(Closed) What is the best and worst favor you have ever gotten at a wedding?

posted 5 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

best – chocolates with their wedding date.

worst – some bubbles with their wedding date. they werent pretty or anything they were like these. it wouldn’t bother me so much but they asked for money at both the bridal shower and wedding, and told everyone the amount of money they expected from us. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

best: anything edible. candy bar, fortune cookies, jordan almonds

worst: donation made in my name to a pro-life organization.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@mrswestcoast:  My eyes were like saucers when I read your “worst.” There are no words.

 

Best: Old time candy bar (taffys, root beer barrels, etcc).

Worst: A mini whisk (like four inches tall) I couldn’t think of a single thing to do with it 🙁 It was so cute though!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Worse…bubbles

 

Best…hmm. I would have to say little picture frames, even though I did’nt like them and still can’t find a use for it, they are cute. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

 best was a mini scroll with a note saying how much I meant to the couple.

worst was definitely a box with 3 unwrapped love heart sweets. Not nice at all.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Best: a mini-bottle of sparkling cider with a plain champagne flute with a few candies inside the glass. I’m pretty sure I finished it off that same day, lol.

 

Worst: a picture frame with a non-standard dimension. It was a lovely white ceramic frame, but the size was very odd and the entire time I’ve had this thing in my house (more than 10 years), I’ve never had a photo that would fit inside it.

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Best: Personalised lollies, Chocolates, Biscuits, the flowers from the table arrangements which each female was given to go home with.

Worst: Can/beer holders, sugared almonds

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

Best: A a bouquet of fresh flowers (Every female guest got a mini bouquet, i loved it. It would have easily cost $20)

Worst: Worst was unfortunately my brother’s! It was some crystal swan thing from the markets. Cost him about $1.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Best: Earrings

Worst: A bookmark

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

@mrswestcoast:  **** me, that is horrific. How did you even know these people?

Surely if you do the charity donation thing, you choose a politically neutral cause! My cousin made a donation to an ecotourism project which supported mountain gorillas and local indigenous people at his wedding. Nobody can object to the ‘oversized monkeys’ and the indigenous people, right?

Anyway. Best has been anything edible. Worst has been anything non-edible.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

I’ve only been to 3 weddings, but I liked all the favors: A bottle of BBQ sauce, a bag of hersheys kisses, and a personalized keychain with their wedding info and my name (doubled as a placecard) (I liked this one so much because it was my BFF’s and I used it as my primary keychain for at least a year).

I’m not doing favors at my wedding because too many people just leave them there, even if they’re food. Their favor is the free food, booze, and entertainment for the night 😛

Post # 14
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Helper bee

I havent been to enough to have a worse, but I really liked CDS that had all the main songs from the reception on it with a personalized cd cover saying “____ & ____ wedding” and date

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center

I think you can never go wrong with min-hersheys with a personalized wrapper. Even if there are a million left over…I’ll take care of it.

The worst was the little 99 cent baby figurine (a baby favor at a wedding? yes.) It is so ugly too! it came in a bag with Jordan almonds. but you know what….I still have that baby. And I did eat the almonds…so not that bad.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Best: A small tree (twice). First one I took and I planted it at my parents place (I still lived with them), second one we had to leave because my SO and I live in a condo in the middle of the city. All other weddings we’ve been to have given us food and made dontations to the humane society, and other non-political charities.

 

Oddest: Plain white emergency candles. My SO uses them to wax his hockey sticks.

 

Worst: I haven’t had a worst, but my parents once received a nice frame with the couple’s name and wedding date engraved on it with one of their engagement photos. I believe the thank you card came with wedding photo so you could update the frame. Sounds cute, but only works well if you are having a small intimate wedding with close family and friends. It doesn’t work well if you have a large wedding where parents’ co-workers are invited. My parents didn’t really know the bride and groom, they worked with the parents.

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