(Closed) Wedding Favors??OR NOT??

posted 8 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We didn’t do favours and no one missed them!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve only been to two weddings, unfortunately, haha. The first one was outdoors under a big tent and very rustic and they didn’t have any favors! I honestly didn’t even notice it. The second one was more traditional (held in a church) and they had those white-chocolate candy mints (YUM!) which I pretty much inhaled, haha.

 

It also depends on the favors too, I think. Nice ones (Canned jam/jelly, s’mores mix..etc.) I think would be snatched up pretty quickly, while the bubbles/little candies are more likely to be left behind. 

 

I don’t think I’m going to be doing any favors at our wedding, just one more thing to worry about!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn

I’m a no favors advocate! Seriously though, the event coordinator at my venue asked me if we were having favors. She was relieved when I said no because apparently she advises all of her brides to pass on them. Unless they are edible, a lot will get left behind. And it’s really an unnecessary expense.

I think it’s perfectly fine to have them if you want to, but if you’re looking for a way to trim the budget or cut out a project, favors are a good place to start.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We were not going to do them, but then I was requested to make cake balls for mine.  I do agree with no favors unless they are edible.  The only favors I have ever kept are shot glasses.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think it’s up to you and your husband.

But if your favor is a good favor it wouldn’t be left behind!

We did a home brew that my husband and I made and there were none left behind! Some people forget theirs but immediately emailed us that night to ask us to hold on to them! =)

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We were completely agaisnt favors, because they DO always get left behind. But I found  a really cute butterfly cookie cutter & I decided to make cookie favors. If you do something homemade or food people usually love them. Im hoping my guests will snack on them while waiting for the reception to start.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We did favors for our wedding shower and not our wedding. I felt during the shower people come there just to basically give you a gift and you don’t provide much entertainment so it’s nice to give them a gift. For our wedding we spend the money on taking care of our guests instead. We have a excellent meal with a full bar and a desert bar instead of taking some of the budget away to do favors.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I love getting favors at weddings!  I especially love the edible favors the most.  🙂  We gave each of our guests a little jar of honey as a favor so it wasn’t something they could eat on the spot.  Yet no one left their honey jar behind so I think people were really happy to receive them. 

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