Post # 1
So my fiance and I opted to have a cocktail reception instead of a sit down meal. We won’t even have any seats in the room, (except a few for those who need it of course). Should we still have wedding favors? If so, how should we distribute them? I’ve seen the cute little boxes with candy placed on people’s plates or scattered through tables at sit-down receptions, but I wouldn’t know how to do so at a cocktail party.
Post # 3
I think it might depend on what your favors are, but you can stack the boxes up for people to take near the exit or you can have them by the guest book. The possibilities are endless!
Post # 4
Most people say that favors are optional and aren’t usually missed if you don’t have them. If you can’t think of a favor that you’re 100% stoked to give to your guests then don’t waste the money. A lot of favors get thrown away.
Post # 5
Favours are completely optional.
However, if you are set on having favours, set a table up and stack a bunch of favour boxes that guests can grab on the way out. If you are having a standing reception, guests may not want to have to hold onto their favours for the whole night.
Other option is candy bar 🙂 I love candy lol
Post # 6
What time is your wedding and reception? How long is the reception?
I think you are fine to skip favors.
Post # 7
@NAvery: my reception is just one hour, from 3-4,, mostly just drinks and finger foods..
Post # 9
You could probably skip favours…
Or incorporate something like a candy bar (although I think a candy bar would be silly at a reception like yours)
But if theyre going to be a small favour, I would have a nice basket by the door and put them in that. Maybe do somthing that would make sence with your type of wedding.
Post # 10
Weddings are enough money to stress us out, I am kind of mad at whoever came up with the idea of wedding favors actually. This isn’t an 8 year old’s birthday party, nobody needs a “take away” bag of candy lol. I’m being a bit dramatic really, I’ve certainly enjoyed my fair share of m&ms, but I do think it’s a great way to shave off an extra $250 bucks at least.