(Closed) To do or not to do

posted 8 years ago in Favors
  • poll: As a guest, which would you prefer?
    Typical engraved favor : (2 votes)
    4 %
    edible favor : (31 votes)
    54 %
    a donation to charity : (11 votes)
    19 %
    no favor at all : (13 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    2588 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Not tacky at all! People don’t miss them. I find it tacky, however, to slap someone’s name on a charity of your choosing and call it a “favor.”

    Post # 4
    1871 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I don’t think it’s tacky to forgo them. I think favors are one of those things that are a nice gesture, but if they’re not there it’s sort of “out of sight, out of mind.”

    Post # 5
    5388 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I don’t think it’s tacky not to have favors. When I am a guest at a wedding I prefer edible favors. That is why my candy buffet will be my favor.

    Post # 6
    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    It is not tacky to forego favors; however, they do make nice thank yous to your guests. We are doing mostly edible favors and some practical ones too. Yeah, I know we are overdoing it, but we aren’t having a huge wedding.

    Post # 7
    471 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Maybe you could do something more like a candy bar? It would still be considered a favor but just less work assembling all those individual packages!

    I like the idea of donations, but I feel like guests would not necessarily appreciate the gesture, especially if it’s not a charity they would personally donate to. 

    Post # 8
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    It’s not tacky to skip the favours.  I had edible, and I think people liked them, but it’s not necessary.

    Post # 9
    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    No it is not rude or inappropriate to skip them. Most people won’t miss them if they aren’t there, but if you must have any, edibles are best.

    Post # 10
    1871 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    PS–There’s also a looong thread that’s been resurrected about all the things that people would NOT do based on weddings they’ve been to. A lot of people felt that favors weren’t worth it.

    Post # 11
    2058 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I don’t think they are necessary and as a pp mentioned, outta sight outta mind.  In saying that…We’re getting married on Halloween and we felt inclined to have candy only we didn’t want a candy buffet.  A light went off in my head…We will combine the escort seating card and the guest favor….I bought these from The Knot, they’re being stuffed with candy and then they’ll have a label with our guests name + table number!!!!!

    Post # 12
    541 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I’m starting to think favors aren’t necessary either. I originally had about $150 set aside for favors, but now I’m thinking the extra money might have a better use somewhere else! I also don’t recall getting a favor that was either useful or nice to keep. I may end up baking a cookie or something though.

    Post # 13
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I don’t think it’s tacky not to have them, but I do enjoy getting them.

    Post # 14
    1088 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Not tacky. We had a cigar bar and fans to hand out so I didn’t feel like we needed to add anything else.

    Post # 15
    16195 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    We’re considering the same thing right now. It’s either going to be a very inexpensive, edible favor, or no favor at all. We’d rather put the money toward food, drink and music at the reception!

    Post # 16
    295 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My favors will not have our names on them.  Am coordinating a votive holder with the escort card holder so it can be used to put a pic in later and have matching candle holder.  Edibles are always a hit, but they have to be nice.  Recently went to a wedding, favor was edible, but those cheap dinner mints, I found it tacky, especially since it wasn’t presentted in a cute bag or box.  I found aa site I loved, prices cheapest compared to almost all others.  First is the one Im using, others have inexpensive prices, the first just worked for me to get everything at one place.




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