(Closed) Wedding Favors: Yes or NO?!

posted 9 years ago in Favors
Post # 32
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Hi ladies! 

I am not doing any favors at my wedding. I don’t feel that they are needed. I’m donating the money I had in my budget for favors to a local animal shelter!  I plan on just making an announcement during the reception. 

 

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@FtrMrsAMH:  I agree with many previous posters that favors are not necessary and can end up being a waste of money.  I understand feeing like you want to give your guests a little something to take home with them, but (even though I’ve only been to a handful of weddings) I couldn’t even name one favor I received from a wedding I attended.  This means they either didn’t have them, I didn’t take it with me, or I threw it away.

I think you should save your time and money for something else.

Post # 35
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160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

This post actually helped ME come down to earth about favors so thanks for posting this!

Post # 36
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2623 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think most favors are useless. I do enjoy jam or cookies, but the majority of them end up in the trash.

Post # 38
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2886 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We didn’t do favors and had the same mentality as your Fiance. We provided food, drinks, and hours of entertainment. Favors add up quickly and we didn’t have the extra money.

Post # 39
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1175 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I agree with PP, favors that are trinkets with your names and date are worthless and a waste of money. Edible favors are awesome, as are charitable donations. If you don’t do a favor at all, will it be missed? No, not in the least.

My planner told me at the end of the night she walks around throwing all of the favors, that people chose not to take, away.

Post # 40
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274 posts
Helper bee

I think favors are nice and a little something extra to leave your guests with a full sense of your wedding. But don’t do anything cheap or tacky or else it will not get used, try something nice and personal instead. We’ve already discussed when we get married we want to make each guest (or family) a little fall foods cookbook because my SO is a chef and I am a photographer and we love cooking and doing food photography together. I think people will leave with an awesome gift they should want to keep and will be tied into all the good fall food we had at the wedding as a reminder of the fun day! So if your gonna do them, do them well and ditch the cheap trinkets noone wants anyways

Post # 41
Hostess
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Luckily, we are having a small wedding [no more than 60 attendants]. We are doing some funky stuff with our favors.

First off, there will be a favor at every place settings. Probably an ivory mesh bag full of mints or something, with a cute “mint to be” tag. Our tall tealight candle holders will double as favors as well. I wanted a large candy buffet, and while as some might consider those favors [if you provide take home boxes], we are doing more than that. We are also going to do about a dozen of a BUNCH of different favors. Votive holders, lip glosses, salt/pepper shakers, whatever tickles our fancy. But none of these will have the wedding date – maybe just a tag with them so it’s removeable. This way, we’ll have a little bit of something for everyone, and they can pick which ones they take. We’ll most likely provide some type of bag or something to take home all their goodies.

Post # 42
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would say that favours are not a necessary thing, but we did have them. 

My dh’s last name is Jones, so we had Jones Soda and added custom labels to them, and people were stealing them!  to take home to keep the bottles.  I only got one out of it and ended up making another one after the wedding so I could have 2 for ourselves.  it was fitting due to our last name and it was pop, which was something different.

Post # 43
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371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I don’t think that they’re necessary and I agree that the tacky ones get thrown away. Once, I received a washcloth in the shape of a cupcake. I know this is mean but I left thinking, “Wait, why?” 

However, I like useful favors and I definitely want to have one at ours. I think we’re going to do Koozies. We have less than 60 people and they will all be close friends or family so I really think that they’ll be used but if not, oh well. I will use them, for sure!

Post # 44
Hostess
2203 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Gotta side with you Fiance on this one, I think they are completely unnecessary and can’t even remember one favor I had gotten from a wedding

Post # 45
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think favors are fun.  One of my daily use kitchen items is a oil and vinegar pourer set we got from a loved ones wedding about 5 years ago.

Post # 46
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5486 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I can’t stand the stupid little favors you get sometime.  

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