Post # 1
The observation that I saw was that if you choose to have favors, make sure to set them out at each place setting. The couple in question had a bowl of candy at the entrance by the guestbook that went untouched as well as 2 baskets of candy in small organza bags as favors that no one knew were to take, even being in plain sight. Those who were still there at the very end were sent home with gobs of them just to get rid of them. Just goes to show that even edible favors won’t be missed if they aren’t there or are in hiding. Everyone had a great time without them.
Post # 3
Good point Ember78! Another thing which might have helped would be if the couple put out a sign in front of the bown of favor bags encouraging guests to take one.
Would love to hear from newlwyeds as to how they made sure their guests got the favors if they chose not to put them out at each place setting.
Post # 4
Even at my best friend’s wedding the favors were at each setting and I ended up collecting about half of them at the end of the night. But I agree a sign might have helped. Good point!
Post # 5
Ooh good to know! We are having candy favors but we are not having assigned seating so I have been going back and forth on whether to have them all together somewhere or on each table. Hopefully we don’t have too many leftovers!
Post # 6
I had to actively press favors into guests’ hands at our engagement party. They were in a decorative basket by the door with a sign and still, nobody saw them. The people who did wind up with them wrote to say how much they enjoyed them, but oh well.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
That’s a shame that no one took the favors!