Post # 1
It just hit me today that I don’t want to do favors at my wedding. 95% of my guests will be from Out of Town and are getting super awesome OOT bags. I was going to pay $200.00 and get palmetto roses for my favors, I figured whats another 200.00 on top of everything else? But ya know what I don’t want to anymore, even if its a super awesome idea, 1/2 the guests won’t even care. I am saying no to favors. Who else?
Post # 3
I’m with you! I said no to favors, too!
Post # 4
Ugh I hate this decision! We are still undecided. I feel the same way that our guests are going to get cool OOT bags with more stuff than our favors plus a meal on Friday night (all guests invited to Rehearsal Dinner) then potentially a meal on Sunday (all guests invited to morning after brunch) SO do they really need a favor!? Such a hard choice
Post # 5
I am torn, because I feel like I should, but I know I would be super pissed if we shelled out the money on them only to have people leave them behind (I have seen this happen at countless weddings and I always feel bad- I take the favors even if they suck). I think we might just make a donation to a charity instead. I can’t see anyone actually getting mad about that.
Post # 6
I think favors are a nice gesture but are often overlooked and/or thrown away. Some people will keep (or eat) the favor and the rest will likely end up in the trash. I wouldn’t notice if there was no favor at a wedding. In fact, I have been to several that didn’t have favors but I did not even think about it til now! So no, we will probably not do a favor!
Post # 7
Good choice! I scrapped favors as well. They’re sorta silly considering everything else going on.
Post # 8
We didn’t do favors either, and I’m so glad we didn’t. Its a nice thing to do, but its not necessary. I’ve been to a lot of weddings where the favors get left behind so I chose to spend our money on other things. I say you should stick with no favors!
Post # 9
Bit by bit, we’re managing to exceed our original budget. At this point, I’m sure we could swing $1 favors for everyone, but honestly, I can’t come up with anything that would cost a dollar that I’d really want to give. And I’m just not willing to spend $5 per person on favors when we’re already providing a meal and an open bar, as well as OOT bags for quite a few folks on the guest list. Especially since I don’t even remember what the favors were at 90% of the weddings I’ve attended.
Post # 10
No one will miss the favors if they aren’t there. If they aren’t edible, they get left behind or tossed out. Even then, I have been to a couple wedding-related parties that had edible favors in plain sight and no one took any at all.
Post # 11
Don’t do them, if you don’t want to!
Post # 12
I only say yes to favors if they’re edible 🙂
Post # 13
No favors here! We’re not having a sit-down dinner, so there’s no place to put them, for starters. Secondly, our money needs to go elsewhere for more important things… like feeding everyone.
A friend’s wedding favor was a rock… that she collected from her backyard… and hand-wrote their names and wedding date on it. What was I supposed to do with that? It’s in some forgotten box in one of my closets (I think).
On the other hand, I was at a very formal wedding where they didn’t do favors per se, but they had a single calla lily on each place setting. I had something to take home, but I didn’t have to feel guilty about throwing it away once it died.
Post # 14
I said NO to both favors and OOT bags! I think they’re both a total waste of $. I know it’s cool to get a bag when you show up at the hotel for a wedding, but honestly I always just look for bottled water and discard everything else, so I thought they’d be a waste.
The guests ‘favors’ were a super convenient schedule and location as well as awesome food and free booze all night!
Post # 15
We’re giving apple favors for our Garden-of-Eden-themed wedding.
Post # 16
We didn’t do “favors”, per se – I just made a few batches of lemon cake box cookies, wrapped them in sticky wrap and put them in a huge basket with a little sign on it that said “Thank You for Sharing Our Special Day”. We put it right next to our cupcakes, and we had to make sure we saved one for our anniversary! People could take them if they wanted, or not – but there sure weren’t any left! 🙂