(Closed) No Wedding Favors

posted 8 years ago in Favors
Post # 18
Member
1880 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We’re skipping favors because we are doing Out of Town bags for all of our guests.  We may do a piece of chocolate or something if the budget allows.

Post # 19
Member
9028 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

People loved the favors at our wedding and people who couldnt attend but sent gifts actually asked my mom for some of the fans when they realized she had given one to one guest who couldnt attend. I’m glad I had favors and to me they were a far better use of my money than an extravagant centerpiece because everyone had the option to take a piece of the wedding home with them. We technically had 3 favors for each person and all three of them were a hit. I would always recommend to have favors

Post # 20
Member
2580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We were going to skip favors because I usually end up leaving them behind, too. My mom somehow convinced me to do a candy buffet, because it is a cute idea and people have fun with it. Of course, it’s ending up much more expensive than I’d intended…but now we already have all the stuff for it, so we’re just going to go for it. I easily could have done without it, but I figure at least everyone loves candy!

Post # 21
Member
624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@bells: What were your favors?

I wanted to do candy apples. They are pretty and different but they also cost a fortune, which is not in our budget.  We can’t think of anything else that we really like the idea of, or isn’t too cheesy. So as of now, we will just forgo.

Post # 23
Member
4824 posts
Honey bee

@Bostongrl25: no, not bad! We did it as well. I love the idea. I dont think favors are necessary, but I think a donation is always a good idea.

Post # 24
Member
343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@msgraphics:  I posted this but with a link and it’s not approved yet… what about doing mini caramel apples?  We are doing this as our escort cards.  Take a melon baller and carve them out of apples.  you’ll get a few per apple.  It’s the perfect bite size!

Post # 25
Member
624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@MrsManni: Drool… Love the idea. Can pm me the link? I’m interested and curious if its something I have the time for.

Post # 26
Member
2 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@aisha1908: The last wedding we attended had small photo frames, nice, simple and not too expensive (I’d say in the $5-$10 range each). BUT they also had a free photo booth, it operated from 4pm until 1am. Anybody could go in, no cost, and 3 pictures were taken . There was a variety of costumes available and you had 10 seconds between photos. Once taken, you received a sheet of the 3 photos and the couple got one for their wedding scapbook. The later it got in the evening, the funnier the photos became…. We’re now considering this option for our wedding next month, but it’s not cheap.

Kirsten

Post # 27
Member
343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are doing mini photo books from walmart… we will upload our engagement pictures and have them made through the walmart photo dept.. they are like 3.99 a piece

Post # 28
Member
271 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Instead of a unity candle or sand we are going to do spices as part of our blending our families during the ceremony. 

My mom was at a local party supply warehouse and found spice jars for .10/each. And we decided as favors we would give our spice jars to play off of the spice theme in the ceremony.

I just filled them all and for 150 guests we spent just under $100.

I labeled the jar “The Perfect Blend”

Post # 29
Member
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My sister didn’t buy any favors but her center pieces were flowers in small vases so she had her DJ announce that guests can take them at the end of the wedding. Everyone (well most of the ladies) loved that and walked home happy with flowers and vase in hand. =)

Post # 30
Member
5104 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

We were planning to but ran out of time and money. So we didn’t. 

No one cared a bit.

Post # 31
Member
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

At all the weddings I have been to recently I see so many leftover favors when we leave. Also, most of the trinkety things with names and dates I either leave, or take and then end up throwing away so we aren’t doing favors. We are doing a donation to the American Cancer Society in memory of both our grandfathers.

The topic ‘No Wedding Favors’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors