(Closed) Thoughts on Wedding Favors

posted 5 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Thoughts on wedding favours
    Yes, when I go to a wedding I expect a favor. : (4 votes)
    14 %
    Yes, it's nice to have a wedding favor. : (5 votes)
    18 %
    A charitable donation as a favor is NICE. : (4 votes)
    14 %
    A charitable donation as a favor is HORRIBLE. : (3 votes)
    11 %
    Favors are a waste of money and I don't expect one as a guest. : (11 votes)
    39 %
    Other......explain below. : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    1623 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Favors are nice, but not necessary esepically if you’re trying to cut some things. Personally, I wouldn’t want (or give myself) a favor that has the couples names or wedding date on it…there’s truthfully no use for it after the fact and normally I just leave it or toss it a week later.

    EDIT: I love both of your ideas as I love wine and we gave charitable donations (to organizations that directly impacted our families — i.e pancreatic cancer research in honor of DH’s grandmother who passed away from the disease; alzheimer’s association in honor my grandma suffering from alzheimer’s and dementia, etc.)

    Post # 4
    13251 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I like favors that have use – but if it’s a favor just to have a favor, I usually leave them. 

    If it helps – at my wedding, almost all of the favors were taken.  There were a few left on tables, and people went around grabbing them at the end of the night!  I didn’t realize they’d be so popular!

    Post # 5
    3170 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I went back and forth and back and forth so many times about a candy table my head was about to explode. Last minute my husband and I got into a bickering match about the candy and I finally decided to forget about it. One of the best decisions I made. It would have been a lot of unncessary work. No one even noticed that there weren’t favors.

    Post # 6
    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @whitewater8:  Most weddings I’ve been to the favors have been a bunch of candies in a pretty package, otherwise it’s some trinket that I’m not going to keep <–either way I consider them a waste of cash.


    For our wedding, Darling Husband and I went without, I don’t think anyone noticed.


    Both a charitable donation and mini wine sound really nice IMO, but if you’re looking for a place to cut the budget do it here!  Also, consider with the wine not everyone will like it (which I guess also goes for the charitable organization) Darling Husband and I probably would have donated to a Democrat organization that would have really upset most of our family members, LOL.

    Post # 7
    8446 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    If it’s not an edible favor, I probably don’t want it.  I don’t care for donations to a charity unless it’s a charity I support.  However, I don’t think I would miss a favor if there wasn’t one.

    Post # 8
    3572 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I am all about the charitable donation favors.  I think its a really nice way to honor a family member that has or had an illness.

    Post # 9
    2685 posts
    Sugar bee

    I don’t think favors are required anymore, but they can be a nice touch if the bride/groom want them.  I like your wine bottle or donation ideas and I’d be happy as a guest if those were the favors.  I am doing pint glasses for my favors because our reception will have a lot of craft beer (and maybe some homebrew too), and guests will be able to use them throughout the evening.  The pint glasses are meaningful to us but if they didn’t work out, I don’t think I’d do a favor at all.

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