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posted 8 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

flower seed packets? tree saplings? homemade cupcake in a jar? a little container of your favorite candy with a sweet note? These are all cute but inexpensive options. My vote is to go with something that is either useful or utilitarian.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

What is your theme? And how many favors are you planning? Also, what is your budget for favors?

Favors aren’t required, but they are a nice thank you for your guests. I am doing several, but I have a low guest count.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We are making a CD for our guests. Putting all our favorite music and a pic of us on the cover. Got the cases at the dollar store, and I think the CDs were $15 for 100.

We are also doing personalized matchbooks

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

It took us foreverrrr to figure out favors. Mostly because I wanted to provide some, but on the other hand, most weddings I’ve gone to about 50% of the guests leave their favor on the table. And that just seems like a waste of money. So we what decided to do was give a donation to the Cancer society (FI mom, my pawpaw, both my dads parents, my uncle have either died from cancer or had it). We’re putting a basket out with little rolled up notes with ribbons tied around them that say something like “in lieu of favors we have decided to contribute to the Cancer Society to remember all those who can’t be with us” That won’t be our exact wording but something like that. Fiance mom doesnt know this yet but she’s going to be so excited! To me it seems like a better way to spend my money 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

we did a charity donation. But our 1st thought before this was to give out gourmet carmel apples!! yum

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have also seen a chocolate bar with a specialty wrapper. It’s simple and easy and everyone loves chocolate. MY husband ate both of ours before we started dancing.. and i def took some people left on the table and stored them in my purse for later lol

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

One of my favorite favors that I received was a chocolate bar with a homemade wrapper that was printed on plain paper with a pretty font that had the bride and groom’s name and the date on it. They then printed on cardstock an excerpt from Lord of the Rings (that was their wedding theme), tied a ribbon through a hole punched at the top and voila! A bookmark I still use 2 years after their wedding!

*ETA: I actually keep it based in my copy of LotR!

We did a donation to the Navy Marine Relief Society and printed a little paragraph to that effect on vellum (did it on our own trusty printer at home), glue it at the top edge to a pretty piece of scrapbook paper and glued on a couple of scrapbooking flowers that matched the paper. They looked amazing on the table and guests were really receptive to the charity donation too.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

do you even have to do a favor? i usually overlook favors at weddings, or forget to take them. we’ve decided not to do favors at our wedding and utiltize that extra cash elsewhere in our budget. i think guests will have a good time even if you don’t offer a little take-away. just a thought!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

The most memorable wedding favor I ever got (actually the only one that sticks in my memory…) was a silver ice cream scoop! It was unusual, but elegant and practical. I still use it, 7+ years after that wedding

Something like this: http://www.doyouneedafavor.com/1/Ice_Cream_Scoop_Favors.html

Not saying you should necessarily do that, but depending on your budget, you can do some interesting, fun things

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We had to get favors for 100-130 people.  We bought some favor boxes at Michael’s using a 40% off coupon and got 100 boxes for like $10 or something (small boxes).  Then I found some Premium M&M’s on clearance at Kroger for like $.50 per bag or something.  There were 30 bags there so I bought them up with the plan to divide them up amongst the favor boxes.  Then the other day I was looking at The Knot’s wedding shop and they have 100 personalized matchbooks for $17.99 and after shipping it is about $25.  I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get them or not so I left them in my cart online for about a week and when I went to look at them yesterday morning, the price in my cart had dropped to $8.08 in my cart.  I think it was just an error but I went ahead and purchased them for $16 total after shipping.  So all in all between the matchbooks and m&ms I think I have spent about $50 on favors.  I was determined to spend way less than $1 per favor and I ended up with 2 favors for less than $1!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011 - Samuel Lynne Galleries and Marc Events

The best favor I ever got at a wedding was a wine stopper. Completely functional, and I use it all the time (perhaps I drink too much wine!) and think of the couple’s wedding.

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