(Closed) What's the BEST and WORST wedding favor you've received?

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 151
2146 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

lula0508 :  I totally agree, I often wonder about the physical size of people who want eadibles as favors because who in their right mind (or stomach) can eat more snack crap after a full wedding meal???

makes me think of the monty python sketch ‘but its waffer thin’ lol


the weddings ive been too with eadibles have consisted of one with jordan almonds (I ate them but only because I was starving as the had NO veggie option… the meal was badly planned otherwise they would of been useless) and one with chocolate truffles that I had to take home, they got squashed in the bag and ruined my clothes undecided

same at parties, so many stale or sticky things a few days later… virtually no one eats them because they are full at the time and they’ve gone dodgy by the time you remember it or they are dangerous – half our guests are diabetic or have allergies and I frankly dont fancy killing someone with random unlabled food (all honestly they are smart enough to just not eat it which means its wasted anyway)


I think a lot of people ‘think’ eadible are more popular because they are far easier to dump as waste in bins (or slip in your bag and throw out the next day when its left crumbs EVERYWHERE) not because people are actually consuming them


the only suitable ‘consumable’ products are preserve ones… drinks, spreads, oils, teas, soaps and even then theres still a risk of allergies

Post # 152
141 posts
Blushing bee

Anything engraved with the bride and grooms names are just the worst. I’ve found people just don’t take them home with them and the hotel staff just end up dumping them in the bin.


The best is anything edible. I loved a little box of 3 mini luxury foiled wrapped milk chocolates we had at a wedding 4 years ago. I still talk about how tasty they were.


Post # 153
593 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

malgor :  How prominent is the logo? I love the idea and symbolism of the truffles but don’t love having single mismatched glasses in my cupboard.

Any thoughts on mine? It’s fall in New England so I’m planning to make lots (LOTS) of small jars of homemade apple butter. It’s just apples, sugar, and spices – basically an applesauce cooked way down so it’s dark and thick and spreadable – so no allergy/intolerance concerns.

Post # 154
2128 posts
Buzzing bee

I’ve never been to a wedding! But I think the key is to know your guests, and be true to them and yourselves. 

I’m poss having a table with a few things set up, because as a winter wedding there are things that are important to me (eg those seed bird feeding things that you hang in trees) and if people don’t take them then that’s fine, they will come home to my trees! 



Post # 155
2128 posts
Buzzing bee

btob17 :  I’m a fan of candles as a non-food consumable. Nothing outrageous, no printed names or dates, or cutesy little messages, just natural beeswax candles. I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t use candles, and a natural beeswax candle is neutral enough that it doesn’t look tacky, or smell horrendously over-perfumed. 

Post # 156
1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

MrsElle :  I’d be careful with edibles. Allergies, some life-threatening are really a problem. 

BEST: laquered chop sticks, take-home centerpiece (herb plant), rocks from nearby beach, locally made micro-batch hot sauce, tiny jar of honey, tiny jar of marmalade, glass jar of artisan popping corn, rocks painted with nice saying (love, create, hope, charity, fun), bag of coffee for two servings (locally roasted).  

WORST: Cd of photos of the couple over the years and with their pets (in fairness, the parents did it), envelope to put in my donation to their charity of choice, horrendous smelling candle, cheap sunglass (like dollar-store cheap), home made Patchouli smelling lipbalm, jordon almonds…golf tess with the groom’s name (not both, not neither, just the groom). 

Post # 157
308 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Best – none that I can remember. 

Worst – coasters. I didn’t get invited to the wedding as it was an only family event . My coworker brought coasters as favors for everyone in the office when she came back out to work….and everyone’s coaster is still there…..at work. Doing nothing.



Post # 158
252 posts
Helper bee

Where I’m from, they ALWAYS “have” to give out those delicious vanilla and dulce de leche cakes which we call (in the native language), “well-married” cakes. They are absolutely amazing 😀
& They usually come in little boxes matching the wedding’s theme or colour scheme.

Post # 159
2798 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

sweatergal007 :  I would absolutely LOVE to get a mini succulent, I think they are adorable!!! 

Post # 160
1259 posts
Bumble bee

This thread makes me want to win at favours lol.

I don’t know what we’d do yet though…

Post # 161
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

For ours, I’m making burlap bags and filling them with plastic baggies of coffee beans. (We met when we were both working as baristas, so it’s kind of a cool personal touch) I have this vintage lace that I’m adding onto the bag, and then decorating them with a little red button. I have little detachable tags that say “Let Love Brew” with our wedding date. (Painstakingly handwritten by my brother, who is awesome. But people can always take the tag of and hopefully still use the bag for something!!) Hopefully that falls into a win category…

My favourite wedding favour was one where a donation was made to breast cancer research, because the groom’s mother had just beaten hers a few weeks before the wedding. That, to me was super special and meaningful.

The Worst: I think I can appreciate all the wedding favours I’ve gotten, because I think knowing how much effort I’ve been putting into mine makes me appreciate others. If I had ever received one that you could tell was thoughtless (like the painted pear) or just blatantly self centred I might feel differently!

Post # 162
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2019 - City, State

btob17 :  Did…you just fat-bash people who like edible favors? In my experience, it’s usually not that *much* food or that filling (like a couple of small pieces of candy or something) and it’s often eaten *before* the actual dinner (because a lot of couples keep their guests waiting a while). And then you don’t have anything fragile to carry home afterward, woot!

Post # 163
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

We’ve hired a caricature artist for them to take home their pictures as favors. Plus gives them something to do during the reception:)

Post # 164
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

We never received a favour we didn’t like. All our favours will hopefully find a place in our home minus the edible ones 

Post # 165
61 posts
Worker bee

Best: Wine! 

Worst: A personalized major jar with their bride and groom’s name and date of wedding. A lot of people left their mason jars behind. Such a waste of money ):

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