Post # 1
My husband and I are having a second wedding reception next weekend near his home town. It will be a very low key affair lunch, with a few close friends and family. Here is my post on it:
I would like to give a little gift, I was thinking tulip bulbs, that can be planted in the next month and should start to sprout shortly after our first wedding anniversary. He says that no one will expect a parting gift and that in Wisconsin (where he’s from) they don’t do favors.
Am I right, should we be giving a small parting gift (favor), or is he right that no one would be expecting a gift for a small party like that?
Post # 3
At a small lunch affair, I would not expect a favor, but if you really want to do them, it sounds like a wonderful touch! If it is in the budget, I say go for it, but don’t look at it as an obligation.
Post # 4
@Daniellemybelle: I consider it a small party, 50 people as opposed to the 200 we had at the main reception. Is 50 people small?
Post # 5
I had a second reception in my husband’s home town with about 65 people, and we did not give out favors, but that’s primarily because my Mother-In-Law planned the whole thing and I wasn’t really involved. I think it’s a sweet gesture and since you alreayd have a great idea, I wouldn’t hesitate to go with it!
Your guests may not expect anything, but they’ll appreciate it and certainly won’t turn it down!
Post # 6
I don’t think anyone would expect a favor, but I think it’s a great idea and would be much appreciated. I don’t think anyone would consider it over the top.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
I’d still give out a small gift, especially if you really want to do it! I personally never expect a favor, so I wouldn’t think it was strange if there was no little parting gift.