Whats the best wedding favour you have ever received?

posted 5 months ago in Favors
Post # 2
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

None have been very memorable. It’s totally skippable, imo. Save the money or spend it somewhere else.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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natasha0b :  best was wine… on the way out there was a sign that said guests could have their pick of a bottle or red or white, which were arranged in barrels by the door.  Or anything edible. 

basically stay away from anything personalized.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Chocolate 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Chocolate covered strawberries. One looked like a groom, and one looked like a bride. They were DELICIOUS 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

The best are always edible. I’ve gotten local honey, local maple syrup, handcrafted chocolates, etc that all get used. One of my favorite non-edibles was from a really casual wedding that had pint glasses – it was your glass for the night AND the favor. It wasn’t personalized, but had a cool design on it. Still most people left them behind and since we are super close with the couple and helped clean up the next day they begged us to take some of the extras because they had so many! We previously had an odd assortment of various pint glasses in our bar but we got rid of them and replaced them with a dozen of these favors so that they’d match hahahaha. So it worked out for us, but clearly most people weren’t a fan of them.

Post # 7
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Honey bee

I dont think I have ever walked away from a wedding super jazzed about a wedding favor or even find “good” favors all that memorable.  The ones I appreciated most were something edible I could nosh on in the car on the way home or the next morning hungover if I had a hotel room.  So basically candy or baked goods.

I can say I remember favors for the wrong reason when they are poorly thought out (i.e. take home your dirty wine glass you’ve been drinking out of all night or this super fragile Christmas ornament that is too big for your purse and surely going to get knocked around) or when it is apparent more effort went into personalizing a knickknack with your wedding date that I’ll probably throw away than in providing general comforts (like not having enough seating or food). 

So I’d focus more time on just finding something generally well-liked by a lot of people in your crowd and easy to consume (so no coffee beans I have to grind myself) and avoiding the typical favor pitfalls like I described than trying to find the best favor ever.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Local honey.  Helped me realize that I needed to stop buying grocery store crap.  Now we keep bees, go figure.  That person’s brother gave homemade ‘dry salsa’ that we make guacamole with and I got the recipe from him, so another winner there.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

Mostly none. They just aren’t a thing that adds much value or that anybody cares about. I had a friend whose family hand-makes cassis and a friend whose family beekeeps and gave jars of their own honey. So i guess those were the best. But on the whole I find them frustrating, unmemorable, and pointless. If you insist, then I guess food is best since everything else if breakable and irritating. for the love of god don’t personalize something with your name or wedding date. Nobody wants that. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

A unicorn cake pop, a mini box of chocolates, jar of local honey.

Don’t personalise any or have anything that needs watering/maintaining.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

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natasha0b :  anything food lol 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

Some type of local chocolate or tasty treat.  

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

food.  all that other stuff is junk and i’m going to throw it away.

sorry, i don’t need a mug, a koozie, etc with your picture and wedding date on it.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Cards. I used the hard case to carry small jewelry for years and still use the playing cards.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I had Krispy Kreme doughnuts as my wedding favors!  I don’t know if ppl were just trying to be nice, but I’ve had so many people (and their friends!) telling me it was the best wedding favor ever!  The hubby and I also had a few leftover and didn’t mind at all since we ate it as a midnight wedding treat! ๐Ÿ˜‹

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