(Closed) will people really care about favors?

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

It’s a lovely alternative to traditional favors and our guests won’t miss them at all!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I usually forget to bring them home at weddings.  I think donations are fine!  That is what we plan to do.  I have found that it is much more appreciated because people understand that in these economic times, donations are needed!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I like favors…but I really like your idea about the donations.  We’re donating to Heal the Bay in lieu of flowers; something more sustainable than cut flowers or planters that may or may not actually be planted after the wedding.  It will be especially meaningful if you pick a charity that shares something about yourselves to your guests.  Good luck!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I like the idea of the donation!  Most people forget or don’t want the favors that are given out anyway!  Unless it’s food, a lot of the time the favors will just go to waste!  A donation will never go to waste:)

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

donations are always really nice!  Too many people leave the favours behind, and it’s a big waste of money when that happens!! Go for the donations, people will appreciate the meaning behind it for you guys 🙂

Post # 8
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Honey bee

Favors always get left behind, even when they are edible. If you are on a budget, favors are the first thing you can cut and no one will miss them. Save your money for something guests will actually notice such as food/beverages/entertainment or put it toward professional photography.

Donations are not favors and should not be announced to anyone as it comes across as “look what we did” even if that is not your intention. If you do donate to an organization, do it because you would anyway, not because it’s a substitution for favors.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I think a donation is a great idea! 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

i think a donation is a great idea. but im not a “favor” fan at all, so of course that sounds appealing to me 🙂

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

No one will miss the favours at all!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Actually donating to a charity is a really popular option, a lot of couples will place a card on the table explaining that instead of favors, that they decided to donate to a charity instead. It is one of the green ideas, and I personally love it. It is a really good option if as a couple you can’t really decide on one kind of favor that you like.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Wonderful idea!!! This is what we are doing and it is so thoughthul, IMO.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think the donation idea is fine.  It’s way better than picture frames or coasters or a knick knack, which usually go straight in the garbage.

I bought little organza bags online, and filled them with two homemade chocolates.  It cost me $40 for the bags, about $50 for the ingredients, and took about 5 hours to make and dip the candies and an hour to bag them up.  They were a HUGE hit.  At the end of the night, most of them were eaten.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think its a great idea! In my experience if its not edible then its probably going to be lost in the back seat of my car. Heehee! Go with the donations you can’t go wrong.

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