(Closed) Wedding Favors… Do you really need them?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1736 posts
Bumble bee

Not rude it all. I’ve been to plenty of weddings where favors were not given. No biggie – don’t bother with them if you don’t want to!

Post # 4
5089 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Nope! Not at all.

Post # 5
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We didn’t – totally unnecessary! Most people just chuck them anyway!

Post # 6
3470 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

Nope– most guests don’t even want them anyway, if it’s not something that’s important to you– skip them! 

Post # 7
592 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I did not do them and I dont think they are necessary at all!

Post # 8
6593 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Nope!!! I didn’t have them and nobody missed them!

Post # 9
280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Totally unnecessary! If you can’t swing it in your budget, don’t stress about it at all!

Post # 10
1513 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i think they are great if they are a thoughtful thing that is meaningful about the couple getting married or work awesomely with the theme. then they can really add something. other than that, i dont think they really need to be there!

Post # 11
9129 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Nope.  I don’t miss them at weddings that don’t have them and I don’t plan to do favors for my wedding next fall.

Post # 12
1570 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I def don’t think so! We’re having a photobooth that will play as favors…but seriously just got that for fun. I don’t expect favors at a wedding and its an expense that seems very unnecessary

Post # 13
3306 posts
Sugar bee

Nope. I am having three favors, Photobooth, champagne splits and a candy bar only because I wanted to have them.

Post # 14
777 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

No, not at all. Often people don’t even take them home, or do and then toss them straight into the garbage. Sometimes they’re nice, but IMO they’re usually a complete waste of time and money. 

Post # 15
2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Nobody will miss them!

Post # 16
3770 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

Nobody will even notice. The only time I even thought about favors was when I went to a wedding and they definately did not get enough favors overr half the guests didn’t get them.

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