Post # 16
Skittles131: I completely agree!
I also don’t like when the “gifts” are actually props for the wedding/photos. If the bride wants everyone in matching robes or wearing matching jewelry…fine…just don’t include that as part of the gift.
My rule of thumb for bridal party gifts… shop for each person as if it’s their birthday.
Post # 17
I once got a “rose” (colored foil) with two Hershey’s kisses inside and it took forever to open. JUST GIVE ME THE CHOCOLATE. Don’t make me work to get it out! Lol.
Post # 18
Another one adding on to the NOTHING with the couple’s names or date on them, or with a person’s role in the wedding. What in the heck would I do with a robe that says “bridesmaid” on it after the wedding?
I have a digital cutting machine, so I can do some small etching projects, my little brother’s ex Fiance was trying to get me to etch 250 wine glasses for their wedding, with their names & dates on them. I totally refused to do it, a, because I knew it was a stupid waste of time, I mean, nobody wants them, b, she thought I would just do it all by myself for free and c, I couldn’t stand her.
Post # 19
LadyAprill: Koozies! That’s a good one. I think they’re good for like a bachelorette, but right – as a wedidng favor – NOPE.
MrsTywinLannister: LOL. But I don’t think favors are a trend that will die. My family is Italian and they’ve been doing the Jordan almonds for eons. Which of course I’m not doing (but I am doing something yummy).
MariContrary: Hate all plastic trinkets. I live in NYC. No room for junk in my shoebox apt!
Post # 21
100% agree with everything that’s been posted!
This one isn’t quite wedding related, but gift cards to restaurants where the person can’t eat. Every Christmas, my aunt’s church does a funraising thing where they sell gift cards, so she buys them as presents for people. I’m vegan, and she always sends me gift cards to chain restaurants that have zero vegan options. The most recent one was to the Cheesecake Factory. Is has a dairy product in the name!
Post # 22
Anything that can’t be eaten is not worth giving as a favour!
Post # 23
I agree about the Jordan almonds. Whoever invented those must be a sadist or married to a dentist. I always throw them out for the squirrels to eat and then they hate me for it. They gnaw the colored crap off the nuts and then I find little piles of color on my patio.
My mother’s friend was born in Italy and actually ran a wedding favors business for awhile. They were beautifully packaged and presented, but each one had a bag of 5 Jordan almonds attached, with a poem telling about what each one means. I asked if the favors could be ordered without the almonds and she acted insulted.
My family brought back little jars of Jordan almonds, from my niece’s out of state wedding. I told them they shouldn’t have been allowed through airport security – they’re a deadly weapon. The jars went into the recycling – they were too small to use for anything – and the nuts went out the back door.
Post # 24
I think anything not edible is risking being thrown out or considered useless. At least you can eat edibles!