Post # 1
I’m new to this board and hope some of the bees can help.
No offense to anyone, but I absolutely despise wedding favors, I find them to be a waste of money. When I attend weddings, I never take them because I don’t care for them.
My fiance is thinking of a photo booth, and haveING he pic they get as a favor, but most older family will not get the concept.
Then, I thought of something edible because its practical, but we’re having a Vienesse Hour, so that’s overkill..
Any suggestions?? I also thought of doing the leftover Vienesse hour treats in a box as a favor, but that might be tacky!
Post # 3
We skipped favors 🙂
No one seemed to notice or care.
Does your wedding have a theme that you could play off? What exactly is a Vienesse hour?
Post # 4
There is always the option of saying “screw it” to the wedding favors. What are some things that standout about your wedding? What season is it etc.
Post # 5
Honestly I wouldn’t care ONE bit if there weren’t favors at a wedding I attend. I mean they just fed me and gave me a nice night…
Post # 6
I’m probably the only Bee on here to say this, but I notice when a bride and groom don’t do favors, and I’m a little offended that they couldn’t go to the trouble.
What about a donation to a charity?
Post # 7
REALLY? I FEEL BAD SKIPPING.
A VH is an extra hour I added to our reception where they will roll out all kinds of desserts, ice cream, cotton candy, etc…. AND because there is so much of it left over, I was going to get cute little boxes for my guest to take them home..
Thanks for responding…
Post # 8
Do you have any charities that either of you donate to? My father passed away from huntington’s disease almost 8 years ago, so we are leaving notecards on the tabel to say “In lieu of wedding favors, we are donating money to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.”
I feel like that will be a tribute to my father who is unable to be there!
Post # 9
Agree! I feel kind of bad.
I notice when I don’t get them at a wedding, BUT have a few months.
A charity might be nice as well!
Didn’t even think of that….
Post # 10
We’re not doing favors — the last few weddings I’ve attended haven’t had them either.
Post # 11
I really identify with anything Diabetes related. Might go that route.
My dad is a diabetic and has suffered many years with it…
Post # 12
@JVSBRIDE: if you have little boxes where people can take some desserts home, that will work as your favor! Maybe put some stickers on the boxes saying your name and your husband’s name and the date of the wedding!
Post # 13
I totally agree about hatred of favors. I think they are mainly horrible and a waste. I am going to do a donation to charities with some type of tag or note somewhere that we made the donation in each guests name, etc.
My future Mother-In-Law is pretty into the favors though so I have been trying to think of cool things to give away to make her happy. I have thought about mini liquer or wine bottles, champagne or limoncello in particular. I have also thought about french macarrons in a clear bag, like three stacked, or a nice cooke with our initials in all white. Essentially, something that can be eaten and is classic and as chic as a favor can be (if possible at all!).
The last idea I had, and we are an Italian family but it would work for anyone I think, is to get big clear apothocary jars and fill them with our favorite homemade cookie recipe of our closest relatives and then print the recipe on a little note card and let people make a baggie to go. I saw some really cute muslim bags on etsy that were less than $1 each that were stamped with cute things, french or european stylings.
That is all I have for now!
Post # 14
@Lolasmomma: oh that is a good idea! Then all your leftover food won’t go to waste!
Post # 15
I wasn’t keen on the idea of doing the traditional favor but didn’t want to completely ignore the idea either. SO, we went with the donation route. We created a “favor” that told about the donation & related it to our families. It actually was very well received by our guests!
Post # 16
We had a charity table – 3 different charities we chosen, and our guests each got 3 tokens to divide up to the charities as they chose.
We put little signs that described each charity, and counted them up later and donated $1 per token to the applicable charity.