(Closed) What’s the best wedding favor?

posted 10 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I’ve never met a chocolate I didn’t like…..

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2007

I second the chocolates! 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2007

I’ve been to 3 weddings, and did not receive a traditional favor at any of them.  At 2 of the weddings, guests could take the centerpieces home with them.  However in both cases, the centerpieces were just 1 item (1 was a potted plant and 1 was a candle inside a vase) so only 1 person per table could take it.

Interestingly, my mother insisted that we give out favors.
As they were leaving, we gave our guests a midnight snack to-go. The white paper bag contained a little carton of milk (2%, whole, or chocolate) and 2 heart-shaped black and white cookies. (The NY deli style cookie with half black icing and half white icing)

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I was going to say chocolate too! and wine!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Anything edible.  I have a box of wedding favor knick knacks that I’m trying to get myself to throw away.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I go with anything edible or functionable. I refuse to give them anything they can’t consume or will tossi n the glove compartment to only forget about and then I’ve wasted my money….

I’m actually doing both – cookies and then coasters that say love on them. I’m not sure when to give out the cookies, either use them as escorts to the tables or hand them out midnight snack style like TXbride….thats could work. Coasters will go on the table.

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I’m doing two kinds- I’m having a candy bar (but I’m starting to lean towards the idea of cookies instead!) and I’m doing out of town bags using a canvas tote I’m in the process of decorating with our sanddollar theme, with local fruits, bottled water, snacks, cd’s with some of our fav tunes, local maps, coupons for our fav local spots, and homemade olive oil hand soaps- weird yes, but AMAZING! I think there is something else I’m putting in the bags, but I don’t have the list in front of me!

One of my sisters made cd’s and the other one did votive candles.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

My sister had Yankee Candle votives and really great locally made chocolates.  My mom stashed the extra candles and sends her a few every year on her anniversary.

On a similar note, a friend of mine had the custom m&ms (and some other stuff, can’t remember what so must not have been that great).  However, her hubby orders the same custom m&ms (in their colors with their names and wedding date) every year for her for their anniversary.  Too sweet.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I know I’m going against the trend here but I never really appreciate the edible ones. I have a pair of champaign flutes (one per guest) from one wedding I love and still use and it saved them from renting them so it actually wasn’t that pricey. I also really like the idea of something for the ride home. Not sure what I’m going to do yet.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Another vote for edible favors here.  I have tossed too many personalized votive candle holders, shot glasses, "bells," matchbooks, CDs, etc. from the weddings that I’ve attended.

I’ll probably be doing Girl Scout cookies for my wedding. 

Post # 14
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Newbee

I also like edible stuff.  I have one too many ring holders, wine stoppers and bottle openers to do anything else with a clear conscience.  I actually would love to do a donation on behalf of my guests, but my fiance insists his guests will feel slighted if they "didn’t get something."  We argued about it, and I think the winning outcome will be a per couple thing, and then a donation for everyone.  I went to a wedding where everyone got a box of chocolate at the start of the reception, but each couple got a bottle of wine as they left.  I thought it worked out well.

Post # 15
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Wannabee

We are doing drink koozies–I found them for .73 cent each online. I was going to print our signature drink recipes on some coasters, and put them and the koozie in a cellophane bag. But, I think I am running out of time, patience and Gocco screens to complete it, so we’ll see–they might just be getting koozies.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

One wedding I attended had homemade grape jelly for every guest.  They grew grapes in their backyard and had plenty to spare.  It fit very well into their fall theme. 

For my wedding, on the other hand, I am thinking about a candy buffet that guests can scoop candy into little boxes or other such container.  My colors are blue and green, so I picked out blue, green, and white assorted candies.

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