(Closed) Have you ever been to a wedding that you actually liked the favors?

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 61
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Drury Lane Oakbrook

Agree that only the edible ones are my favorites.  I’m Filipino so it’s very common to get wedding favors from the Philippines where you get something cute for an extremely low price.  My aunts used to collect them- Porcelain bells, figurines, Mini champagne glasses, etc. 

In my case, I found a Black Friday deal on The Knot- 1500 personalized hershey kisses for $80.  Score!

Post # 62
1823 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Only 2 weddings I’ve been to had good favours, one was a small bottle of desert wine and the other was a jar of raspberry jam (“spread the love”).  Obviously I’m a fan of edible fabours.  

Post # 63
1782 posts
Buzzing bee

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futuremrsJR:  I don’t want items with other peoples names on them.

I definitely appreciate sweet things as favors. It’s most often Jordan almonds, which I scarf down immediately, and dont have to take with me.

Post # 64
1680 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

If it’s a photo booth pic,  wine or chocolate I enjoy it. Otherwise I don’t pay them any mind.

Post # 65
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

I agree with the idea that edible favors can be good otherwise they often go to waste. I’ve also seen a few times couples have little signs saying “in lieu of favors, we are donating to _______ foundation/charity”. I thought that was cool. 

Post # 66
340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I once got a wine opener! That was great coz I have just moved in with Fiance and when we were going to open a bottle we realised that we didnt have an opener..and the next wkend we got one as a favour! Then I got a salt pepper shakers. I just bought a set from disneyland but I said – well having 2 sets is not bad, you know 1 on each side of a table when you have guests at home – but then the next 3 weddings I attended all gave us salt and pepper shakers! Now I have more shakers than tables!

Post # 67
10 posts
  • Wedding: December 2015

Yes, candy!

Post # 68
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m wondering the same thing. My venue provides a warm pretzel and hot chocolate when the guests leave – can I use this as the favor?!

Post # 69
2079 posts
Buzzing bee


I might like an edible favor but I’m not really a sweets person so when we’ve just had cake and someone is passing out cupcakes, candy, cookies, it seems like overkill to me. I got a little homemade jam once that in theory I like but its been sitting in my cupboard for 18 months so … meh. Still really a waste.

Post # 70
1281 posts
Bumble bee

I actually love favors! – except donations (not judging, I just feel you could do it anyway without  calling it a favor). I dont expect a favor or need one so if you dont have the budget then definitely dont bother but if you do or want to treat people then I’m all for it. Anything edible is the best followed by anything practical- mugs, sunglasses, flipflops etc.. I also love things like candles, soap that I can use. Not a fan if the thing has your name and date on (unless its on a sticker or wrapper I can take off) but otherwise I love little things like this!.  

Post # 71
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I handmade personalized magnets for all of my guests. It took FORVER and I did it alone, but at the end of the night only two were left which I was happy with because there were almost 100 guests. I think people liked them aqnyway and I was pretty proud of myself 🙂

Post # 72
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I agree that I’ve only liked edible favours. i am likely using my favours to double as escort cards to “cut costs.”

Post # 73
1172 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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futuremrsJR:  I like and use two favors:

an ice cream scoop (the couple met while working at an ice cream parlor)

a set of measuring spoons (the couple met while working at a restaurant chef & waitress)


Post # 74
758 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’ve gotten a plastic sculpture of the bride and groom, a glass bell with the bride and grooms name on it, coasters with the bride and grooms picture on it, a fake crystal rose and a seashell (for a beach wedding) ask me how many of those i kept. NONE. The glass rose thing was in the trash before i even left the hotel the plastic sculpture of the bride and groom and the glass bell with their name and date on it i conveninetly forgot. The coasters with their faces on it made it into the trash at home and i gave the seashell to the little girl i babysat for at the time. NOBODY wants anything with the bride and grooms name/date/picture on it. It’s silly and a waste in my opinion. The plastic bride and groom figures must have cost that couple a fortune but many people conveniently forgot them. We’re giving out boxes of Godiva chocolate as favors. I think that’s a great favor. Anything i can eat really is a great favor.

  • This reply was modified 7 years ago by daniellemc.
Post # 75
683 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Ever? Of course, plenty of times. Then again I do not go to a wedding and judge, I appreciate 

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