(Closed) On a budget… opinion on favors

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Is it rude? Would you be upset?
    No : (128 votes)
    85 %
    Yes : (13 votes)
    9 %
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  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I have literally never noticed if favors were handed out or not, couldn’t care less! I think it’s nice to give a little something to members of the wedding party as a token of thanks, but beyond that it’s definitely not a requirement.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Totally not rude.  This is also why I like edible favors the best too, they are never unappreciated!  We’re having handmade caramels in pretty boxes – but it is a wedding gift from a talented friend of FI’s or we might not have had any.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee

    I agree-edible favours! You can even make your own chocolates or fudge which is so cheap, easy and wrap them up with a homemade tag. Making a tray of fudge wil lcost you maybe 5 bucks, which should give you at least 12-14 favours…

     Idon’t think it is tacky to not have them, but it is that little added touch if you can 🙂

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Nah, most guests won’t notice. I just went to a wedding w/o favors and didn’t think about it until a few days later–and it only made me lean toward not having them as well

     

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I think it really depends on your culture: A greek wedding with no favours would never fly. People dropped a lot of money to be at my wedding & made (excessively) generous gifts. Putting 5-10$ aside for each of them to have a tangible “thank you” seemed to me the right thing to do. I got a lot of compliments on my favours & I think a couple of people WOULD have been offended if I hadn’t had any. The way I see it the only thing people are really going to remember from your wedding is what directly affected them… so food & favours are where we splurged.

    That being said, I think more casual/north american weddings really don’t require you to go above & beyond like we did. You know your guests better than we ever could.

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013 - Colonial Country Club, Ft. Myers, FL

    You could do something really inexpensive and edible, like donut pops. I made about 60 pops for my sister’s baby shower with 2 bags of melting chocolate and 2 boxes of entemann’s donut holes, and it cost less than $15 (including bags and ties). I made labels off my computer.You could make them a few days in advance and keep them in the fridge.

    You could even use pretzels or cookies, etc and wrap them really pretty.

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    It is not rude. I know a couple that spent a fortune on personalized caramel apples.

    Half were left on the tables untouched.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @MrsRugbee:  Cultures definitely differ!  My personal opinion is the bride & groom are doing the hosting, so needing to thank people for eating & drinking on your dime is a little odd.  (And of course, gifts receive a handwritten thank you note!)  This is coming from someone who has had to fly to the vast majority of weddings as well, paying for flights and hotels, so it’s not like I don’t understand the cost involved for guests.

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    an idea I’ve seen many couples doing is foregoing physical favors but telling the guest that they’ve decided to donate to charities on behalf of all invited guests. 

    Post # 14
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i love edible favours.  that’s what i had and everyone loved them.

    have you considered diy edible favours?  chocolate dipped pretzels or licorice sticks?  they look great in little bags tied with co-ordinating ribbon

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I personally don’t care at all about favors when I attend a wedding.

    However, @liquidschwarrtz: I would like a donut pop. 

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee

    I’ve never noticed the favors.

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