(Closed) Thoughts on wedding favors?

posted 7 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Should I have wedding favors?
    No : (14 votes)
    47 %
    Yes! Do the coffee! It's worth the extra money : (6 votes)
    20 %
    Yes, but choose another option : (10 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2095 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Why not just put them together yourself? You ahve plenty of time. Get some nice bags and tags and give them some coffe and some HC with it. Or you could just pick one and add a cute stirring stick.

    Post # 4
    Member
    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    Instead of doing a favor they take home, have a hot chocolate bar, have to go cups so they can take it to go if they want! You can do a ton with that, all kinds of flavors and toppings!

    Post # 5
    Member
    2701 posts
    Sugar bee

    @misslyn86: I think this is an awesome idea. Favors don’t have to be super fancy.

    To answer your questiont though, no I don’t think favors are absolutely necessary but they are certainly thoughtful.

    Post # 6
    Member
    3049 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    Ugh, I slaved over making fabric puches for candy as favors. I even put them on the tables so people would take them and eat them. We had so much left over it wasn’t funny. If you’re fine with not having favors, then I wouldn’t do it. I wasn’t fine with NOT having them–hence why I slaved. But it was all for nothing. (Except I get to eat candy for years 🙂

    Post # 10
    Member
    2095 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @rachel3212: Oriental Trading is a wonderful site! Have you looked there?

    Post # 11
    Member
    1935 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I have seen the hot chocolate favors done with those clear baking icingbags, topped with tiny marshmellows with a ribbon – super cute and if you get the hot chocolate at bulk barn I think it would come under $2 per peice 🙂

    Post # 12
    Hostess
    11167 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    I am debating this as well and I am leaning more and more towards a candy buffet or nothing at all.

    I cannot even begin to count the number of weddings I have been to where people leave their favors laying about unclaimed. It wasn’t until I was a bride to be that I realized how much wasted money it was. Also, how often do we use the favors anyway? I have thrown away or lost my fair share of items brought home from a wedding.

    While they are a nice idea In My Humble Opinion unless one can afford something really useful that everyone would like (no idea what that might be…) I would opt for no favors and spend the money elsewhere.

    Post # 13
    Member
    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I absolutely 100% do not think favors are necessary.

    Post # 14
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    5110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    DIY you can make coffee or hot cocoa favors cheap and not that many steps. If thats what your heart is set on get creative before reaching deep into  your pockets. 

    Post # 15
    Member
    1935 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I tend to disagree. I think as a guest I would notice their absence. I tend to think that no matter what it is, it is a nice gesture to thank your guests for coming.

    Post # 16
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    5096 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    You absolutely don’t need them. From Miss Manners:

    Who told you that you had to give out wedding favors? Etiquette has never thought of weddings as comparable to children’s birthday parties, where the guests might need consolation for not being the center of attention. You owe them only the hospitality of the occasion.”

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