(Closed) Practical wedding favors?

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I plan to make flavored salt for our guests, and my fiance and I are both big into food and cooking.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We did these champagne flutes but with silver trim. Several people have told me that they’ve been using them.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m doing homemade local jam (strawberry, blueberry and rasberry). My coworker did local honey.  I think that food items can be very cute and also useful.

 

One other thing I saw on a bridal website was a homemade recipe in a mason jar…all the ingredients layered to make cookies/brownies/whatever. This is cheap and I think it’s very cute.

 

Like this:

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think the best favor I ever got was a Godiva chocolate covered strawberry… sure it was gone in about 3 seconds, but it was delicious, not wasted, and wouldn’t sit around on a shelf at my house with someone else’s name and wedding date on it.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

personally i prefer edible favours b/c most of the knick knack favours i throw out.

i would never use a glass with someone else’s name, date or initials on it.  you know your guests so choose something that everyone will enjoy. 

i’ve been to some weddings where they have a few different favours and you can choose what you prefer.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think anything food is good! Except stupid jordan almonds!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My husband and I did a donation to Autism Speaks instead of favors. We put a frame up stating we made a donation in our guests’ honor. We got a lot of complements on our meaningful use of money and no one missed the favors. 

 

Later in the summer, I went to a friend’s wedding where the favor was a hockey puck bc the husband plays hockey. While cute in theory, the couple was left with about 80 hockey pucks because no one wanted it. 

I say go the donation route or edible favor route. As least then you know your money is being used!

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Our wedding is during the Christmas season, so we are giving Christmas Cookie Cutters as our favors.  I’m hoping it goes over well as most people I know either have kids or grandkids and they wouldn’t mind an additional cookie cutter to use.  I know some will probably not want it but I think if that’s the case, they know someone they can give it to.   

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We had 7 flavours of gourmet popcorn.  We set up a popcorn bar at 9:30 as part of the late night snack but had takeaway bags for people too.  I can’t even tell you what a hit it was.   people are still talking about how good and awesome the popcorn bar was.   I actually had it shipped in from Florida because apparently Canada sucks when it comes to popcorn and flavours.  haha.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@RockStar33:  I went to a wedding recently that did this and they were a big hit and super delicious. They got to personalize the labels and the display was really cute too. 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Something edible for sure! What about taking the money you’d spend on a favor and adding something like a small candy bar or extra desserts? 

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