Post # 47
We are in this debate right now and since it is a destination for our guests (most people will be traveling to Oregon from California) we are doing a welcome picnic and other weekend events, so with travel adn other things we need/want to do, I am thinking no favors as well.
Good on you for figuring out your priorities and sticking to them ^_^
Post # 48
We’re only doing them because chocolates are included with our package. If they weren’t, we’d have nothing! I wouldn’t feel bad at all for this.
Post # 49
@beautifullyboheamian: I am having favors, but I totally see your point. Most times at weddings, the favors aren’t actually functional, and many guests forget to even take them home–leaving the bride and groom $500 poorer and with 132 knick knacks they don’t know what to do with.
I think partly this is because of the influx of personalized favors, where everything says the bride & groom’s name and wedding date. Don’t get me wrong, they’re beautiful, but far less function when Alice and Tom have two mugs in their kitchen cupboard that say “David and Sally.”
I’m with you on the photo strips counting as a favor. So many times I have either forgotten to take home a favor, or I have taken it home and then it winds up being thrown out. The one memento I’ve actually kept from a wedding was…..a photo strip. Which is exacly why I’m doing homemade cookies and photo strips as my favors.
Post # 50
We’re not doing them either. We are doing out of town bags with snacks and water, but that’s not a favor and not at the wedding. I feel like they are a waste, and I always end up not taking mine home. I found a beer coozie recently with a couples name on it who are now divorced… why would I want that?
Post # 51
You won’t get any flack from me. I think favors are a waste of money and are more typical of a sweet sixteen or a child’s birthday party than the vast majority of weddings I’ve been to, including some that were society and extremely high end. In no way are they required.
Post # 52
@beautifullyboheamian: Definitely! I was worried at first, as most of the information I recieved was that you were supposed to have favors, well when I brought the subject up to my mother, she said… “Favors? Really, this isn’t a middle school birthday party, its a wedding.” So it calmed my nerves a bit!
Post # 53
I’m pretty sure we aren’t doing favors either and if we do, it is just going to be a small box with a few hershey’s kisses!
Post # 54
Totally not a big deal to skip favors. Think of all the weddings you’ve been to before you were a bride. do you even remember what the favors were. The strips are definitely gifts enough.
Post # 55
I don’t think people will think you are cheap at all for not doing favors. We did them only because it was something WE wanted to do. We got packets of locally roasted coffee personalized and handed them out in honor of our 1st date being at a coffee shop. We also had a donut truck come and make donuts for people either to eat there or take home to have in the morning with their coffee. It was a HUGE hit – people went crazy over both. That being said, if we didn’t do either, people would have had just as much fun and wouldn’t have missed a thing.
Post # 56
@beautifullyboheamian: I’ve been to a wedding where the photos from the photobooth were your favour, and I thought it was a great idea.
Post # 57
I can’t stand all those corny wedding favors. I agree that the photo booth strip is enough.
Post # 58
Pshh we are not doing favors either .. Animals, pit bulls in particular have a special place in my Fiance and my hearts (we have two of our own) so we will be donating to a local Pit Bull rescue or the SPCA