(Closed) Im not doing favors!!

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Ariadne:  +1. Exactly! Well said!

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@paula1248:  I’ve been to a couple of weddings where they did give favours; although they did vary quite a bit… bottle openers, chocolates, candles, stubby coolers…

Never actually went to an Aussie wedding where they didn’t do them – but each to their own!

Post # 34
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ksus07:  I must admit Queensland is the only mainland state where I haven’t been to a wedding, so it could be a bit different there. Anyway, I suspect wedding favours are a comparatively recent imported-from-America trend wherever you are in Australia. Not that there’s anything wrong with that – who doesn’t like a bit of chocolate – but it means no one will miss them.

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

ITA.  We didn’t do them either.  We hosted and paid for drinks the night before and catered a picnic in Central park the next day along with a full sit down dinner complete with multiple courses, open bar, butlered appetizers, multiple cake flavors, eclairs and fruit.

We also hosted an after party in our suite and kept the alcohol flowing until 6 a.m.

We did ‘dress up’ the tables with some ‘love notes’ for each of the guests.  Everyone’s was different and judging by the social media love, people seemed to like it.  But I definitely would not consider it a favor and have no regrets about not having them because I’d rather give people experiences and thoughts, instead of some useless trinket (or Jordan almonds πŸ˜‰

Post # 36
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

No favors for us either.  Instead we donated 500$ to the Canadian Cancer Society on behlaf of our guests.

That made me happy and less work. πŸ˜‰

Post # 37
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Honestly, most weddings I’ve been to the favors are left behind.  Nobody wants a trinket with your wedding date except maybe your parents and bridal party (if that), and those small flints of champagne are usually nasty.  We weren’t going to do a favor, but our venue decided to throw in chocolate truffle favors in for free… can’t say no to free

Post # 39
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Future Mrs K:  this sounds like a super fun and crafty idea! Could you give some more information/pics/websites to explain how you pulled it off? Would love to learn more! πŸ™‚

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

We aren’t either.  πŸ™‚

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I didn’t do favors. I did have take-home bags on the candy buffet.

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My friend is doing the photobooth pictures as her favours, they’re providing a frame for them though. But I think even just the picture is enough of a favour πŸ™‚

Post # 43
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@beautifullyboheamian:  I’ve been battling this for a few weeks now.. I don’t know what the heck I’m going to do about favors. IF I decide to do them, it wouldn’t be till a month before the wedding when I check to see where our budget stands. If there’s enough for favors, I’m going to have cake pops made by a lady who does them out of her house. They’re Ah-mazzing and I really think the guests will enjoy them. If it’s not in the budget, oh well!! We’re already paying $110 per person at the reception, NOT including the hors d’oeuvres that we still need to pick. I doubt anyone will be so upset about favors that usually stay on the table or end up in one’s trash upon arriving home. That’s why I’d just do a simple edible favor that the majority of the guests will enjoy, if I do them. 

 

Post # 44
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I didn’t do favors, either. I think they’re usually pretty tacky. Not always, but usually.

I wanted to put more money into great food and top-shelf booze. I know my crowd. πŸ˜‰

Post # 45
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Our venue provides favors or else I would have skipped.

We are getting married at a brewery and they make custom engraved glasses we design for each guest πŸ™‚ 

Post # 46
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m considering the same! The only favour I can remember actually using was a candle that became handy during a power outage and a small bottle of apple cider with the couple’s names on it. That was a good beverage that went with my lunch the following day. The cider came with a bag full of junk that I can’t even remember. 

I’m leaning towards ditching them too!

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