(Closed) Wedding favours- are they important?

posted 6 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

When someone doesn’t have favors at a wedding they really aren’t missed.  I don’t think they are that important, to be honest.


Seems like every favor thread you read there will be people who empatically LOVE the favors the bride has chosen or have a strong opinion otherwise.



Post # 4
1598 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t think they are epically important, as in, I don’t think anyone would be offended it you didn’t have favors, but I think they are extremely nice and a great touch. 

I am a budget bride with 250+ guests so I know what you mean about looking for something in your price range. But I was not willing to NOT give favors. Why? I think of it this way – a lot of my guests are traveling several hours to attend. They’ve bought clothes, paid for gas/plane tickets, given a gift, got all dressed up, etc. to attend our special day. The LEAST I could do is say ‘thank you’ with a little token of appreciation on their table.

We are having a penguin theme, so I plan on putting some gummy candies in an organza bag and putting a little note on the bag with 2 sides. 1 side will explain why penguins are a significant symbol in mine and my fiance’s relationship and the other side will say “Thank you for spending our wedding day with us!”

At first I was totally against edible favors. But then I realized that most people love any kind of candy, so it probably won’t get wasted. And I certainly didnt’ want anything wasted.

Plus, edible favors are SO affordable!

My total spent on favors will probably be $150 bucks, tops, which is WAAAAAY cheaper than even getting a candle, a keychain, a bookmark, etc. for $1  piece. 

If favors are important to you, I would definitely suggest going to candy/cookie route. 

I see you are in London, but message me if you want some websites for ideas. 
Tongue Out















Post # 5
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We decided to do a photo booth for ours. We will have a few children at the wedding and it will give our guests something to do during cocktail hour.

Post # 6
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@linnylou_88:nope they are the easiet thing to cut from your budget, they are the least important thing!  

Post # 7
4272 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012


Post # 8
899 posts
Busy bee

I don’t think they’re important. I don’t think I would notice if someone didn’t have them.

I’m having a winter wedding too and I bought snowflake ornaments and personalized ribbon in our colors. I hope that because our date is so close to christmas the ornament will actually be useful because everyone will have their trees up.

Total cost is about .70 cents

Post # 9
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I originally wanted to do wedding favors not out of politeness, but just because I had seen so many cute ideas, but when I asked my wedding planner about wedding favors she flat out said “don’t do it.” She said every single wedding she does, the bride and groom end up with so many leftover favors out of their butts and it’s such a huge waste of money. Edible or not, they are such a waste!!!!

Guests would MUCH more appreciate an individual, personalized handwritten note thanking them for coming.

Post # 10
9115 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I am someone who will not take a favor if I don’t have a use for it.

A corkscrew? I have one of my own.
Bars of soap? I’m generally pretty picky with my soap.
Tiny jars of glitter? WTF am I going to do with glitter?
Sand art? See the jar of glitter…

Most favors are impractical. I am up in the air about favors for my own wedding — I know things I like and may offer to my guests, but I’ve also got plans for.. even if nobody takes them, I have a use for them. That way you’re not sitting around with boxes of marbles, fake flowers, sand art or tiny jars of bubbles.

Post # 11
364 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Honestly I can’t recall what the favors were at a single wedding I’ve been to. So yeah, they’nor important to me. We’re not doing them.

Wait, I remember one. My Future Mother-In-Law made 150 jars of jam for FBIL’s wedding, and at least half of them were still there at the end of the night. We took a bunch, they’re sooo delicious. i felt bad that she went to so much workand it was pretty much a waste.

Post # 12
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would not miss not getting them!

The only favor I have ever really liked was those personalized M&Ms!

We’re doing favors (because Fiance REALLY wanted them) and we’re doing boxes of candy!

Post # 13
1607 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I don’t think we’re doing them.  My mom has some weird fixation on them (which is strange because shes really not involved in planning at all and is 100% behind our non-traditional vision) but I’m still on the fence. If I can find something inexpensive we’ll do it but I’m not going to break the bank over it. like others have said, I don’t think I would ever feel “slighted” leaving a wedding without a favor.

Post # 15
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Etsy is a lifesaver! Just sayin. Have you looked on there?

Post # 16
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

No they are not at all in my opinion. But I do think you can find one easier due to your wedding being so close to Christmas-ornaments, cookies shaped like snowflakes, red and green or just white macaroons (very trendy and delicious in Vancouver right now).

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