Post # 1
My fiancé and I are getting married 6/22/19 at my family owned hall. My uncle, who runs the hall, said to skip wedding favors as they get throw out and forgotten. I feel bad not having a favor for the guests. The idea I have is this: my Fiancé works at a casino and can get the game used deck of cards for free. They have a hole punch in each card however (they are only used once). I was thinking about buying blank boxes and repackaging the cards in them with a label on the front that has the personalization.
Is this cheesy to upcycle casino cards in this way?
Post # 2
Yeah, I wouldn’t appreciate a used pack of playing cards. I think you should listen to your uncle.
Post # 3
Just skip favors like your uncle suggested. No one will miss them.
Post # 4
I thought about doing something similar, but with new cards. It ended up being more expensive than I thought and the more I thought about it, I’m not sure I’d even take them as I favor if I were in my guests shoes. Agree with PP, I probably would be less than thrilled with used cards.
If you’re dead-set on having favors, I’d recommend the edible route. We are having a variety of cookies that guests can take home. It’s affordable and delish! If there are leftovers, we will just freeze them and eat them ourselves!
Post # 5
Thank you everyone! I thought the cards would be a cool way to upcycle but I was worried it would be not appreciated. I’ll just skip the favors!
Post # 6
lynsue : To be honest I would rather have nothing than a used pack of cards. You don’t have to spend too much. We will do love heart sweets in a little organza bag, going to be about £20 if we do anything.
Post # 7
Good call skipping the cards.
People who play cards have cards.
People who don’t play cards weren’t just waiting for someone to give them a used deck of cards with your wedding date on them to start playing.
People don’t notice lack of favors. They do notice useless favors or favors that are really about the wedded couple (I don’t need anything with their names and wedding date permanently hanging out in my kitchen or living room).
If you are hellbound and determined to do something, make it edible (I will take a bag of Hershey’s Kisses over any knick knack). Or if you wanted a casino/gambling theme, then buy everyone a scratch off ticket.
Post # 8
If you’d still don’t to do favors. We are doing these boxes with ferrer richer in them. It’s less than $100 total and they’re cute. They really ddoliil like the pic and are really easy to put together. I saw some more complicated boxes and decided that was too much work, but these you just fold up at the edges.
Post # 9
I was told a lot while planning to skip favors too. Half of them get left behind and really, what are you supposed to do with 1 cloth napkin embroidered with someone elses date? But if you can find something easy and cost effective – why not?
A wedding i went to handed us sliders and fries as we left and that was probably the coolest favor i have ever seen.
We had our wedding in vegas, so we did $1 scratchers at everyones seat. Cost $95 for 85 favors including the envelopes we bought. We printed on each one our logo and added “wishing you riches from the Mr. & Mrs.” people loved it because you could do it as soon as you sat down. Few people won some small winnings ($5-$15)
Post # 10
I got these key shaped bottle openers for $1.50/ piece and am going to put a thank you tag on it. I accidentally bought twice as many as I needed, and managed to sell the extra 100 for what I paid. So that’s not bad. Because the actual key isn’t personalized, any that are left behind by guests can be given away easily enough 👌🏻
Post # 11
My friend actually did this, and it’s one of the most used favors I’ve received. We keep the cards in our game closet, and I use the (gasp!) personalized little box they came in to carry costume jewelry when I go on trips. I think it’s a great idea.
Post # 12
If you can’t eat it, I wouldn’t waste your money on it. Honestly I’ve thrown out any non-edible favours I’ve received (heart shaped keychains, personalized shot glasses etc). I like a little bite of something sweet at a place setting but I would personally never have an issue if there wasn’t a favour as I figure the dinner/drinks provided by the bride and groom are thank you enough for spending their day with them!
Post # 13
I have to agree with PP’s here: either do something edible or do nothing at all.
Every wedding I’ve been to the personalized items have been left behind (wine glasses, shot glasses, koozies, etc) and I’m sure it wasn’t cheap. The edibles on the other hand, always went with the guest. Some of my favorites have been chocolates and honey jars. I would definitely skip on the cards!
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2017 - City, State
Husband and I skipped favors after a bit of deliberation…no one mentioned anything to us and honestly, I don’t see the point in them. Spend the money elsewhere:)
Post # 15
Skip the favors. Most people aren’t going to want a random used deck of cards.