Wedding favor ideas

posted 3 years ago in Favors
Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I would consider something edible and something wayyy cheaper than $5 a person. There is no way that I would spend upwards of $300+ on something that most guests will toss. 

Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

We spent 33 cents per favor. We got 3 25-packs of heart-shaped wildflower seed paper. We wrote our names and wedding date on one side and instructions on the back. I almost nixed favors, but then I found out about seed paper…and even if no plants grow, we only spent $25 total.

Post # 18
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We are doing small jars of honey that is made in the small town that we are getting married in. My mom’s assistant at work has a stationary business on the side, so she is making some tags with our names, the date and “Meant to Bee” on them. Since all but two people at our wedding will be from out of town, I thought it was a nice way for them to have a favor that was from the destination…it’s really good honey! The jars are $2.75 with a 48 jar minimum — we are having a very small wedding, so I figured I’d give some to people who mean a lot to us but couldn’t make the trip, like our awesome neighbors, a few friends, my boss, etc.

The coloring books sound cute, but that is really expensive. My mom got married a few weeks ago and she made up some coloring books for the kids (she just did a free printable she found online)…the kids barely touched them. So as cute as they may be, I think most of your money would be wasted.

Post # 19
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Busy bee

Favors = edible or skip them.  The only favors I ever take home are the edible ones.  No matter how cute/ awesome / whatever you think your non-edible favor is, 99.9% of your guests don’t want them!!

Post # 20
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

krb31 :  The girl I have doing them runs her own business from her home in Toronto. Most professional bakeries wanted to charged  me 4-5 dollars a cookie. She already made my samples and they were yummy and good. So glad I found her!

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I spent $1.20pp on a pair of personalised dice. We play a lot of board games and I know my guests do too so I think its a good fit. And tiny too for those who will just chuck them in a drawer somewhere. Also our first dance is Fly Me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra so it all ties together!

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

mhlaz398 :  I think that is a cute idea, but I don’t know how much people would keep that, so it is probably not the best way to spend money. One of the best favours I have seen have been locally designed coasters. Flat and lights for those who have to pack, and we use them all the time and think of the couple and the lovely wedding. Wish we had thoguht of it for ours!

We did homemade cookies and local maple candies. Lots of people travelling and didn’t want them to have to pack anything. Friends of ours have done candles, baked goods, sweets and shot glasses.

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