Post # 1
Hi I am new but I have a question about favors.
My mom says we should have matchbooks because they are traditional. Is that true? are they? I thought those almonds were, but she says matches. We don’t smoke and we don’t really know any smokers so it just seems weird to me.
Post # 3
Oh also she is paying for them, and I don’t have a better Idea I just don’t want them to seem wierd. Thanks.
Post # 4
LOL. You can do whatever you want for favors. I’ve seen those little chalky candies more than matchbooks. Bubbles too are traditional I believe 🙂 I would try to find something that represents you two as a couple, like your favorite candy 🙂
Post # 5
I’ve heard that matchbooks are (were) traditional, but I’ve also heard that they were usually just thrown out after the wedding. Personally, I don’t want to spend money on favors that most people will just throw away, so I’m trying to come up with something practical instead.
Post # 6
Suggest something edible (other than those almond things). It is more likely to be used and enjoyed. There are still some “traditional” favors, but more and more people are doing what they want. Everything from no favors, donations, truffles, chocolate cocoa mix, candles, jars etc…. Do what you want.
Post # 7
Thanks. I have been reading through some posts and it seems like there are a lot of cool favor ideas! Maybe I will show her some of the edible ones! I kind of wanted to make something personal so maybe I will use a food idea.
Post # 8
I’ve seen them before. I’ve also seen bubbles, napkins, and mints. My family is forcing me to get those napkins with our names on it. lol
ETA: We will be having a candy buffet as our favor and use the napkins for the cake table.
Post # 9
Not many people use matchbooks anymore… I think candles would be a better route. Women LOVE candles as I’m sure you know 😉
Post # 10
There are many other options aside from candies and matchbooks, if you check the favors section of wedding bee or even other sites such as davids bridal or even google it, you will find many other ideas. I have been to many weddings and never got matches as a favor
Post # 11
I would use a matchbook if I got one and you could write a quote about finding your perfect match. I also like chocolate.
Post # 12
I like those minty pillowy candies! I dont know why but I do! lol
Matches make sense for “back then” but today…something eco-friendly or edible would probably work best and I suggest not spending too much money on them because most people toss them out!
And instead of favors my friend is leaving envelopes with some info about a charity she wants to encourage her guests to donate to! I thought that was cool too!
Post # 13
There are tons of ideas for favors. I never saw matchbooks used as favors, they were just left out for people to take.
We had homemade cranberry muffins so everyone had a breakfast yummy for the next morning.
Post # 14
Favors are always optional and countless people skip them and guests do not notice at all. I have been to countless weddings and only seen favors once and they were Hershey Kisses (which are actually the most traditional). In talking to folks who have attended other weddings, they have either not seen favors or they were the Kisses. Never heard of matchbooks being traditional at all, but they are definitely practical even if your guests are not smokers (for candles, etc). That said, it’s your wedding, not your mom’s, so give what you want or you can skip them entirely and no one will notice or care.
Post # 15
Personally, I wouldn’t be thrilled with a matchbook. I don’t smoke and I use a box of larger kitchen matches to light candles.
I haven’t decided if I’m even doing favors. If I do them, my current ideas are to just sprinkle some Hershey’s kisses on each table, or to give little cellophane bags filled with candy corn. I think people appreciate a little something to nibble on.
Post # 16
well matches are good to leave few at the bar.
To be honest I haven’t seen matches as favors in yeeeeaarrsss.
I would come up with something more useful – I always recommend food just because people could always use some kind of a snack. There are many things out there that are budget friendly and are cute. Remember whatever you pick, nobody likes junk that just stays in the car.