Post # 1
I’ve never been to a wedding so I have never gotten a favor or anything. But I wanted to know what type of favors you are giving out or some that you have seen.
I don’t want to do anything cheesy, I want something that people aren’t going to keep for a little bit and then throw away. I want something that is going to be useful.
Post # 3
@otto2008: Our wedding favor were coffee mugs with All You Need is Love written on them
Post # 4
We’re going “non-traditional” and making a donation to the local Humane Society in lieu of gifts. Both of us felt that many weddings you get some knicknacks and you either throw them out or they get lost in the junk drawer at home (which seems like a waste).
Post # 5
We are also doing a donation to a charity, but then our friend is also generously making us mini cookies to be placed in small boxes for our guests as well. Mmmm cookies…
Post # 6
I am making little bottles of vanilla extract. I love to bake so its something personal and useful. Its in little amber bottles like these, and I’ll put a cute tag a ribbon on it
One thing Ive learned is people don’t like useless things, you can’t go wrong with cany/something edible
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2014 - Latitude 41
@lollygagon: So cute and original!
Post # 9
As it’s Easter, mini chocolate eggs.
Post # 10
We’re doing a dessert buffet instead of favours lol. Of my two cousins, one gave out homemade fudge that was so delicious and just wrapped in tissue paper, and I’ve always remembered it as I thought it was a great personal touch. My other cousin donated money to charity by buying keyrings from Marie Curie and giving one to each guest, which was really nice as they are a useful keepsake, unlikely to be thrown away, and obviously a chunk of money went to charity which made it all the better
Post # 11
We are doing stemless wine glasses for our 150 guest.
Post # 12
we did a photobooth and it was a hit! everyone had great time with it and whenever i go to someone’s house i see their pictures on their fridge 🙂
other favors i’ve received: a wine stop (i don’t drink wine, so this one was useless), a jar of honey (loved this!), shot glasses (these are always handy), cookie cutter with a recipe, cookies, candles, m&m’s, seed paper (i thought this was very cool).
Post # 13
We did Chinese take-out boxes filled with candy, and a custom fortune cookie that thanked our guests for coming!
They worked out to like $1.25 each.
Post # 14
We are doing mesh bags filled with a set of playing cards (Las Vegas wedding – they are silver and say “Love” on the backs), a monogrammed lollipop that matches our colors, 2 butter mints, wedding bubbles and a small pack of tissues (that also matches our wedding colors).
Oriental trading saved my butt on that one. The 50 mesh bags were $5 on ebay shipped from China; Lollipops were ~$1 each, buttermints were $3 for a bag of like 100, playing cards were $5/dozen (yay, sale!), wedding bubbles 48 count for…I think $8ish? And I got free shipping and a 15% off coupon at the time. We are also doing chocolate poker chips, but those will be spread on the tables.
It works out to about $3/favor, which I don’t mind because we only have 35-40 guests and it is a Destination Wedding so wanted to give them a little bit extra.
Post # 15
I personally like edible favors. Chances are, most brides and grooms aren’t going to be spending enough money on favors to provide a quality product that I’m going to use. Things like shot glasses, candle holders, picture frames, coasters, etc., are probably going to get very little use, if they even make it back home with me. I baked a sweet n salty buffet for my guests using my own recipes, that way it was something personal my guests could enjoy.
Post # 16
@BrandNewBride: Where did you get the mini Chinese take-out boxes from? That sounds like a cute idea.