Post # 1
Our wedding is approaching fast, and this is one thing we haven’t done yet. Everyone has been so helpful here, I’m loving these boards!
We were thinking mini bottles of moscato wine. I can attach a little “thank you for attending our wedding” kinda note. Is this a good idea? I don’t have any other ideas of something that won’t go to total waste. And we aren’t trying to spend a ton on favors. Anyone have other ideas?!
Post # 2
I’m in the don’t bother camp: I rarely take a wedding favor. (I come from a family of non-drinkers).
Post # 3
I for the life of me don’t understand why people that don’t like favors post and comment on the Favors board. Most bazaar sh*t ever.
Post # 4
In answering the OPs questions:
“Is this a good idea?” I vote no.
“I don’t have any other ideas of something that won’t go to total waste.” Neither do I.
“Anyone have other ideas?” Save your money.
Post # 5
Sometimes people just need reassurance that it’s ok not to do favors. A little trinket or a small bag of candy after being wiined and dined all evening is hardly going to change anyone’s opinion of you or your wedding.
Post # 6
Ahhh validation. Well I may be in the minority but I’ve always received a favor when attending a wedding and thus have come to expect them.
For those whose feathers I am clearly ruffling by saying that, please understand that I by no means am implying that they’re mandatory. Just that they’re a nice gesture and I’ve never not gotten one. And I prefer them. And clearly so do a lot of ladies on here. I think the no favors crew have made themselves quite clear. It’s like they have to go around on every post saying, no favors, you don’t need favors, favors are a waste of money, why are you doing favors, dont bother with favors.
We get it already!
Post # 7
I like the wine idea. People don’t have to take one if they don’t want it – and you can keep sealed left overs and drink them yourself (or have them for when you have friends over, etc). I like edible favors – edible favors that don’t go bad (at least not for a long time) are even better.
I might suggest a few different types of wine if there isn’t a special meaning behind moscato. I personally like it, but no one else I know does because it’s so sweet. I’d imagine if you can buy mini moscatos, you could probably also get a couple of other varieties without incuring extra cost.
Post # 8
I think the no favors crew have made themselves quite clear. It’s like they have to go around on every post saying, no favors, you don’t need favors, favors are a waste of money, why are you doing favors, dont bother with favors.
People who live in glass houses…
Hey, I’m not the one who has started/commented on 6 threads on the Favor Board in the last day.
We get it already!
Post # 10
I’m not a wine drinker, but my fiancée is. So I might leave mine
I’m not sure how I feel about favors I’m now on the fence I remember One wedding that did not have them and my mother was horrified I wanted it to be edible because dinner was taking too long and I was hungry But there were none so hungry I stayed!!!
Post # 11
I don’t necessarily dislike the idea, but I don’t particularly like Moscato. I’d probably drink it anyway because it’s free though.
Do you have a lot of people traveling from out of state? They’d probably leave theirs since they can’t take it on the plane.
Also, it doesn’t sound like all that inexpensive of a favor if you’re trying to save money.
Post # 12
We are doing the mini wine bottles as favors.
Post # 13
They can’t carry it on, but if they check a bag–then they can take it along, just fine
There’s also the possibility that folks will drink the wine on the night of the wedding. Or leave it for others–who would gladly drink it.
I think it depends on your audience. Some people here hate favors, while others love them. Just think about weddings in your circles–were there favors? If so, what kinds? Most of my friends who were married fairly recently indicated that the edible favors were mostly gone by the end of the night, as were the ones that can go into an evening bag or pocket.
Remember when the standard favor was a matchbook? Do people even give those out now?
Post # 14
Alcohol gives me migraines.
Post # 15
I recently discovered the idea of charities in the name of your guests. We’re having a theatre-themed wedding, so I’m considering making a donation to a charity that supports performing arts in schools in the name of our guests. It’s a charity that we already give to and one that I volunteer for, so I have a lot of faith in it.
Another option we were thinking of is putting some money to the side and allowing guests to write in other charities that they might be invested in as well. Or to say “we support these five charities, please let us know which one you’d like our donation in your name to go to” and they can vary so there’s something for everyone.
Just some ideas – I know some people who are in the physical favors camp might jump all over me, but I would really love to see something like this at a wedding I go to.