Post # 31
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
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
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.
Post # 34
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I second the mini champagne bottle idea! 🙂