(Closed) To Favor or Not

posted 10 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Are favors expected? Should I make space in the budget for them?

    yes find a favor...something, anything

    Candy Bar

    other? You tell me.

    Nope skip it and no one will really notice or care.

  • Post # 18
    10283 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I dont think favors are necessary but we are doing them. Our favors are pretty pricey ($4 a piece) but they are quite possibly one of my favorite elements of our wedding. We’re having a fall themed wedding so we are giving each guest an orchard mini apple pie. 

    In my experience, edible favors are normally preferred over something that your guests will more than likely either leave at your reception or throw in a closet when they get home. 

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    @Kitty Kat: If you want to debate donations as favors, there are a number of threads to do so. =)

    Post # 19
    961 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’d check in with your FH and Future In-Laws to see what their thoughts are about not having the favors – they may not be of the traditional type that would expect them.

    That said, we had favors that ran us $1 a guest.  We screenprinted an oak tree onto a cotton tote bag as our favor.  We still get compliments from our guests (nearly 6 months later) about how much they use their totes for groceries, going to the beach, etc.  It was one of my more favorite parts of our reception when guests untied what they thought was a napkin and discovered their tree tote favors.

    As far as donations go, I think it’s a great idea too.  I don’t know your circumstances but we have many gay family members and decided to do a “white knot” for each guest to wear if they wanted to show their support for gay marriage – donations can be made to organiztations online that support the effort to make gay marriage legal.

    The tote bag favor is tied up in the upper right corner, where the water glass might be more traditionally.



    Post # 20
    24 posts
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We are doing personalized koozies for right around $.50 each with our monogram on them

    Post # 21
    264 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

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    @UpstateCait:  Thanks for your input……Someone above mentioned donations as favours, and I was just commenting on that post!!

    Post # 22
    2271 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    With our wedding we set out this basket full of wildflower seed packets. They were really nice with “Wildflowers from Our Wedding” on the front and a nice paragraph on the back thanking guests for sharing in our special day and that we hoped they would plant the wildflowers and remember tour wedding when the flowers bloomed. Got 200 @ 35 cents a piece from the American Meadowes website. I have been amazed at how many guests told me months later that they planted the seeds and how much they enjoyed the blooms. Since we had a summer garden wedding, we thought it was an appropriate little memento (sp.?), not exactly favors per se.

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