(Closed) How many favors should I order?

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I got stuck with soooooo many un-taken favours. (jars of jam) I was obsessed with making sure there was one for everyone, and like you, I ordered extra just in case everyone RSVP’d yes.

If you are putting them on the table where people are eating, each person MAY end up taking them.  But if the favour is on a favour table, it will get left behind by almost everyone.  Couples that take them will take only one per couple. 

Anyone want some jam? See me.

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Sounds great. I would say go ahead and order maybe 110 then.  

(For me, my decorator said that the tables would look too busy with the jams at each spot.) Personally, I love it when the favour is at the place setting because it gives you something to look at and talk about (and in your case to do!) when you are waiting.

Post # 6
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46606 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would order 100. If you have leftover cards, you can always donate them to a retirement home, seniors center, mental health drop in etc.

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I was just recently at a wedding where the bride and her family slaved for hours making rock candy and putting them into tiny hand made bags with tissue paper on top. When we were tearing down, there were so many left over each of her bridal party ended up taking like at least five home! I would just order maybe five or ten over what was RSVP’d for, because a lot of people will think “I don’t play cards that often,” or “I have cards at home already,” or, “My SO/DH/Date is already taking one so I don’t need one too,” or even, “I don’t think I’m allowed to take these.”

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