(Closed) No wedding favors? What did you do?

posted 6 years ago in Favors
Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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skylar84:  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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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skylar84:  yeah I skipped favors entirely. Nobody even notices!

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I think Miss Manners actually says favors are tacky.

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

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
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Honey Beekeeper

I know there are cultures where this is very traditional, but favors are neither required nor customary according to etiquette.

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ABusyBride:  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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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weddingmaven:  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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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. 

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