(Closed) Wedding Favors: Yes or NO?!

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 47
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yeah, if we do any favors, which I doubt, we’ll do tiny little cookbooks full of recipes for significant meals in our courtship (e.g., the first meal he cooked for me, the first things I cooked for him, the meal from the first party we threw together, the first christmas dish we cooked together, etc). My fiance is a really good cook so people might like that. Or we could just post them on the wedding website, lol.

Post # 48
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I don’t think wedding favors are needed but i do think they are a nice detail/touch for the wedding. Unless you have something your heart is set on, i really don’t think you need the additional cost! It sounds like your wedding will be wonderful already!

Post # 49
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Bumble bee

Definitely not necessary. But saying that, we are doing them.Home made fudge to eat of the ferry boat home from the  island vineyard…. 

Post # 50
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I think wedding favours are very silly – my friends wouldn’t appreciate them either.

Post # 51
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My wedding isn’t for another 7 months but I already slightly regret my favor.. I decided to make soy candles in mini (4oz) mason jars (inspired by these https://brightnest-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/blog/uploads/2012/05/candles5.jpg). I picked three different scents so that guests could pick or trade with others according to their preference. I was always a bit indifferent to favors but thought they were a nice touch, even if half of the guests could care less. I think I had just given myself an excuse for a DIY project I had been dying to do.

The cost of supplies worked out to be about a couple bucks per favor which isn’t bad. I started the project maybe around last October and have taken my time, making a few cases here and there. I still have tons of time til the wedding (September) so at least it hasn’t been too stressful. If I were to do it differently, I still don’t know what I would have chosen. I was so adamantly against edible favors, especially chocolates and sweets because at our reception we are having a huge dessert buffet so I felt like people wouldn’t be in the mood to take more sweets home. My Future Sister-In-Law made mini macarons for Christmas gifts though and they were wrapped in the cute plastic and so I kind of wish we did that now. Oh well! Live and learn!

Post # 53
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I making gourmet popcorn bags, homemade popcorn, drizzled with chocolate, caramel, and adding some nuts. i priced it out for 60$ for 200 bags, including ribbon. Not a bad deal if you’re willing to put in some elbow grease. it also helps that i’m a pastry chef, but hey – its just popcorn!

Post # 54
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

We are doing wedding favours only because they are very ‘big’  where we live. So we will be doing either a hangover kit with barocca, panadol etc. Or a photo booth where guests can take home photos 

Post # 55
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Busy bee

We’re doing edible favours. There is a pastry shop in my FI’s hometown (also where we’re getting married) that makes doughnuts. These doughnuts are highly, highly coveted. So we’re going to give out these doughnuts. We thought it was a neat way to recognize his hometown and to get doughnuts!

Post # 56
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Busy bee

@FtrMrsAMH:  I find them unnecessary. As you and pp’s have said, they’ll be left behind and will have gone through all that work for nothing. That being said, I do believe in doing nice things for the guests. I’m having plenty of alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks, baked goods and other yummy treats, etc. And although I don’t believe in having favors, I am providing a box of flip flops because it is outside and I know, despite a tip to have appropriate footwear, people will arrive in heels and will want flip flops by the end of the night.

Post # 57
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My cousin did packets of forget-me-not seeds that I thought was really good. We don’t have a garden at the moment but I’ve kept them for when we do. I don’t think favours are necessary though.

Post # 58
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@FtrMrsAMH:  Skip them!

I like edible favours, but I am in no way bothered if there are none.  I dislike trinkets and would leave them at the wedding anyway, which is a total waste of money for you.

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