(Closed) Wedding Favors: Yes or NO?!

posted 6 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think favors are unnecessary. I usually leave them behind or throw them out when I get home. I have no need for a little thing with someone elses name and wedding date on it. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Unnecessary!  Especially (no offense) the champagne flutes.  Stuff plastered with wedding date/name info tends to go right into the garbage.  Save your money!  No one will be bothered =)

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I agree. Favors are a waste of time and money.. they normally get left behind anyway

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

The only favour I enjoy is the ones that can be eaten!! Maybe some chocolates or something like that might be a nice gesture.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We didn’t do favors at our wedding and no one missed them at all.  With the money we saved on not having favors we put it into our reception food package.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Pinterest convinced me I needed elaborate stands of fancy jam jars…then I came down to earth and now it’s either a tea bag and cookie (I love tea he loves cookies) or chocolate but a good kInd like ferrero rocher or something or tic tacs 

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

favors are almost always unnecessary and a waste of money unless you do edible favors!

We went to a wedding that did mini champagne bottles as favors and they were a huge hit but they are expensive – I think they’re about $10 a bottle.

I see you’re in Maryland, some cute “Maryland” favor ideas I love are:

-little old bay favors (you could find cute little jars and put some in it and put a tag with your name and wedding date or something)

-chocolate crabs (you can get these at Glauber’s in Timonium) they’re declicious!

-crab mallets would be cute but may be left behind.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We arnt doing favors, we’re instead spending the money on a candy buffet =D

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

add a poll!

We aren’t doing favors at our destination wedding.. I think they’re a waste.

We’ll be doing welcome bags with little things that will serve as thier “favor”

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i am one of those people who love the favours at weddings.  it’s like getting a little present.  i only like the edible favours though.  the personalized favours with the wedding date, useless.  sorry, but i am not alone on this.

if you choose to do a favour, choose edible like chocolates or cookies.  you can also do favour alternatives like a photo booth or a candy buffet.  even cupcakes in the same flavours as your wedding cake in little boxes for take home.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i am one of those people who love the favours at weddings.  it’s like getting a little present.  i only like the edible favours though.  the personalized favours with the wedding date, useless.  sorry, but i am not alone on this.

if you choose to do a favour, choose edible like chocolates or cookies.  you can also do favour alternatives like a photo booth or a candy buffet.  even cupcakes in the same flavours as your wedding cake in little boxes for take home.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think we are going to do lotto cards in cute kraft envelope that says lucky in love with a penny from 2013 in them (year we are getting married)

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t think your guests would be upset if they didn’t get favors, but I think it’s a nice gesture to thank your guests for coming. 

Yes, they are already getting a meal, dancing, entertainment, etc., but a formal “thank you” is always nice.

Could you buy some candy in bulk and put it in little bags or satchels with a “thank you for spending our day with us” tag? Bulk candy is super affordable and you can go with something that goes with your wedding colors. (ie: blue M&Ms in a white organza bag, pink gummy bears in a blag organza bag, etc.).

I was SO against edible favors in the beginning, but they are the easiest and most affordable and I think most people will eat them. And if anyone DOES leave them behind, YOU can eat them!

I say definitely do favors but keep it simple with candy, cookies, or something else edible and affordable. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

They’re definitely not needed, but I think if you do them something edible is more universally useful. The trinkets and stuff people will just throw away or stuff in the back of a drawer. But chocolates they’ll eat!

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