Post # 1
Our wedding is in June and I can not think of a favor to use . I also would like to cut the budget a little here. There will be a photo booth , six course meal , cake, four hour open bar , wine during dinner. But I am afraid some guests might complain that there is no favor . A lot of weddings I have been to lately have done the candy buffet , but I really don’t want to put that much work into another thing. And again really want to cut the budget . Guest list is about 190.
So if you went to a wedding with no favor would you think this was rude ?
Post # 2
Colormepink: most people don’t even notice Unless it’s some sort of food like cup cakes or cookies. I’m not doing favors. I am spending the money on alcohol for my guest and making sure they are fed well so they will be happy with that. Favors remind me more of a kids party with let party goodie bags. They will not be missed.
Post # 3
It’s not rude at all. The reception itself is the “favor”– you do not need to throw in an additional gift.
I almost never actually want the favor anyway (even a candy bar–I am an adult, and as nice as free candy is, I don’t really eat it and can just buy it myself if I really want some).
Post # 4
No favor needed, unless it’s expected in your culture. They’re nice, but not required.
Post # 5
Colormepink: a photobooth can be considered a favor! So you are covered! I wouldn’t worry about it! People won’t even notice!
Post # 6
Don’t do it! Most people don’t take favours! We’re not doing them – the ‘open bar’ will be the favour guests appreciate most. Besides, I can’t think of one guest that needs yet ANOTHER monogrammed shot glass with a couples wedding date on it.
Post # 7
I didn’t do any favors at my wedding, and I didn’t do a guestbook either. I don’t think anyone noticed and I don’t think it’s rude.
Post # 8
I just realized the last wedding I went to didn’t have favors. Skip it unless you are really motivated or moved by a particular idea.
We have our photobooth pictures on our fridge – so to me, that’s a wonderful favor!
Post # 9
Thanks everyone I’m feeling better about my decision to just cut them out completely ! Showing your responses to my mother because she wasn’t sure if that’s something you can just not do lol
Post # 10
Colormepink: the guests are getting an amazing free meal, free entertainment, open (ish) bar and a great night out celebrating with their friends. I don’t know any reasonable people that would deem this as ‘not enough’. PLUS you’re most likely sending them thank you notes too, right? I think favours are pretty antiquated at this point… IMO….
Post # 11
I’m not doing favors either. Skip them! I’d rather go to a wedding where i’m getting a nice meal and free drinks than a favor.
Post # 12
Not rude at all! Most people won’t even notice and it is not a big deal. Don’t waste another moment worrying about this.
Post # 13
Skip the favours, and save yourself the cash & stress.
Post # 14
Colormepink: we didn’t do favours, no one even mentioned it. You’ll be fine.
Post # 15
Colormepink: I honestly don’t know how many weddings I went to before I realized I was supposed to take those little trinkets home. Even now, sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t and I probably would not even notice if there was no trinket there. You have my permission to skip the favors. Photobooth and open bar = even.