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

posted 8 years ago in Favors
Post # 122
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@orchidaloha: hahahaa oh man. Thanks for sharing, this boogles my mind and is cracking me up. There have been some crazy worsts on this thread but this is in the Top 3. Especially with that order form. AT a wedding?!? My goodness. Puts all the bad ones I have seen into perspective! 

Post # 123
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

@sapphire–stars:  The worst thing was that people actually ordered stuff! I kept seeing their faces every time I went to someone’s house after their wedding!

Post # 124
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Best: all chocolate favors, picture stand for the photobooth pics (it held 4 pics I love it), an ornament (november wedding, the ornament was beautiful glass with pearls inside). 

Worst: bubbles, plastic champagne cup with mints inside (I accepted both graciously & took them home). 

Generally the favors at weddings & parties I attend are always really nice. I’ve never been to a shower or wedding that didn’t have favors. 

Post # 125
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@orchidaloha:  Hahaha omg. That’s priceless. I can’t imagine a scenario where I would have ORDER forms at a wedding so people can buy these things. Why would I not just buy them myself for close family? Why would I expect people to pay and WHY would they? (So that those pictured knickknacks were taunting you!) Free or not. Why would I think people want a temp tat about us?! Lol. Maybe it’s a regional thing or these people are just waaaaay out there. I can’t even see doing that for a college graduation. 

Post # 126
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Adams_bee:  maybe they should have put a condom in these, would have at least been useful, I wonder if you can get condoms with the bride and groom’s faces on them? Some of these favor ideas are very dreadful..

Post # 127
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Best – Anything edible, especially chocolates! YUM!

Worst – Can coozies with their “ranch” brand on it complete with a outline of a steer. Classy.

 

Post # 128
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Love this thread!  I can see my Fiance rolling his eyes because he did not want to do favors, but I still feel like it’s a nice touch.  It’s funny when it’s your turn and all of a sudden you’re obsessed with the details lol.  We decided on edibles – chocolate pretzels and popcorn – my favorites and yum and caved in on a few bottle openers… which I hope people find useful :/

Best: anything edible

Worse: A crystal thing? I think it was a paperweight?  A glass full of sand with the couples name?  I just don’t know what to do with this type of stuff – I feel like it’s bad karma to throw that stuff away :/

 

 

Post # 129
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I honestly don’t keep any of the wedding favors I’ve received.  My fiance and I are thinking about doing our own homemade raspberry lemonade vodka with personalized labels on them in mini nip bottles as favors (most if not all of our guests would not have a problem with this type of favor).  We are having an open bar at our wedding as well.  We just thought this would be a cute homemade item that would be a crowd pleaser.  Just wondering what people’s thoughts were about this type of favor.  Thanks!

Post # 130
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Best: Homemade bottle of wine.

Worst: A plastic wine corck and rlastic notepad with pen. Both with the couple’s date printed on a sticker. It clearly cost .50 from oriental trading. Why? Just why??

Post # 131
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Some of the comments just make my heart fall. Yes, my favor is personalized (our wedding date and names and a much larger design), and they’re pint glasses. People use glassware, regardless of if they’re beer drinkers… and I’m sorry, even if we’re distantly related, or you’re only there because my Future Mother-In-Law forced your name on the guestlist, I’m still offering you a further token to remember my wedding.

If remembering the names/dates of the wedding is so “awful” to some of you, why did you go to the wedding in the first place?

Post # 132
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@smsorens:  Hurray, I’m so pleased to hear vanilla was your favourite! I’m planning to give half our guests mini homemade vanilla bottles and half small jars of honey, because I like to bake and my darling has worked as a beekeeper. If I hadn’t had that idea, though, I probably wouldn’t have bothered with favours at all.

My favourites were the fancy truffles my friends gave, although at the time I didn’t even think of them as favours – just more dessert to stuff into my face! The worst were tiny cheap-o picture frames, followed closely by a set of two coasters inscribed with LOVE. I think I’ve thrown out all those trinkety things!

Post # 133
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

Worst: Candle with couples name and date.

Best: Candy 🙂

Post # 134
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@sip:  I still have wine glasses with my cousin’s best friend’s names & wedding date printed on it in red. I use it when I drink wine with dinner on my own (or ice tea when I still want to feel fancy!)  🙂 I don’t know why people are so against personalization either. 

Post # 135
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Best: I have 2

1) I was at a wedding in Brazil and it was insanely hot. The bride gave all the girls havaiana flip flops (they had then in various sizes) and fans. I can’t remember what the guys got.

2) Pictures from a photobooth, and something edible. The pictures were great.

Worst: I actually don’t remember any specifically. However, if I went to a wedding where they did a donation to a charity in lieu of a favor I’d think it’s tacky. I don’t need the favor/present, just don’t do anything. It’s not a gift to me if you donate to your favorite charity, no matter how neutral it is. I honestly don’t expect/want any wedding favors and would be perfectly happy just enjoying the dinner, drinks, dancing, etc.

Post # 136
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@DRodriguez12:  hell yeah I would like that!  🙂

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