Post # 61
Give me sweets, good candy (Godiva chocolates). Please no koozies, single champagne glasses, placemats, coasters with your name on them. Don’t give me anything with your name on it, cause I don’t want any more shit in my house.
Post # 62
booze, or don’t give me anything and donate to a charity
Post # 63
Edible or a plant. Nothing with your name on it.
I never thought I’d say this, but I actually have a few winestoppers from weddings that I use. They don’t have names on them though.
Post # 64
1st choice: Something I can eat in the Uber on the way home. Second choice: Nothing. Third choice: Something I can eat at home, like honey or jam. Fourth choice: n/a, because I will just leave it on the table.
Post # 65
garnobella: I think in both Aus and NZ we call them stubby coolers?
I vote for mints or good quality chocolates. Also I remember reading somewhere that a bride did little packets of tissues which came in handy both for emotional speeches and tidying up after a late night!
I have several photobooth photos which we enjoy looking at on the fridge every day. I would use a pretty bookmark. I always eat the candy (but not sugared almonds).
Does anyone ever alternate favours? So every 2nd person gets a different one. That seems like it might sometimes be better than a couple getting two of the same somethings? What about ring-holders for ladies (you know, eg an elephant with his trunk up that you slip your ring on for safekeeping when you do the dishes). I would love one of those. Luggage tags? Lip balm? I was given some personalized lip balms for Christmas last year and loved them.
I never used: place card holders, bottle opener, wine bottle stopper (how often do you see a cork these days), salt and pepper shakers, mini photo frame, almonds, mini watering can, soaps, mini jam, sand in a bottle.
Post # 66
I went to a wedding that donated money to a charity instead of favors. I liked that.
Post # 67
Open bar and good music. Save your money on small favors. They always get left at the reception anyways.
Post # 68
We bought wedding favours from Cancer Research UK because my husband’s aunt had died of cancer the previous year. They were just little pin badges, and they printed a placecard to let people know.
One of my friends said a wedding she went to did scratch cards and lottery tickets… I like that idea!
Post # 70
What about a Christmas ornament of some sort that is themed liked your wedding. This way they can take it out every Christmas and use it on the tree. We are making wooden disc ornaments with our initials and date burned into it. 🙂
Post # 71
I tend towards the ‘waste of money’ viewpoint, I’m afraid!
Even edibles are just racking up costs unnecessarily- it’s not like you’re not feeding your guests.
The best idea I’ve seen is a table set up at the end of the night with bottles of water and vitamin tablets/headache tablets! Sort of an SOS for hangovers.
Post # 72
Sorry- not sorry- but I think koozies are tacky.
We are doing mini pies and succulents.
Post # 73
I vote nothing.
Even edible favors usually suck – (stale cookies, chocolates I don’t like, some crappy alternative). You want to feed me more? Great, add it into your dessert selection. If I want to eat M&Ms I can find a vending machine – I don’t need a handful of them packaged up in some burlap sack with your name on it. It also kind of grosses me out thinking whose hands have been all over that food to put the favors together.
Anything personalized – I don’t care how cute and clever you think you’re being, most likely I won’t find it cute or clever. I’d much rather the bride and groom spend more money on good music, good food, and good booze at the reception.
Post # 74
I’m all for the edible favor (they’re my favorite kind). I was originally planning to do miniature glass candy jars with mints or M&Ms. But I’m having a Destination Wedding at an all-inclusive resort and there wil be PLENTY for guests to eat. Not to mention glass would be difficult and heavy to transport on a plane. So I chose DIY coasters with a map print, and airplane-shaped bottle openers. In my mind people would be crazy not to want to take these home and use them! Lol
Post # 75
ana2017: We’re totally doing jars of honey! The Vinyard we’re hosting our wedding at has bee hives so it goes.
I have to say thre pretty expensive to buy, but I’m a totaly DIY bride and can assemble them for a third the price 🙂
A good idea is a candy buffet, or cupcakes in boxes.