Which wedding party favor would you prefer if you were a guest at my wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Which wedding party favor would you prefer if you were a guest at my wedding?
    Option A : (7 votes)
    7 %
    Option B : (9 votes)
    9 %
    Option C : (3 votes)
    3 %
    Option D : (79 votes)
    81 %
  • Post # 31
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    2006 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    Anything with your name or date on it that is not something I can eat will be trashed as soon as I get home. I will take it to be polite, but I wont want it. 

    Option D. Save the money and don’t have any. No one will miss them. 

    Post # 32
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    2928 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    I’m one of those people that leave the favors at the table.  I have enough stuff and I don’t need anything with anyone else’s name on them (sorry if that’s blunt, but favors kind of drive me crazy).  Needless to say, we won’t be having them.

    The last couple of weddings I attended did not have favors at all and no one complained.  I’d save the money and put it toward the bar or the reception food instead.

    Post # 33
    Member
    7 posts
    Newbee

    Edible favors are great because they will actually be used. And I know the popular opinion is “nothing customized” but the great thing about edible favors is that you can customize the label and your guest will not be “stuck” with a trinket that will not use.

    Deb

    http://www.newcanaanoliveoil.com/blogs/news/wedding-favors 

    Post # 34
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    26 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    Ouch, all these people saying nothing customized hurts my heart! We had friends get married last year and they did customized shot glasses. I liked the idea so much I was planning on doing the same. 

    I did like the idea of something edible. But what one person likes to eat, another will not. You can’t please everyone!

    Post # 35
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    2146 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    I know many disgree but dispise edible favors – they are messy, dangerous and not a favor as feeding guests is a given

    however im not sure I would want your options either

    I have no use for a personalised wand, im usually quite sentimental but I have no idea what I could ever possibly do with that

    the glasses sound lovely but VERY impractical, how are guests getting them home?

     

    a favor should be small enough to fit into a bag/pocket and non breakable and should be considered safe for all guests (children cant have alcohol/glass, food comes with allergies/intelrances etc…)

    Post # 36
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    2146 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    ncevoo :  people say this but I have never eaten an edible favor and have never seen anyone else do so at any wedding ive been to, they go in peoples bags or the bin and it ‘looks’ like they have been used but really people have just eaten and dont want crumbs/sticky stuff everywhere so ditch them

    Post # 37
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    555 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    D – none of the above. I don’t want a random custom glass in my cupboard. It’s just not useful and I do not tend to be sentimental over other people’s weddings. 

    Post # 38
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    2527 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I agree with the majority. Either edible, or nothing. We are getting married next year and are giving a donation to the american cancer insititue in leiu of favors. This is an important cause for both our families, and it makes more sense to me to donate our money instead of buying things people will throw away or never use. 

    Post # 39
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    53 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    If you want something that someone could actually use and you want to customize it, what about a jar of jelly or preserves with a label that has your names and date on it? A nice smelling candle with your names and date engraved or labeled on the jar? Mason jars filled with cookies or candy an your name on a tag or on the lid. I’m hopefully doing a candy buffet. They can take what they want and whatever is left I can take home. A small donation in their name to a charity would be nice. Honestly, if budget is an issue no one will really miss the favors. 

    Post # 40
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    729 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2019

    Option D: Skip favors altogether. People always leave them behind and then you just wasted your money.

    Consider making a donation to a cause that is important to you both and make note of it in the program, or frame a note about it and put it on the table where the escort cards are or display it near the seating chart.

    Post # 41
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    368 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    starrynight898 :  As a guest, I would prefer to keep something that didn’t have your name on it. Maybe get a customized ribbon to tie the mini champagne bottle to the escort card. It still has the cute (awwww moment) ribbon with your names, but they don’t actually keep the ribbon part. 

    Post # 42
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    2523 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    A is the best, but honestly any of those choices you’ll find at least 50% of them left behind at your wedding.  Favors aren’t necessary and no one wants something monogrammed with your wedding date on it.  Just save the money.  

    Post # 43
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    190 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    I second the mini champagne bottle idea! 🙂

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