(Closed) Raffle wedding favors

posted 13 years ago in Favors
Post # 17
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138 posts
Blushing bee

Trinny-It sounds like your mind is already made up to do the raffle so go for it – it’s your wedding.

Post # 18
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517 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I was at a wedding in October which gave each guest a "Lucky in Love" scrath-off lottery ticket. It was fun scratching with our table. There was one ticket left over and our table agreed to split the winnings… all $2! It might be something to consider, the potential to win something big. 🙂

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Looks like I am a little late for this post, but reading the “auction” idea leaves me speechless.  If you want to do favors because you “truly want to thank my guests for coming to the wedding”, you dont do it with an auction.  Are you just going to truly thank a few lucky ones instead of everyone?  I would be appalled if I went to a wedding and an auction broke out.  I may be harsh but I think that its tacky, thoughtless and cheap.  No matter how much you are spending on actual gifts, you thank ALL guests and give them something practical instead of mints, chapsticks and crap like that.  Give them edible favors, olive oil, cookie cutters, plants, gift cards, etc. 

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

It seems that I’m in the minority here, but I think a raffle would be a fun and exciting idea.  I mean, honestly, would guests REALLY be upset if they were not give some candies or a candle or something to take home with them?  I never know what to do with the favors I get from weddings!  What about doing mini-raffles for each table?  Then more people will get something to go home with.  I think it’s fun. 

One idea my bf and I were toying with was to buy a pair of tickets to a sports game and hide them under one chair at each table.  The lucky seat gets the prize!  Yeah, it’s not traditional and possibly a bit unfair, but it’s fun.  And a great favor that the lucky winner will always remember!!

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

It’s certainly a creative idea, but it’s not something I would do. If you know your guests well and think they’ll appreciate it, okay, but not too many people I know would be expecting something like that at a wedding…if you’re doing favours, everyone is supposed to get one, not just a lucky few.

As for wanting to give practical favours, I’ve never heard anyone complain about candies or chocolates as favours at a wedding – why not something like that? 

Post # 22
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

i like the idea of a special prize for some but i think something small would be great as well (is your wedding cake big enough to give to every guest as a thank you perhaps?) if you give the cake as a gift and put it in a nice favor box and then do the raffle i think that is really cool.  however if you choose to do just the raffle you can always say we took a chance at love and one, let’s see if you can be a winner too!

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