is still the personalization aspect with the practicallity included.
Post # 21
I wouldn’t want that from a friend or family. Sorry.
Post # 22
You’ve posted before about how tight your budget is. In light of that, I would either skip favors all together (no one will miss them) or go with something cheap and edible. The magnet and the compact are a no for me.
Post # 23
There has actually been some recent changes so the budget isn’t nearly as tight as it used to be, I didn’t want to really post anything about it in fear I would jinx myself! The original budget was $2000 but now we are at $3000 with the favours included. I’ve done the math and we now can afford a $5000 wedding no problems if we really wanted to but we are just keeping costs lower so we can afford a honeymoon and that on top of it!
I was originally going to cut a lot of things like the favours but now that the cash is available and it won’t break the bank we’ve decided to get whatever we can!
Post # 24
What the hell is wrong with a magnet? I like magnets! Who doesn’t like those…? I use them for all kinds of crap, and its on the fridge, I don’t have to read it, I don’t care what it says because the one for the plumber, the heater and from our local State Farm lady are all up there too….all I need to know, is which one has the take out menu for the Chinese place with the bomb ass drunken noodles..
Do the magnet, its a great idea and it WILL get used, just don’t get upset if its like…holding up a dry cleaning ticket, you know?
Post # 25
I would not want a magnet with someone’s name on it to put on my fridge indefinitely. A save the date is different. But as a favor? Heck no. Not even if it was from my sister. Sorry.
Post # 26
@JessicaJupiter: I would use these as Save-the-Dates, not favors. I personally don’t put any magnet on my fridge and I wouldn’t use it. I think you need to rethink this choice, because although you can afford it, it doesn’t mean it’s a good expense.
Post # 27
Is it absolutely mandatory that you have a favor where you live? Honestly, most favors I have ever received at any wedding are some piece of junk I either don’t take home at all, or put in the donation box to my local thrift shop the minute I get home.
Even some edible favors are a waste of money.
Have you considered just rewarding yourself for all your hard work and spending the extra budget money on your honeymoon?
I’m sure most of your guests would be happy to know that you had an upgraded room or a great dinner out.
Post # 29
I’m not a fan of the magnet and would never use it (or the compact). I found these cute buttons on Etsy though (: I definitely think edible favours are the way to go, but these are nice too! Maybe you could do wildflower seeds or something? That would be cheap and sweet!
Post # 30
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
I think the matchbook idea is cute, and the best one you’ve had yet. I love collecting matchbooks from hotels and such…I keep them displayed in a huge jug.
Post # 31
I think magnets are fine, but I wouldn’t want one. Also, this is an “era” of stainless steel brushed appliances… stainless steel is non-magnetic. I wouldn’t be able to use this even if I wanted to.
I think it’s a little odd of a gift (They were already at your wedding, have your invitation/Save the date if you sent one + any photos they took) and I don’t think they need any more reminders of your wedding (If anything I would’ve made a thank-you magnet without my wedding info on it), but if this is what works for you, go for it. I just hope that the magnet is actually useful, I haven’t found many printed on sheets that hold for anything.