Post # 16
We didn’t have favors, and no regrets. Most of the time, people forget them anyway.
We did have a photobooth, though… so I guess I can consider that something that they could take home.
If money was no option, I wanted lip balm and hand sanitizer. BUT, knew that if people didn’t take it… we’d end up with a lot of those items!
Post # 17
yeah I skipped favors entirely. Nobody even notices!
Post # 18
I think Miss Manners actually says favors are tacky.
Post # 19
My wedding in March and I will be buying 50% off valentines day hershey kisses, and sticking them in a basic cellophane bag with a “Hugs & Kisses from the Mr. & Mrs”….
I’m pretty sure my Mother-In-Law is completely appalled that I”m not doing something much more elaborate, but it is what it is. Wedding favors get put in whatever little cocktail purse I have with me and forgot about until the next event I have that I use that purse 9 times out of 10.
I figure everyone likes candy, or knows someone taht does, so they can at least pass it on if they don’t eat it themselves!
Post # 20
I know there are cultures where this is very traditional, but favors are neither required nor customary according to etiquette.
I’m not sure she calls them tacky, but she does say a wedding is not a child’s party, where the invited guests need a distraction or consolation prize for not being the center of attention. She also says that donating “in lieu of a favor” is no favor because no one will appreciate being told that someone considered giving them a little present, but decided against it. Donate or don’t donate.
Post # 21
Ah, you are correct. I too quickly gave up on googling it this morning, but just remembered her saying something negative about them.
Post # 22
I don’t think anyone will care if there are no favors. Like previous posts have said the reception is the way you are thanking your guests for attending. I used to think they were needed, but have realized that’s just one less thing you don’t need to worry about.