(Closed) what do you look for in wedding favours

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

Nothing. I can do without favors – they remind me of kids birthday parties – or welcome bags. I’d rather the couple use the money for a better dining experience, for their guests

I’ve been invited to a wedding where the welcome bags got thrown in the trash, rather than packed in a suitcase to bring home, and the suppertime reception food consisted of a 4-item buffet (2 were meat, which I don’t eat), salad, and a roll. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee

Something I can eat or something I can display in my house. One wedding I went to they had cute miniature fish bowls with sand, seashells, and a candle in it. It contributed to the decorations for the wedding but then I got to take it home and use it as a decoration in my house. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Something that is pretty universally enjoyed, or something that the couple knew their crowd would use or enjoy. 

For example, coozies might be a hit at one wedding, and a dud at another. Knowing your audience is important (especially since I hate wasting money!).

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

a lottery ticket

Okay: I would say some type of candy/chocolate. Just one or two pieces and a poem or something. I never understood the concept of wedding favours: You are doing all the work! LOL

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Nothing! I think they are unnecessary at weddings. Save the money for something else. I don’t need a box of matches with your names on it or a shot glass or candle, etc. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t really like any favors, even the edible ones. It’s usually something sweet that I probably don’t need to be eating anyway. I just feel like they’re a waste of money. 

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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2XMOB:  agree with this. I’d rather the couple make the reception really great. I don’t need to take anything home; I’d rather just have a nice dinner, drinks, and good music to dance to. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I like things that are personal to the couple, things you look at and say yup that’s soo the bride and groom. That could be a cookie that looks like their dog, or a mini bottle of their fave alch, a donation to their favorite charity/one they are involved in/one that means smth to them, or no favor at all! Whatever says hey we put some thought into this and personalized it. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

Personally I love edible favors and even if they’re personalized. I don’t want something that would be hard to travel with or breakable if I was an out of town guest. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

I like favors that I’ll actually use. Food is something most people enjoy. 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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ChocolateLime:  i love favors that i can use. i have found that wine bottle stoppers are super popular but its over used. I have gotten them too many times. My aunt went to a wedding and got measuring spoons in the shape of hearts. 

For our wedding we gave out coffee mugs that had All You Need is Love written on them with a double heart monogram. We didnt put dates or names. I am not a fan of that

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Anything edible. We are getting small bottles of a fancy wine. 

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I agree with BWLE, I love it when favors are personalized and reflect the couple’s personalities or wedding theme. 🙂 So much of the reception is geared toward the guests that I think the bride & groom can get away with using a token that means something to them!

At my aunt’s wedding on the beach, she gave away bottles labelled “authentic Jersey shore air”. I thought it was the funniest thing and I still have that bottle!

One of my friends gave away plastic water guns at her outside wedding. SO MUCH FUN.

Another friend gave away little saplings at her park wedding. I don’t think people were too excited over those, but I thought it was personal and different.

For my wedding, my sisters made little “two peas in a pod” tokens with one pea wearing a veil, and one pea wearing a top hat. So cute! One of our guests pinned his to his suit like a boutineirre (sp?).

I did go to a wedding once where the favors were little Hershey candies in a basket with a personal label taped on. I did not love that because I didn’t feel it was very special to the couple and I really wanted to stand there and eat a handful.

 

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