(Closed) Wedding favors?

posted 3 years ago in Favors
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I love an edible favour (especially as at UK weddings the wedding breakfast usually isn’t served until 16:00-17:00ish, after a 12:00-14:00ish ceremony start, and I’m always hungry by then). Last wedding I went to was a British-Bangladeshi wedding and the food wasn’t served until about 2 hours after arrival (no ceremony, we’d been to that 6 days previously) so I was very glad of a box of sweets to nibble on.

I never throw favours away if I don’t eat them there and then. One friend did iced biscuits with each guest’s name on (doubled as the place card), and I took that home and enjoyed it over several days (it was a large biccy!).

I wanted to do Welsh cakes for ours, but we’re too far away from Wales to get them cheap enough. So we’re doing little jars of Cadbury’s mini eggs (Lent wedding), or, if the jars don’t take many mini eggs (gotta wait until around 27 Dec for the Easter range to come out), we’ll fill them with smarties instead.

Post # 17
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Honey bee

People loved our wedding favours, there were none left over.

It was bottles of wine, though. We also had lots of different sweets/desserts baked by my grandmother, and I left little paper bags so people could take some if they wanted. 

I would only ever do something edible as a favour, and even then, I wouldn’t make it too “wedding-y” (like, I wouldn’t do M&Ms with our names or something like that). 

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I think it depends on what kind. Some will obviously get tossed, and I’ve heard of favors that people love. I haven’t ordered mine, but am planning to do personalized koozies and bottle openers. I’m from Louisiana where we tailgate and party a lot, so everyone always loves extra koozies. Plus it gives me something personalized with our names and dates on them. 🙂 Another possibility is personalized cups. I was sent home with about half a dozen from a friend’s wedding once, and I use them all the time. The only thing to bear in mind with an edible favor is that not everyone will take one, because not everyone likes sweets, jams, or whichever particular item you choose to have. Some will love it, though! 

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

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cameobride :  Oh my goodness. I would LOVE that!

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I forgot to add that I personally love wedding favors! It can just be difficult choosing something that will be a crowd pleaser, especially if you want something unique. 

Post # 21
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Helper bee

85% of our guests flew in for our wedding, so we opted for nice welcome bags handed out when they arrived at their hotel instead of favors!
I personally think favors are most often a great thing to skip unless have the budget to give something delicious or useful!

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019 - Southampton, UK

I love the idea of wedding favors, especially something edible, or something I knew everyone would love/use. I personally have just a small budget for them, so I think I’m going to just do old-school Jordan almonds in tulle.

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I throw away any item that isn’t edible, I don’t even keep the “flip books” that some photo booths provide instead of a small sheet of photos.  I hate knick-knacks.  Usually the photos I take are enough of a momento.

We are not doing favors, but we are putting some edible items in the welcome bags at the hotels.

Post # 24
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Bumble Beekeeper

If it’s in your budget edible wedding favors are always appreciated!!

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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beka86 :  it’s been like 6 years and we still talk about it after every wedding. “Remember that time the ______s had tamales”

Post # 26
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Bumble Beekeeper

We had a local jam. We had 70 for 65 people, and some people definitely loaded up! There were 15 of us staying at the venue and there were 5 left the day after (so not all of the 15 got any!). I agree, edible favours dont go to waste (as much!).

Post # 27
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Blushing bee

I like wedding favours, but aren’t fussed if there aren’t any.

We are doing a favour that doubles as a place card. Stemless wine glasses with the guests names on. My Fiance likes to call them Wine Cups haha!

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Edible is my favorite kind of favor! My friend did little salt tins and had himilayan pink salt and some other sort. I think they went down well. I did little jars of jam. Not all got taken but I didn’t mind because I split them with my Mother-In-Law and we are both happy and have tasty toast. haha.  Anyway, I made the tags and cut the fabric and everything to dress them up. I think it cost about $75 total for about 60 mini bonne maman jams.

 

Post # 29
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Newbee

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ktrv927 :  DIY favors might seem like an easy way to save money. On the other hand homemade gifts are a great way to show guests you appreciate their support, and they don’t have to be complicated.  Don’t be afraid to ask for help either: Throw a favor-assembling party complete with cocktails and snacks to entice your friends or wedding party to tie bows or affix labels.

Post # 30
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Busy bee

I don’t really care for them personally so we skipped them to splurge a bit on a green screen photobooth. I hope the guest enjoyed it more than they would have enjoyed a standard photobooth and favors combined. I definitely enjoyed seeing the digital copies from the photobooth, with people playing around with the novelty backgrounds we chose. 

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