(Closed) Wedding Favor: Yay or nay?

posted 10 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

The "look" nice.  Maybe you should order one first, and see how they look in real life.  I’m just suspicious about a cheap price tag on champagne glasses.

Post # 4
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Did you see how tiny they are? 1.75 x 1.75"? That would explain how they could be so inexpensive…

They do look nice, though. Although I’m not sure what someone would do with a 2" champagne glass?

Post # 6
28 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

I personally think they’re kind of cute, but am tossing around in my own head the whole issue of "green"- or at least reusable – favours. I know that if I got these as a wedding favour, I’d probably think they were cute but shove them away somewhere till I moved or did spring cleaning, at which point they would likely end up in a garage sale (or worse, in the garbage!). Perhaps you could convince your parents to go with something that is still "traditional" but that could be reused by your guests? Food? Candles with paper/biodegradable packaging? potted plants (maybe in a very "traditional" pot – something for collectors to keep)?

Post # 7
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

I prefer wedding favors that are practical or useful (even if it’s something common like a picture frame).  I do think the packaging and presentation is cute though. 

Post # 9
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Isn’t it your wedding?  Why waste money on something people won’t use and will most likely end up throwing away? 

Post # 10
2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I’m not so crazy about these.  If I recieved these I would probably lose them or throw them out.  Do people collect favors in your family?  If they do… then maybe it would be good.  I think you need to gage your family

Post # 11
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

I don’t want to step on any old-school toes, but I have no idea what I would do with those. (okay, did not mean to rhyme). I just started purging the household of all unnecessary items though, so I might be biased.

Post # 12
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

So expensive for something so impractical.  I say nay.

Post # 13
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

They look nice, but I’m a bit put off by the impracticality of them.  If they were normal sized (usuable) champagne glasses, then maybe….. (though I would still say they’re pretty expensive as favors).  Not to be mean, but not many wedding guests will keep favors that can’t be used/have no purpose….they might leave them at the table, throw them away when they get home, or give it away to Goodwill later on.  Kind of a shame when you’re spending so much per favor….

Post # 14
508 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I agree with the others above – not so useful.  Can you strike a balance with something that people could collect, but that would be useful?  Perhaps personalized votive holders, with candles, personalized soap or small picture frames with your names and date on the inside, so they are usable for others, but still collectible if people so choose?  You may even be able to find something with a double-happiness symbol or some other element of your wedding theme to make it clear that it came from your wedding without making it less likely to be used by the guests?

Alternately, if you anticipate it will be warm, how about custom paper fans?  People can use them to cool off and/or save them as keepsakes.


Post # 15
329 posts
Helper bee
  • V
  • 10 years ago

they are cute! my Future Mother-In-Law wanted us to get the bride and groom figurines…cause IT IS traditional…we didn’t do that…she didn’t take it so well…anyhow…If you must go with tradition find something more practical…like the chopsticks…tell your parents how awesome it would be that your guest can use them for especial occassions…it might work.

 for the poster who asked if it’s her wedding: Yes, it is…but some brides happen to listen, respect and give in into their parents wishes for the sake of family happiness…more should act the same instead of being all about me me me!


Post # 16
236 posts
Helper bee

I think V had a great suggestion.  Chopsticks are a nice , practical and inexpensive alternative to the flutes which sound like they are much too small to be useful.

 They can be very ornate or simple and you can personalize a bag for them.  They are also traditional and elegant at the same time.  If they are created from bamboo they can be sustainable.

As for it being your own wedding, Sassy, that is true but of course it is your parent’s wedding too.  They have waited a long time for this so I can understand why you would want to p;ease them.  The art of compromise and negotiation is a wonderful thing.  If they are really pshing for this favor and won’t listen to alternative traditional items perhaps you can have both thier favor and somethign that is mroe you.  Since the cost is rather large for an entire wedding, peraps they can be a favor for the rehersal dinner or bridal shower?


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