(Closed) Inexpensive wedding favors?

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We actually decided to skip favors all together.  I polled several friends and none of them seemed to really care about favors at weddings they’ve attended.  I’d decided to take that money and use it for areas guests would appreciate more… food, etc. 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My Mother-In-Law made delicious no bake cookies and put them in small chinese take out boxes. Everyone loved them and begged for more.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m skipping favors. (After reading a lot of WB threads, so many people say they’re really not needed).

But before we decided to skip them, we were going to make a CD–that’s pretty cheap if you own all the music already.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m doing cupcakes in a jar! I’m so excited about making them.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I am doing ornaments because my mom and I love christmas and purple damask ink pens.  Honestly if no one takes them I will love them!! And since I got them from Michael’s I can still return them as well if I so decide (wink wink).  We are also doing a candy buffet because the kids requested it.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

@crebre80: Ornaments! What a great idea!  That is one favor that I would actually take and use!  I usually hate favors because they’re often trinkets that I have no use for.  I usually keep them for a few weeks till I stop feeling guilty and then pitch them.  But, ornaments are the perfect solution!  All of my ornaments have special memories tied to them and I would love to have an ornament that helped me remember someone’s wedding.  Wish I would have thought of that one… Wink

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

We did mini-donuts in a box.  Darling Husband is a cop, so they had to turn up somewhere, and my mom wouldn’t let me have a donut cake….

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We made cookies. One sugar cookie in the shape of a wedding cake, and one chocolate pixie. It was extra cheap for me b/c we baked at my mom’s house so she paid for ingredients! I just put them in little bags that probably cost $5 for 100, and tied them with twine and a favor tag I made out of a stamp and cardstock.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m making chocolate covered pretzel rods. I’m packaging them 2 to a bag. Super cheap and super tasty.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

When it came to favors, we decided to skip them because all the inexpensive ones were cheesy and/or cheap looking and not something we thought people would want to keep. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agonized over favors too, then decided to ditch them altogether since the photobooth and all night open bar would probably be more appreciated than a favor!  I did come across relatively cheap scented votives…and almost everyone seems to enjoy edible favors!

Don’t feel bad if you decide not to do favors…it really isn’t something that guests are going to miss.  Besides, in my opinion, guests that expect favors are just as bad as brides who expect wedding gifts 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We were thinking about doing a donation in our guests’ honor.  I think we might pick an engagement picture of us, have copies made, and add text at the bottom that goes something like this…

“In lieu of favors, we have made a donation to [Charity] in honor of the guests of the [name] & [name] wedding.”

or this…

“In lieu of favors, the Bride & Groom have made a donation in your name to [Charity].”

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

We did chocolate dipped fortune cookies from fancyfortunecookies.com. You can choose the what the fortune says and they have a lot of colors/flavors. We chose red/cherry and used quotes about love for the fortunes. The cookies are tasty and had a thicker layer of chocolate than I expected.  We had a Groupon for them so they were extra cheap but I think even without the Groupon, they are inexpensive. 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We are doing scratch off lotto tickets. I really don’t like favors, edible ones are ok, but I am always the one to throw favors out. So the lotto ticket seems fun and inexpensive for us, and just the right amount of cheesy-ness 🙂

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