(Closed) What wedding favors would you actually want?

posted 4 years ago in Favors
Post # 31
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Photo booth strip or succulent. I’m a sucker for succulents! Or something edible. Maybe a strip of local honey or something else regional.

Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Another vote for the edibles, otherwise I like photo booths and I like the idea of plants but only if all of your guests are local

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I got hot chocolate mix with marshmallows in a mug once which I enjoyed – the mug was personalized but I still liked it and still have it. I’m not so against personalized favors since I like having that memory but dont think I’d go that route seeing that most people can’t stand them lol!

so yea some nice quality chocolates or sweets are great. 

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Something edible

Alcohol

A bottle opener

A Plant

 

Please no named glasses!

Post # 35
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Ok so I would want what we gave so that’s what I’m gonna say lol. They got their photo booth strips which everyone loved and we got married on 7/11 so we decided to give everyone a dollar scratch ticket with a penny. Everyone hand fun scratching theirs waiting for dinner to come. We had a few small winners and one person won $50. It was pretty cool.

Post # 36
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Given that most of us can’t do faors like Kanye and Kim

$500 bottles of Bollinger champagne, $200 Creme de la Mer products, handmade souvenir trinkets with Kim and Kanye’s initials etched in Swarovski crystals, bottles of scents from local perfumeries, and $250 vouchers for treatments at the hotel’s spa.

my vote is for skipping favors entirely. Seriously. My life is not going to be enhanced because you give me one cookie, a truffle, a teeny jar of jam or honey, or even a photostrip.  You have already given me appetizers and drinks, dinner and dessert, dancing and fun socializing.  Save your favor budget and have a drink on me while you are on your honeymoon.

Post # 37
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Another vote for nothing. I would much rather the couple save their money.

But if you must then something edible which is good quality. If you are going to buy cheap candy (which usually tastes bad) just for the sake of having a favour then please just don’t.

Also going to echo everyone saying no to anything with names or dates or any knick knacks.

Post # 38
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Honey bee

We were invited to a family wedding where a big fuss was made about the bride making the favors. She bought little jars, filled them with Jordan almonds, put a ribbon around it, and printed stickers with their names and date. No one in our family even likes Jordan almonds.

We politely took them, but knew we wouldn’t want to pack them in our suitcases, for the flight home. There was a park next to our hotel, so we poured the almonds out there, for the squirrels (they probably hate us), then put the jars in the recycling can, in our room.

Of course, this was a wedding where the food was not plentiful or very good, so we left a bit early to go out and get something to eat. I also vote for no favors – spend the money on hosting your guests.

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I went to a wedding that had tea and coffee as favors with the saying love is brewing I loved that!

Post # 40
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Bumble bee

Something edible. But not if it needs something else to go with it (i.e. I don’t want jams/jellys etc). 

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I think my favorites were: coasters and koozies.  Of course anything edible is fantastic 🙂  We gave away wine glasses and pint glasses–with a cute little quote, our names, and date.  Everyone on here says so personalization, but I have had so many people say how much they loved our favors.  They send me pics when they are using them.  I even had one ask me if we had any left overs because hers accidently broke.  We took home maybe 3 of each at the end of the night, which was ok because I really wanted some!    Personally you know your guests better then we do and know what they would enjoy!

Post # 42
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

something i can eat.  cookies, candy, chocolate, jam, honey etc.

otherwise, i don’t want a favor.  i’ll never use something with your name and date engraved on it.

Post # 43
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We had a lot of people comment on how much they loved our koozies and they had our names on them. The reverse had a ‘hi my name is ______’ graphic for people to put their own name on the koozie. 

Post # 44
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Our venue doesn’t allow ANY outside food to be brought in (including favors), so we are doing little photo frames for our photo booth. They won’t have anything with our date on them.

Post # 45
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Buzzing bee

Edibles all the way.  I don’t want anything I have to keep around.

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