(Closed) Opinion: Wedding Favors

posted 8 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Are you giving favors?

    yes: guests expect them

    no: they get thrown out away

  • Post # 46
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I think it depends what it is…Our venue only serves beer in cans (I hate it, but loved the venue) so we bought koozies. I know a number of people who did can koozies and we still use theirs. I am hoping people use ours.

    Post # 47
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I think their a waste. I don’t want anything personalized from someone’s wedding, and most of the stuff is nick nacky. I will say the only one I thought was fun was at a wedding I was at they out out its it’s ice cream sandwiches for people to grab. I would also like a candy bar/slices of cake are cute.

    Post # 48
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2015 - Allerton Mansion

    I agree with the many comments about edible favors.  I always feel bad and take my trinket favor at weddings and events (even if it isn’t something I want) and end up donating it later.  Edible favors always seem to be taken with and enjoyed!

    I like the idea of placing favors at tables so guests don’t forget them.  Might have to consider that! 

    Post # 49
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2015

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    jessgarren:  I love this idea! Where did you get your cake boxes from?

    Post # 50
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    Bee Keeper

    All the favor hate affirms my thought that a favor should be functional. Like condoms? They could even be personalized. Seriously, though, I’ve thought about nice commemerative pens (not penis) as functional wedding favors.

    Post # 51
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    It might depend on the size of your wedding?  We had a small wedding and gave coffee mugs (which is something that we know most of our friends and family would like/keep).  We didn’t have any leftover and we’ve actually had requests for more from some of our friends! So I’m glad we did favors, they were a big hit!

    Post # 52
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I didn’t really want to do anything huge for favors, so here’s what I did instead: plantable seed paper in the shape of fall objects (leaves/acorns/etc) and we’ll attach one to each name card. If they don’t take them, I’ll gladly save them for myself and plant all the little wildflowers I want 😀 Plus. it was only $18 for 115 pieces.

    Post # 53
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    Buzzing bee

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    Flow:  I don’t think favors will be used by the majority of people if they’re not edible, and who needs another edible thing after dinner and dessert at the reception?

    The only other thing that I like and think would be cute is some sort of seed or seed mix in eco friendly wrapping. That way the wrapping can be recycled and you can use the seeds for your own garden if people don’t take them. Plus, and probably more importantly, giving something for people to plant is beautiful as a symbol of a new beginning. 

    Post # 54
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    Buzzing bee

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    Elrodien:  Ooo, where did you get these? Sounds like something that’s right up my alley!

    Post # 55
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

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    MissMarple:  Check out Etsy! Just search something along the lines of ‘seed paper’ and you should get lots of results 🙂 The ones I got are really tiny, about the size of a quarter or smaller, but they are SO CUTE!

    Post # 56
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I plan to offer wedding favours but know that many people don’t bother taking them or end up throwing them away on the way out. For that reason, I plan to offer something not too expensive and edible: a small bottle (200ml) of sparkling wine and some jordan almonds wrapped in tulle. I figured it’s  “wedding traditional” but not too extravagant. I’ve heard of some weddings that offer serving platters and fancy cake knives/serving utensils. 

    The last wedding I attended offered scented candles and I didn’t bother taking it with me…

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