(Closed) Too many favors

posted 9 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’d say it totally depends….I think favors are a good thing, as long as you’re a.) not spending a fortune and b.) it’s not something that will get thrown away.

I think it’s just another way of showing your gratitude for everyone coming to see you.  If you want to do three favors and can fit it into your budget, then I say go for it!

Post # 4
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2408 posts
Buzzing bee

i think it would help if we knew what the other two favors would be. do you already have an idea for them? depending on what the other items are, three may be a little much, or it might fit right in. would you have them pick and choose one? or give everyone everything?

Post # 6
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76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

your co-worker is right, and she sounds very funny for breaking it down like that! favors are completely unneccesary, but i think they are just fun for the giving. i agree, as long as it’s not a big deal to your budget and if you don’t mind if people forget them or throw them out. when i saw “3 favors”, i immediately thought to edit them down, but all 3 favors sound perfect for a nola wedding! the fan is very practical and will be appreciated for those who get hot or need sun shelter, and pralines and fleur de lis are quintessential nola! but, if you want to edit so you don’t have to give all 3 to everyone, maybe a basket of fans set down for whoever wants one, and maybe alternating one praline and one fleur de lis on the table? technically, a couple would get both?

Post # 7
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4382 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I think it’s up to you how many favors you have. If you can afford to do three favors, or you have your heart set on it, you should probably go for it. 🙂

Post # 8
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404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

LOL your coworker sounds hilarious.  If you’re not concerned about them being left behind/thrown away/not getting presents, and you really want to do these favors, by all means do them.  If you haven’t already made the soap and want to scale back…..I say skip it.  It’s a lot of work, we made soap for my sis’ wedding. 

Post # 9
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1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

What favors you give is totally up to you. You don’t give favors because you think it will get more gifts out of your guests, you give favors as a thank you to people for coming and supporting you, and they’re a fun way to add more personal details to the wedding. I think all of your favor options sound great, and if you want to give them all – do it! If you need to cut costs, cut some of the favors, and if you don’t think people will really appreciate them, you might want to think about putting the money elsewhere. Otherwise, I don’t think it’s too many, I think it’s great!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Ohh, and we’re date twins! 🙂 Man, I haven’t thought about favors at all yet!

Post # 11
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2408 posts
Buzzing bee

with your choices, i think 3’s fine. i thought they would be something bigger, you know what i mean? your choices aren’t overwhelming in that sense. i figure the fan is more practical than just a favor [you can place those on the seats during the ceremony]. especially with the weather the way it can be down in nola. i say go for it!

Post # 12
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2681 posts
Sugar bee

I wouldnt consider the fan a favor but it definitely is a nice gesture for your guests.  I think your favors sound fine and if its in budget to do all of them theres nothing wrong with it!  I do agree with Noelle, if you are making the soap yourself, depending on how many guests you have the soap making might be a huge task.

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