(Closed) How necessary are favors?

posted 10 years ago in Favors
  • poll: How necessary are favors at a reception?
    Totally necessary : (8 votes)
    8 %
    Nice touch, but not necessary : (69 votes)
    68 %
    Not worth the effort : (24 votes)
    24 %
    Other (explain!) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 32
    Member
    34 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    @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
    Member
    1454 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    @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
    Member
    3331 posts
    Sugar bee

    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
    Member
    661 posts
    Busy bee
    • 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
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    4566 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
    Member
    10216 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    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 # 39
    Member
    206 posts
    Helper bee

    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
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    873 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    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
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    426 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    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. 

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