Post # 1
Hey Bees! I’m trying to decide on a favour and I wasn’t sure what to do. I’m thinking I’ll probably use chocolates but I’ve seen some other really nice ideas too. I know that the things I think make a good favour may not be warmly recieved by others, though. So I’m wondering if any bees have a favour that they just hate getting?
Post # 3
Pretty much all favors would be seen as useless, unless it was something I could eat or a photobooth strip.
Post # 4
Edible is better than non edible.
Any tchotchke with the couple’s name and wedding date is pretty much useless (pens, key lights, koozies, anything you can get for cheap on promo material sites) unless it’s really awesome somehow I guess, but I’ve never seen any of those that aren’t like “really, do I need a [this] with your name on it?”
Post # 5
+1 to edible over non edible. Honestly, any favour that I can’t eat will generally go in the garbage when I get home unless its soap or a candle maybe. If its something with the couple’s name on it or some sort of cheap decor that will clutter my house and I have no space for, trash.
Post # 6
@MissStumptown: +20 this.
Pretty much all favors end up in the “useless” category.
Edit: I will not take home anything that has been personalized with your name and date. Seriously. I don’t care what it is — I have no interest for your name(s) or date(s) on something in my house. It will either be left behind or thrown away.
Post # 7
I’ve noticed the latest trend is to NOT have favors, because let’s be honest here, they cost money and nobody wants a stupid trinket. It’s a wedding, not a little boy’s birthday party.
Good favors: candy. name-brand candy. I want real M & Ms, not some knock off crap that tastes like dirt.
Bad favors (I’ve actually gotten and threw away the second I got inside my house)- candles, shotglasses, luggage tags (that aren’t even TSA certified, wtf?), bottle opener, jar of sand (I still don’t understand that one…it wasn’t a beach wedding or anything) and a picture of the bride and groom in a keychain. Yeah. Didn’t keep any of that crap.
Now that I proofread this, I see how bitchy it comes off as….wow. I guess I am pretty opinionated when it comes to favors!!
Post # 8
-Anything from Dollar Tree (there’s one down my street, and if I wanted a tacky plastic picture frame from there, I’d go buy it!
-Anything with the couple’s name on it. If your names were Barack and Michelle Obama, or Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, I might want to display it around the house. Otherwise….
Post # 9
I would consider pretty much every favor to be useless, unless it was something I could eat that I would actually eat (for example, we once got cookies that were really gross) or photo booth pictures. I would say photo booth pictures trumps all so far because edible favors get eaten and forgotten but people usually keep and display their photo booth photos.
Post # 10
I agree about anything with the couple’s name/date/photo on it… I think edibles are a good idea. You have to be careful in thinking about the interests of all of your guests… I have seen some couples give out flower seeds, which is a neat idea, but probably almost none of the men attending will be interested, and I’m sure plenty of the women attending don’t have any interest in gardening either. Same kind of goes for candles, even. It’s difficult to come up with something, other than edibles, that you know most of the guests will actually use. It’s just a waste of money otherwise…
Personally, I’d rather couples put the extra money into the food or drinks at their wedding than take home a favor! But maybe that’s just me!
Post # 11
I never see photobooths as a “favor” so much as a chore when I’m a guest. I don’t enjoy being photographed and certainly don’t want to be told I must (and I have been) so the bride can have photos of everyone. I’m even less pleased when she posts them to facebook.
That said, something edible and without names on it always pleases. I’m thinking M&Ms in your colors or if you’re a DIYer homebaked cookies. A friend gave out mini bottles of champagne. Those were fantastic!
Post # 12
Honesty most of them, unless it is edible.
Post # 13
After reading this thread I am so glad ive got edibles for my wedding favours!! x
Post # 14
@ArtDecoDC: I thought I was the only one that saw photobooths as not a favour or a not a very good one. If I am going to display a photo in my house it will be a nice one and not a cheap photobooth one.
The only favour I like are edible ones and even then some of them are horrible. I don’t go looking for the favours so I guess for no favour is the best favour.
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2013 - The Skinner Barn
@ArtDecoDC: I find it surprising that you would be forced into using the photobooth at a wedding. I always saw it as a fun thing to do when there’s a lull in dancing or during cocktail hour. I suppose, though, that couples having a “photobooth guestbook” would want most people to have pictures. If we can swing the cost of a photobooth, we will have a guestbook in addition to the photobooth one
Post # 16
@ArtDecoDC: I’m glad you mentioned the champagne! I’ve considered that (IF I do favors at all)