Passed Late Night Snacks as Favors

posted 2 months ago in Favors
Post # 2
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Busy bee

No need for any explanation. 

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

I bet most of your guests will appreciate late night snacks instead of favors. Favors aren’t a requirement, and their absence requires no explanation.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

gravesgettingmarried :  I’d just serve the food and not even mention favors… I’ve only been to one wedding with favors and I believe I lost whatever it was that night.

 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

They aren’t favors, they are just snacks, unless you’re packing them to take along. No one cares if you don’t do favors except possibly grandma. Just don’t bother with that aspect. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I agree that you don’t need to explain. Most weddings I have been to don’t have favors. 

I will also add that we have been to quite a few weddings recently where they have done heavy passed late night snacks like this and honestly, most of the time people didn’t eat them. If you want to save some money do somehting a little lighter. We were going to do this, but instead did a popcorn bar. We got some cute popcorn boxes and just set out some tubs. It was a lot cheaper and a huge hit! It was almost all completely gone at the end of the night. People LOVED it! we had 5 different flavors (movie theatre butter, salted carmel were the big ones; buffalo, white cheddar and french vanilla we had less of) and people took it with them as they were leaving! 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2025 - City, State

The food you serve at the event is not a party favor.  You wouldn’t say, “Check out these awesome favors, guys!  We upgraded your dinner from carrots to asparagus!” would you?  But favors are superfluous anyway, so you’re all good.  Just skip them.

Post # 8
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Worker bee

We’ve attended half a dozen weddings in the past year and only one gave out favors. Making sure people are fed and comfortable is the best way to ensure they have a good time and go home happy 🙂

Our dinner was at 7pm and the dance floor was open until midnight. We served mini fried chicken sandwiches at 11pm and people devoured them. I think that if people are drinking a lot, snacks are a great idea!

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It would be weird to call out attention to things you didn’t do for your guests.  “Hey, eat these snacks, it’s your favor!”  Plus, they aren’t favors.  

No one will miss favors, everyone will love snacks.  Just don’t say anything and enjoy late night pizza for what it is!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We had a late night snack bar (with takeaway boxes for leftovers) but no favours. No explanation needed. People know what to do with food. 

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Anything you serve at the reception is refreshments, not favors. Having said that, you don’t need favors, so no need to pretend a snack is a favor.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

gravesgettingmarried :  what about a little note card on the table where a favor would traditionally be that says something like “save room for a snack…to be served later”

Post # 13
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Busy bee

It’s not a favor unless they’re being passed out in some sort of to go packaging. Regardless, no explanation needed. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

Food is not a favor but a basic requirement of hosting.

I personally find it tacky to cheap out of doing favors, they really don’t have to be expensive at all just thoughtful and yes I do notice. I have kept every favor I have ever received, I also dont get the ‘left behind’ thing as I have never been to a wedding with left over favors, my friend got hounded by guests asking if there when any spare ones so they could have extra’s lol.

But then I suppose have never been gifted something weird like a succulent lol.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

sept20 :  What kind of amazing favor did they give out where people were actually asking for the extras? I’m 36, and not one favor from a single wedding I’ve ever attended has been kept. Ever. I’m in the “waste of money” camp. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I’d rather have food any day! 

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