Post # 1
My fiance and I are thinking of making ribbon wands as favors for our big day. We have a rustic themed wedding, and they would be at the table in mason jars for people to wave for us to kiss and again when we leave the ceremony. I included a link to our inspiration. Are these lame? from a guest’s perspective are these totally pointless? Thanks for the honest imput!
Post # 3
To be honest, I’d toss it after the event. But if you wanted it as decoartions, instead of favors, then I’d be waving that thing like crazy.
Post # 4
I think they are cute and they make for really cute exit pictures.
But in regards to being a favour. They aren’t really one at all! The guests can’t do anything with them after the wedding and they will likely be left behind.
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use them as they will be really cute, just don’t call them a favour!
And honestly don’t worry about favours – no one will miss them 😉
Post # 5
I’d keep it as a keepsake from the day. My cat would love it haha! I agree with PPs though, if it’s not something I can use after (like a bag of candy or a shot glass) it’s not a favor.
Post # 6
These are so cute! I agree, not very favor-y though! However, most non-edible favors end up never being used/ taken home! I say make them 🙂
Post # 7
It’s cute as a little ceremony extra but I wouldn’t really consider it a favor. Unless you have a cat at home, like KatyElle mentioned, it would be completely useless.
Post # 8
I agree with pp, its a very cute idea, but not really a favor. I like the idea of waving them for kisses, instead of having thel sound of tapping glasses all night.
Post # 9
What if I perhaps put a few of the flags at the tables and made everyone cake pops? Do I need to do favors? Would I need to make flags for everyone (if I didn’t do favors? If I did?)? Thanks!
Post # 10
@brytanka: First of all — no, you don’t have to do favors. But if you’d like to do them, guests love edible things!
In terms of the little wands, how did you see them being used/incorporated on your day? For photos? Or in another way?
Post # 11
Fun but not a favor. If you do flags, you really do have to have enough for everyone.
You don’t need to do favors- no one does, Some choose to do so.
Post # 12
The flags would be waved instead of those kissing bells and for photos. I thought they might be fun favors, but I guess not so much.
Post # 13
@brytanka: I think they’d be a cute addition to your decor, but beyond photos and whatnot, I just don’t think your guests would know what to do with them. That doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with them! But because favors are meant for guests, I’m just trying to think about it from a guest’s perspective. 🙂
Post # 14
It’s not a favor. Guests won’t take them home afterward and use or display them. Be prepared for your hard work to go into the trash since most people won’t keep them and some may not even wave them at the wedding.
Post # 15
I really like the wands for waving after the ceremony or during dances. but they aren’t really favors. To me they are like an alternative to throwing rice or blowing bubbles, etc.