(Closed) No to Favors

posted 7 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Are you giving our favors?
    Yes : (45 votes)
    49 %
    No : (46 votes)
    51 %
  • Post # 3
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    466 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’m with you!  I said no to favors, too! 

    Post # 4
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    2532 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
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    937 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
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    593 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Good choice! I scrapped favors as well. They’re sorta silly considering everything else going on.

    Post # 8
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    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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
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    1757 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
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    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    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
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    7175 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Don’t do them, if you don’t want to!  

    Post # 12
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    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I only say yes to favors if they’re edible 🙂

    Post # 13
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    167 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    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
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    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    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
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    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We’re giving apple favors for our Garden-of-Eden-themed wedding.

    Post # 16
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    558 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    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! 🙂

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