Post # 31
I personally prefer a lotto card or a charity donation.
I can’t remember ever getting any particularly good favour! I’ve forgotten what most of them were other than someone who gave me a little jar of homemade chutney (cute but sadly I don’t like chutney). Monogrammed stuff or stuff I don’t want or need (eg mugs) honestly bugs me as needless landfill or clutter.
I know someone who went to a wedding where the groom was a carpenter. He handmade everyone a wooden plaque with a number on it, and put instructions for an icebreaker game to play with them (it involved swapping plaques). I believe it was popular.
Post # 32
someone already said honey… I agree!!! We got locally sourced honey at a wedding and I cried when I’d used the last of it. Also lose tea is great. Some stores could help you with a special blend!
Post # 33
The best: Food. Specifically, sweets.
The worst: wine glasses with the couple’s name and wedding date. They are now divorced.
Please, NOTHING with your names, wedding date, etc. If you strongly feel the need to personalize, personalize with your guests’ monograms or names. Not yours.
Post # 34
I’ve been to many weddings and can’t think of a single favor I genuinely liked.
Post # 35
Wedding favors are not only unnecessary, they aren’t a traditional US custom at all. They are pretty much all lost on me. I don’t really consider food or wine to be a favor, more like a part of the meal. The best one was probably a gourmet breakfast handed to guests on their way out. That was unnecessary, too.
Post # 36
We did decorated sugar cookies that went with our theme, blankets (outdoor wedding in the fall), and agate coaster-sized place cards. Given how people react to favors on these boards, I was shocked at how many people still bring up the blankets and how they still love and use them. And others had come back to me for replacement coasters when they realized they’d left them behind. Several people have mentioned using them – some even display them. I was floored.
Post # 37
A charity donation to the local humane society!
Post # 38
I know a lot of people say favours aren’t memorable but I generally remember most of mine and I do personally think they are a nice touch! I agree that something personalized like a mug/key ring etc is annoying as you’re just not going to use it. I have 2 ideas for the favours at my wedding which off of course stolen from other wedding I’ve seen online..:)
1) seeds of beautiful flowers for guests to grow at home with a pretty note included
2) Crystals in a box for guests to choose what one they’d like according to their properties (eg: Amethyst for restful sleep etc)
Otherwise, chocolate works always!!
Post # 39
Food (wine, jam, honey). Anything else gets thrown away.
Post # 40
I don’t take wedding favors that are knick knacks. I don’t need that clutter.
So in your case, I’m voting for something that is edible, which guests can enjoy in the hours or a couple of days after the wedding. Personal examples–I received really good macarons at one wedding and chocolate espresso beans at another. Both were fine and enjoyed after the wedding.
Post # 41
I hired a VW bus that was converted into a photobooth bus, and they have props in the trunk and what not. It’s unlimited prints for people and I get a digital copy of everything afterwards… Hoping people like that…
Post # 42
slider burgers and fries in to go boxes as we left! THE BEST!!
Post # 43
Honestly there’s never really been a favor that I’ve been super jazzed about or has been memorable. Also as a wedding photographer I can attest that even for the weddings I’m working and not a guest, favores are usually lack-luster and generally left behind. The only “good” ones are food – and it has to be GOOD food….not stuff like junky generic candy because it fits your colors. Even still those that are food favors usually get eaten before people even leave.
Post # 44
Flip flops. It was an outdoor reception. I still kept my heels on at the wedding but used those flip flops all the time at home.
One of my best friends had these amazing scented candles. I couldn’t wait to light it at home….and promptly forgot it at the reception. Apparently over half the guests forget them/ didn’t take them. I was so sad to have forgotten mine.
Post # 45
do you have pictures of the place cards/coasters?