Post # 1
My fiance and I are pretty much paying for the enitre wedding ourselves (my mother has chipped in the best she can and my father is giving us a small honeymoon) and we dont really have the extra money to spend on the little things like favors. Is it rude to not have wedding favors?
Post # 3
We didn’t have favors at our wedding, and I don’t think anyone missed them.
Post # 4
no, from what i hear most people don’t even notice them! personally, i never miss them either.
Post # 5
I dont think they are necessary. Im sure most people would appreciate a small handwritten note more than a favor.
Post # 6
I don’t think anyone will miss them. I’ve been to a couple of weddings without favors and I didn’t remember that there weren’t any until weeks later, I definitely didn’t miss them.
Post # 7
i say no, it is not rude not to have favors – especially when you consider so many are left on the tables after the wedding
Post # 8
We are paying for everything ourselves as well and we decided that we wouldn’t give out favors either. We didn’t think it would be necessary since, as a PP stated, most people won’t miss them.
Post # 9
I don’t think it is rude because (a) many people don’t notice/take them and (b) they are generally already being fed. I’m thinking of the food as the wedding favor.
Post # 10
After toting home a few “Bride’s Name and Groom’s Name beer coozies” too many, I’m relieved when there aren’t favors!
Post # 11
I for one, couldn’t care less about favors.
Post # 12
I actually went to a wedding recently where they had TONS of personalized favors and I honestly ended up throwing them away because I didn’t need lots of nick nacks with their names on them in my tiny apartment. I think they’re totally unnecessary. We’re only doing a mini chocolate bar with our date on it, and that was only because I found them on sale. No one will notice.
Post # 13
Favors really aren’t that necessary. No one ever says “Gee, I wish they’d given us a random thingy with their name/face on it. Shucks!”
Post # 15
You don’t need favors and I hardly ever see them. We are only doing them at the request of alot of our guests, they are homemade cakeballs – cheap and easy.
Post # 16
Unless favors are edible or functional for the guest (i.e. not personalized) people don’t remember them. If you want to offer a small wedding favor that won’t bust the budget, something edible is always nice.