(Closed) Nobody likes X! Fun post – let's make a master list of crappy favors/gifts/etc!

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1731 posts
Bumble bee

I really can’t stand koozi wedding favors. I can only drink one (or two if I double fist it) beer at a time, so if I get one more lame personalized koozi I’m going to go crazy! 



Post # 4
8470 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I can’t stand favors with the couple’s name and wedding date on it. 

Post # 5
1166 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

-Agreed about anything with the wedding date/names/location on it.

-Anything with a specific “purpose” (paper weights, magnets, picture frames, key rings, etc, no one needs more junk, and especially not junk they didn’t choose to have on their own, multiply this by a million if it also has a monogram/date/whatever on it).

-Anything with a “cute” rhyme or saying on it, just don’t.  You can turn perfectly acceptable cookies or lemoncello into something tacky with one cutesy pinterest rhyme.   

-Anything that requires that I take care of it or that can make a mess (pets, plants).  

So pretty much anything except food, I’m not a fan of favors in general they’re too “children’s birthday party” for weddings in my opinion and I can’t wait for this trend to die.  

Post # 6
2942 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


LadyAprill:  That was totally going to be what I put.

My master list is anything that includes the couples name and wedding date that is supose to last.  I will barely decorate with my own wedding date.   Coozies being perhaps the most annoying.

Close second is something that is an inside joke to the couple or the couple and a few friends.  I won’t be in on all of the jokes.

Anything that I’m supose to use to write in a madlibs or a “speical wish” for the couple.  I just am not that creative.  If you want my speical wish, it’s on the card I have given you, that I took time to write out before coming to your wedding.

Post # 7
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

JrzyGurl:  +1 for favors with the bride and groom’s name on it and bridesmaid’s gifts with “bridesmaid” on it.  Although if the favors are edible and the box/wrapper/label had the bride and groom’s name on it, I think that’s totally fine.

Post # 8
578 posts
Busy bee

– Anything with the couple’s name/wedding date/or the word “wedding”/”bridesmaid”/etc. on it

– Those tiny picture frames

– Paper weights (I work indoors, my paper is not going to blow away)  

– Anything in hot pink or worse hot pink zebra (I have some bridal shower/bachelorette party mementos that clearly were given to me forgetting that I’m not a teenaged girl)

– Anything I can’t eat or drink

Post # 9
366 posts
Helper bee

Coasters. NOBODY wants coasters.

Post # 10
2375 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I hate all plastic and trinket favors. They’re cheap junk that I’m just going to throw out. 

I’m totally good with food favors though. Little chocolates, candy (except Jordan almonds), caramels and cookies all make me happy.

Post # 11
1097 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

JrzyGurl:  matchy robes, shirts with Bridesmaid on it, anything with wedding date/name on it

In general, I have issue with matching Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts. It just rubs me the wrong way. Each Bridesmaid or Best Man is an individual and have different tastes so don’t buy me wine because everybody gets wine (because I don’t like wine!). You know? 

Post # 12
6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I once got little plastic toys that were from the bride and grooms childhood. I thought it was a cute idea, but they went right into a landfill unfortunately since we didn’t even want to waste the suitcase space to bring them back and they couldnt’ be donated since they were a choking hazard. I’ve gotten some pretty nice Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts except for one wedding where the jewelry was so cheap and horrificly ugly I wouldn’t have even worn it as a teenager! Not that I expect gifts, I just feel bad that I won’t ever be using it afterwards.

Post # 13
203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

A single wine glass with anything painted on it.  My name, your name, Bridesmaid, wedding date… Who wants a single non-matching wine glass?  You want me to drink alone?  🙁  

Post # 14
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

vip0802:  agreed–bride/groom name/date totally fine if you can eat it. The problem with personalized stuff is when you have to keep it. Nobody wants to decorate their house with your wedding logo. I see no problem with a cute saying on a cookie package with their name though.

A good rule for the couple is to think “what are people going to do with this?” If the answer is “I have no idea” or “set it somewhere” they’re heading in the wrong direction. 

Mostly though, just keep your guests in mind. Some friend groups LOVE koozies and it’s a big hit. We aren’t in that group. 

Post # 15
578 posts
Busy bee

Oh yes, the painted single wine/martini glass! I’ve gotten one of those – it says “girls’ night” and there is a painted woman in a little black dress. WHAT on earth am I going to do with that? We’re not in college. Our bar is a china hutch. Also, what kind of girls’ night has just me alone drinking with my sad painted glass? Any gift that forgets that I have a family and we kind of like using adult things that match is bad in my books. 

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