(Closed) Useful Favors!

posted 9 years ago in Favors
  • poll: How much you spending per favors?
    Aren't having any favors! : (7 votes)
    14 %
    1 cent - .50 cents : (5 votes)
    10 %
    .51 cents - $1 : (8 votes)
    16 %
    $1 - $2 : (17 votes)
    33 %
    $2 - $3 : (6 votes)
    12 %
    $3 - $4 : (3 votes)
    6 %
    $4 - $5 : (2 votes)
    4 %
    $5 - $6 : (2 votes)
    4 %
    $6 - $7 : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2008

    I put four little truffles in little candy cups into a chocolate brown 3"x3"x1" box, and tied fushia ribbon in a bow around it.  I also had attached a tag that said "love is sweet, thank you for coming!"  The boxes were really inexpensive at nashvillewraps.com, candy cups from wineandcake.com, and I got french truffles in bulk that tasted amazing from giftshopcafe.com.  Very cheap (approximately $1.38 per guest), and it looked like a little present on each placesetting.

    Here’s a picture of the actual favor at my wedding.  

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    Hope this helps!!

    ~Emilie

    Post # 5
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    188 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We are donating a tree in our guests name then making a tree bookmark with this information on it to be at their table.

    Post # 6
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    81 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We’re making DIY herbal-infused olive oil bottles.  They’re inexpensive, easy to make, and practical! 

    Post # 7
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    2022 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I like edible favors!  I think that anything overly monogrammed with your name/date and/or too wedding-ish = won’t be used by guests after the wedding day.

    Post # 8
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    484 posts
    Helper bee

    Def go with someting edible! You are never going to find something that all your guests will use/appreciate (what if your Uncle Ted hates candles??) so stick to something yummy.

    Or you can donate to your favorate charity (that’s what we’re doing).

    Post # 9
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    2205 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    we’re doing the candy buffet for favors.  Definitely glad people won’t have to take home a trinket they’ll never use and have to store…and enjoy all our favorite candies with us!

    Post # 10
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    461 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    I think something sweet is a can’t miss. My sister is stationed in Brussels and brought over chocolates for us ( thank you thank you) and we made a pretty box. But i’ve been to weddings with local sweets  , maple candies in New Husband , salt water taffy for a beech wedding etc. OR you and you  FH favorites. I got Razzles once , with a sweet story about how they use to eat them as kids (kinda like 13 going on 30). 

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2008

    Large majority of trinkets are a wasted In My Humble Opinion.  Go edible unless you have some awesome unique idea!  We did a candy buffet in the end – people take what they want, no waste, fun pics, and the personalized part came in putting out our favorite candies and "thank you from X & Y" labels on the bags 🙂

    Post # 12
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    103 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    We’re doing a cookie bar, which will feature our favorite childhood cookies made by the fabulous Southern cooks in our families. Guests can have a midnight snack, but don’t have to take them. . . and it’s saving us lots of money.

    Post # 13
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    40 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I am not getting married until October but we are trying to decide between carbon credits, to offset the wedding, or cake balls (crumbled cake mixed with icing, rolled into a ball and then dipped in chocolate–best thing ever!).  I think we are leaning toward the cake balls so that the guests will have a nice snack, although we have to come up with a different name, maybe wedding truffles.

    Post # 15
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    5823 posts
    Bee Keeper

    In the area of "useful" favors, even though these things are useful, I never used them when I received them as favors:

    A paperweight
    A bottle opener
    A wine stopper

    I like charitable favors or plant-a-tree favors (although I think handing out a bookmark is an ironic way to commemorate the trees you’ve planted )

    You just can’t go wrong with edible favors!  (No wait…you can…almonds…no one seems to like the Jordan almonds…)

    I’d do allergy friendly edible favors!

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