Post # 1
Title is pretty self explanatory.
Either as a guest or a host. ie’ ediable, keepsake etc and what do you loathe
Personally I like anything that i can eat and im not a fan of things with the bride and grooms names or monograms on, especially if the item is a keepsake.
Post # 2
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
- 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
I like favors that I’ll actually use. Food is something most people enjoy.
Post # 12
Thank you all who have answered so far. I have been asked to post this fror a friend. I didnt do wedding favours at my wedding
Post # 13
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
Anything edible. We are getting small bottles of a fancy wine.
Post # 15
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.