Post # 1
I was reading another post and it made me realize I should ask around- so… what favors are you planning on getting for your guests?
Oh, and what is/was/will be the favor for your bridal shower? I ask because while, in theory, I’m not supposed to be involved, no one will make a move without asking me (super annoying! And I’m not even a bridezilla to be feared, I swear!) what it should be. Suggestions?
Post # 3
Our favors were our candy station and it was a HUGE hit. It was gone 15 minutes after the ceremony and that was the first batch. The second batch was gone just as fast. I received so many compliments from the guests because they have never seen it. I am so glad it worked out.
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2010 - Marie Gabrielle, Dallas
I’m doing the pictures from the photobooth and the cotton candy if anyone wants it 🙂 As for bridal showers, I’m not doing a favor. I’ll just get a gift for the hostess.
Post # 5
Oh I love the candy bar idea! It’s probably less expensive than other gifts. We’re not having a lot of children though I bet that won’t matter too much lol.
Post # 6
It was mostly the adults that tackled the table. It cost us ~200 for all the candy. The containers can be inexpensive especially if you find them at flea markets, craft stores (with discounts of course), yard sales or even places like TJMaxx or Marshalls.
Here is a picture of the candy station before it was devoured. [attachment=348515,44037]
Post # 7
Local honey in a cute bear
Post # 8
I wanted candied apples because the wedding is in NY, it seemed inexpensive and DIY’able. I even found colored dye so it could remain in the purpler/lavendar/lilac family but then I was like duh that’d be great for the fall but not June. Then I was gonna do wine stoppers but it seems expensive… ho hum… lol.
Still no suggestions for Bridal Shower favors, guess I’ll tell my ladies what I’ve been telling them- Handle it yourself! Hahaha
Post # 9
For my daughter’s wedding in June we had a candy buffet (but it wasn’t the favors) but also made our centerpieces do double duty. We had white gloss stacked boxes tied with fuschia organza ribbon,and inside we did a variety of items. We had sunglasses (a HUGE hit!), an Etsy seller made for us different soaps (pink hairdryers-daughter is a stylist,and pink & blue lips-a kiss from the bride & groom), LOVE cookie cutters, and Twilight bottles of lotion.
For my second daughter’s wedding next May,we have champagne bottle topped wine stoppers.
Just finished shower favors yesterday. I got large bottles of a variety of bath products (Hand lotion,shower gels,bath crystals,body lotion, bubble bath,body scrub) as well as large mesh covered sponges. Found a great deal at Annie Sez…6 bottles & sponge for $12.99. (brand is Simple Pleasures) I decorated the bottles with various ribbons,crystals,feathers and have them displayed in a black & white damask trunk and the rest in a black wicker basket. This way people can take whatever they prefer!
Post # 10
We’re having a garden-y themed wedding, with gerbera daisies as the main flower, so we’re planning on having daisy-shaped cookies. We were initially thinking of seeds to go along with the garden theme, so that’s another good idea.
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
For the wedding, our favors are going to be miniature glass vases with some sprigs of dried flowers and a tag tied around with our date and “I got you, babe” on it…I think I’m going to put on at each setting on the tables so they can do double duty as decorations! No shower favors, that I know of…Probably will do cookies or something easy and edible 🙂
Post # 12
We are not doing a wedding favor!
Post # 13
Our favors are cookies from a small country store where I used to go with my grandmothers, who passed away several years ago. Not only will the favors have sentimental value, the cookies from this place are awesome, and pretty inexpensive.
Post # 14
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
We’re doing a candy buffet! Our venue will set it up for us – they have a table and all of the jars/scoopers already and we’ll only have to pay $50 to use it all!!
Post # 15
Our reception is going to cost us about $30K. Free booze, free food and cake from Stella Pastry…I’m thinking THAT will be our favor.
Post # 16
In lieu of favours we are donating money to a charity (I’m thinking alzheimer’s as it is an extremely important cause to my family, or maybe to a friend’s charity that provides mosquito nets to developing countries). Honestly, of all the weddings I’ve gone to, I haven’t really cared about the favours minus one where they donated to charity. No offense to those of you giving favours! It’s still nice to get a treat. 🙂