(Closed) Need a great favor

posted 6 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you want something that your guests will look back on and remember your wedding, I suggest you do not personalize or monogram anything. For many people, including myself, all that stuff goes in the box of donations to he local thrift shop.

I prefer a set of glasses to be all the same, not randomly engraved with different people’s names and wedding dates.

You could get a pair of stemless wine glasses for each couple, but don’t order the personalization.

Personalized Stemless Wine Glass 9 oz

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@julies1949:  +1 regarding personalization.

Aside from the matching aspect, there’s nothing particularly unique about personalizing a glass. Maybe a picture frame, or a mix cd with some of your favorite songs? Could be fun, especially if your guests will have a significant drive home.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

Usually if it’s not edible it just ends up in the trash or the Goodwill box. I’ve been to so many weddings where the favor is a personalized ornament/coaster/picture frame/candle/koozie, and half of them are still sitting on the table at the end of the night. Unfortunate but true, inedible favors aren’t usually well received, ESPECIALLY if they are personalized.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I kind of like when the glass has a special design etched on it, but not names or a date or anything.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Your fiance obviously has never been to Goodwill.  No one (as seen in the comments above) wants random crap in their house with someone else’s name and wedding date on them.  Your programs will be thrown away by the cleaning staff at the end of your wedding.  Your moms, grandmas and maybe aunts will keep a personlized favor and your wedding programs.  Everyone else will either not take them at all or discard them when they do a spring cleaning.  Your wedding will not be important enough for 99% of your guests to “look back on”–sorry but it’s the truth.  Get a commemorative set for your parents and yourselves and find something edible or reusable for everyone else.

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We had a bunch and everyone loved them all.  They were all very cost effective since I DIY’ed them.  The total cost for all favours was around $550 but obviously they were a labour of love as they were very time consuming!

Welcome packages in the hotel rooms (winter outside ceremony wedding):

Reusable coffee cup sleeves approx .72 cents a person but ALOT of work:

Reception Favours were Bubble Magnets in tins.  I did one for the women (pictures of us) and one for the men (aviation theme).  I also attached the placecard to them so they were double duty:

 

Post # 9
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901 posts
Busy bee

I agree, skip the monogrammed and personalized garbage. It’s junk and no one cares.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We gave each family or guest a book of love poetry..It included a bookmark with my favorite quote and their table number….

We also had a pumpkin patch, but seeing your date that wouldn’t really be an option.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I agree with everyone else. Edible is the biggest favorite of guest so it you truely have them in mind I would go with that. Otherwise you can just bank of it going in the trash..

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