(Closed) Is this okay? Opinions appreciated!

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
3082 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@KendraLeigh:  That’s perfectly fine!  The programs just get thrown out and I can pretty much guarantee that no one will care that you didn’t have favors!

Post # 4
3943 posts
Honey bee

Not having favors is fine, most people wont notice.

Not having programs is also fine, but I think theyre nice to have if you have some extra room in the budget. Its not about knowing how the ceremony works, but I like reading the names of the bridal party and figuring our who is who. We made our programs and included a note to our parents, a thank you to all our guests, and a “meet our brial party” so our guests could know who was standing up with us.

Post # 5
45642 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Sounds great to me!

Post # 6
2379 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think that’s fine!  We’re not planning on having programs, since the ceremony and reception are in the same building.  We are doing favors, but they’ll be edible (cake pops).  I can’t stand little plastic junky things that gather dust until I toss them.  If you really feel pressured to have favors, buy extra peppermint patties and leave little bags for people to bring a few home with them.

Post # 7
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

The last wedding I went to had programs and no one even knew.  That was a big waste of money…I did make our programs myself and am really happy with the way they turned out.  I’m going to make sure everyone has no choice BUT to see them, haha.  But you will be perfectly fine without!

Post # 8
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Favors and programs are never required, so I think what you plan to do is perfectly fine.  Sometimes programs are nice if you have a long or complicated ceremony, but they aren’t necessary.

Post # 9
1770 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Flip flops sound like a favor to me. It all sounds great. I didn’t have programs either, they’re so unnecessary.

Post # 10
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m not having programs or favors either. I really don’t think anyone will miss them.

Post # 11
3101 posts
Sugar bee

@KendraLeigh:  I think that’s fine.  Have or don’t have whatever you want!  It’s your big day!

Post # 12
8159 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

perfectly acceptable not to have favors or programs.

Post # 13
3830 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@KendraLeigh: you’re good to go! i’m not having programs. an added expense for something that will probably get left on the chair or on the dining tables at the reception. nope. 

and favors…no one will miss them. we just added a photo station so i need to be cognizant of reminding our guests to grab a favor on the way out so they don’t think the photos are the favors! lol you’re ok… just go with your own plan.

Post # 14
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I like programs because I’m nosey and want to see how all the wedding party folks are related. Then I throw it away. No programs is fine! Favors are totally optional too.

Post # 15
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

We didn’t do them, and somehow everyone made their way thru it.  Stop over thinking and just RELAX


ETA: we didn’t do favors either, we ordered choclate kisses in March to be sent to FL … yeah i got a huge lump of choc with tinfoil in it.  no on missed them either 😀 


Post # 16
2650 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@KendraLeigh:  girl I think you are good to go! It’s your wedding, and in a general sense you make the rules anyways.  😉

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