(Closed) Please critique my favour idea

posted 5 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Which would you prefer to receive?
    Option A. Each person gets 1 candle. : (31 votes)
    54 %
    Option B. Each family or couple or if you come on your own would recieve 1 larger, nicer candle. : (15 votes)
    26 %
    I would be happy with either option. : (10 votes)
    18 %
    Other idea (Please comment) : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    23597 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I actually prefer the first candle – it’s lovely! The kids favors sound great as well.  I say go with the first candle, so that you can give one to everyone.

    Post # 5
    633 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I don’t think one per family is rude…and you don’t run the risk of getting a candle for everyone and people not wanting them, so they get left behind.


    I would prefer the second candle b/c it actually looks like decor. If I don’t like the scent, I’d at least have something pretty in my house that I could use in an emergency. If I didn’t like the scent of the other one, it would probalby get thrown away. I’m kind of particular about scents. For that reason, I also wouldn’t be thrilled about my daughter getting playdough….if you mean the name brand stuff…it makes me gag! But everyone thinks I’m weird for that, so I’m sure it’s not something to worry about for yoU!

    Post # 6
    960 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @sharontobemarried:  I like either but may have a harder time finding a spot for the 2nd candle, vs the first one I could even just put in a bathroom or shallow ledge.

    Weddings I’ve gone to normally do a gift per family/couple so I see no issue with that either.

    Post # 9
    3039 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think it’s a great idea with local favors!

    Personally, I prefer option A as I generally don’t like large candles – they don’t burn uniformly and they take forever to go through, i.e. in the mean time they’re dust collectors. I much rather have a small cute candle that I can enjoy a few times, during which it still looks pretty.

    And I just saw your update – pick different scents, much more fun for the guests!

    Post # 10
    38 posts

    @sharontobemarried:  I’ve gone to events (not just weddings) where it is one favor per family. As a hispanic I’ve gone to 15 birthday parties where they spend insane amounts (mine was a bit over $25,000) and I prefer the ones that are one per family. My reason for this is they’re typically nicer (as I like option B candles) and if the family doesn’t like it it’s not too much of a waste. Also, I did go to one where they gave one per person and it just looked cheap. Everyone was saying that it would have been nicer to give one per family like everyone else was doing. I know people should be grateful with anything, but there will always be opinions.  

    Also, you shouldn’t put the name on each candle just go around giving them to each family and ask them which they’d prefer (so have a bit of extras)


    Post # 13
    2685 posts
    Sugar bee

    I love both options, but I think the 2nd candle will fit better with your Destination Wedding.  I think it’s fine to give 1 candle per family.

    Post # 14
    6531 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2019

    Both are beautiful but I would go for option A. The candle looks beautiful and the idea of different scents sounds fab. The second candle is beautiful but I would find this an over the top favour if I was at your wedding and may end up thinking, oh my gosh I didn’t get them a good enough wedding gift compared to this!! ha ha.

    Post # 16
    404 posts
    Helper bee

    If it’s a Destination Wedding think about luggage space!! How big is B? Would it be a pain to transport? Are either likely to break in transit?

    That being said, I really like both! and would be more than happy with either!

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