Post # 32
@those of you who are doing donations as favors – how are you letting your guests know about the donation? Are you all doing little signs on the tables like McG817? I had planned on skipping favors, but our cat died this summer, and we’d like to make a donation to the Austin Humane Society. I wasn’t sure how to let the guests know about the donation though, and I’d like to avoid having extra printed paper products. Thanks!
Post # 33
@fiftyfootbride the spoons are random! They’re supposed to be something you stir into coffee or hot chocolate to flavor it. Now THAT is random to give as a favor.
I almost like weddings better without them… I mean, hello, you fed us, played us music, gave us all sorts of visual and edible goodies!!!! We are doing a donation post-wedding in our guests’ names to our fave charity just since I know we’re getting mostly $$ for our wedding. I would do this as a favor or not, so, why not!
Post # 34
Personally, I don’t think favors are mandatory. I wouldn’t have done them at all, but my mom insisted on doing the Jordan Almonds (an Italian tradition). Fiftyfoot–I think the photo booth is plenty!
Post # 35
- Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA
The photobooth is such a great idea, I think it’s plenty for a favor. I’ve never heard of anyone NOT loving the concept!
Post # 36
I would LOVE to think that people would come without expecting anything in return… but sometimes people are just selfish. Mostly, though, I think that people love favors if they are done well and elegantly!
Post # 37
i like the smile booth as a favor, but i’m a huge fan of the edible favors.. oddly enough candy buffets haven’t made it to my area yet and people are going crazy for them!! (I thought they were passe!)
Post # 38
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
@crebre- it’s easy to think trends in the wedding world are passe. it’s all in a pressurecooker in here, but regular people don’t read/obsess/know about everything that’s going on in wedding mags/sites/etc. 🙂
so to the outside world, i guess it’s easy for us to be hip. 🙂
Post # 39
To me favors (most of them) seem like a waste of money and time. Edible favors are probably the most practical. I came home from a wedding once where their favor was little candles with the bride and groom’s name on them. Lets just say I know have about 55 little candles that say Nick and Danielle on them. Noone even took the candles home, even though they were cute. I think a donation to a great charity is the best way to go!!
Post # 40
The worst favour I’ve ever seen was a mini plastic frame with a picture of the bride and groom with a tacky poem about how much they loved each other. That’s nice for them….but I think the favour should be more for the guest. Nobody wants to take home a badly taken picture as their favour. My housemate put it on the stove with a collection of bizarre items, and it fell behind the stove at some point…it’s probably still in that apartment.
Post # 41
def. doing a photobooth and that’s all the favor that my guests are getting! A picture is the only thing I like to take home from a wedding (except cake). I did attend a wedding last year, however, where the favor was a glass coaster that you could place a picture in. BUT you could only take one. Luckily, many people left without theirs so I got 5.. otherwise, I would’ve thought that it sucked.
favors def. not mandatory.