Post # 1
My wedding is still a year out but I’m anxiously awaiting and starting to work on the small details. We’ve talked briefly about favors and Future Mother-In-Law suggested making coasters out of tiles (like on Pinterest) as our favor but I’m not sold. Personally, I hate favors but since Future In-Laws are helping pay, I have to do them. So what would YOU like to receive as a favor? We don’t have a huge budget and would like to keep them cheap. Any ideas would be much appreciated!
Post # 3
Food. No one wants trinkets from someone else’s wedding
Post # 4
Food favors! I personally, am not a fan of fancy trinkets or charity donations. You can’t go wrong with candy, chocolate, or other fun edibles.
Post # 5
99% of the bees prefer food favors. Honestly, I have stuff from people’s weddings and since I’ve moved so many times, they’re all in a box somewhere and I doubt I’ll ever take them out. I have pictures as mementos. Maybe do a photobooth for people to take pictures, if you don’t want to do food?
Post # 6
All I really want at a wedding is good food and good cake. I would skip favors. If you absolutely must, get edible favors (cookies, caramel apples, chocolates, fancy popcorn).
Post # 7
Another vote for food. No one wants coasters, beer holders, matchboxes, soap bubbles, or chalk (that one was particularly weird at a wedding).
Post # 8
Something edible. I’ll never take/keep anything with someone else’s name on it.
Post # 9
+1 for edible! I also like photo booths that print strips right then, since it can be nice personal memory of the event
Post # 10
Food or wine. The worst favor I got was a 2 x 2 inch picture frame. Exactly what am I supposed to do with that?
Post # 11
Food is the best cause no one wants a dust collector to bring home from a wedding lol
Post # 12
@PrettyinPink45: Food/candy people dont like items with your personalized names, pictures, etc..
We are doing cupcakes
Post # 14
@chasesgirl: +1 “No one wants trinkets from someone else’s wedding”
@PrettyinPink45: If you don’t have a favor at all – I sincerely doubt anyone will notice – much less say ‘she’s cheap’.
Use the money elsewhere – me getting to enjoy the celebration with you is ‘favor’ enough! 🙂
Post # 15
Thanks ladies! I will have to try and convince everyone involved that favors are unnecessary (that’s my view!) and I’m not sure why Future Mother-In-Law is so obsessed with them. Every time she comes home from a wedding with yet another favor she complains. What makes her think people won’t do that at my wedding? I’m thinking a bag of kisses, M&M’s, etc. would be good enough.
Post # 16
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
If she really wants the coasters I think they could work, but I would give everyone a set of two with no names on them- you can put your names and date on the tag. Then every couple should end up with a set of four