Wooden spoons – one per couple or guest?

posted 2 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Who should get a wooden spoon favour?
    every guest : (20 votes)
    40 %
    couples + singles : (30 votes)
    60 %
  • Post # 2
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    Why don’t you hand out the favours? My cousin did this during her receiving line but could easily do it elsewhere. Then you can give it to the couple so they know it’s for both of them.

    Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    One per couple sounds fine. I don’t think a few spoons more or less will make a huge difference to how empty the decor looks.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

    Our wedding favours were salt and pepper shakers and we had one per couple.

    Post # 5
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    13687 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    One per couple is fine.  We definitely wouldn’t take two.

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I’ve honestly never seen it indicated if favors were one per person or one per couple. I’ve typically seen them displayed on a table for guests to take. Keep in mind, not everyone will grab a favor. Although with a wooden spoon more people might want them, than some of your typical favors. One per couple is probably fine, but I might have a few extras just in case. You could also just strategically place them around the table and let them take the favors as they please. It will work its way out. 

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2017

    I voted every person because my Maid/Matron of Honor actually gifted us wooden spoons like this for a Christmas a few years ago. She gave me one that says “Libellule’s Spoon” and one for my husband that says “Libellule’s DH’s Spoon” (obviously our names). They’re the nicest wooden spoons we have by far, and it’s nice to have 2 for when we are a bit lazy about the dishes. However, I usually reach for plastic spoons over wooden spoons for sanitary reasons, FWIW.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I’ve always assumed favours are one per couple. 

    Post # 9
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If youl use the spoon as an escort card, it is perfectly acceptable to have both of the couple’s names on the card- either Mr and Mrs ___, John and Jill ____. That way it is clear that there is one favor per couple.

    To display the escort cards, I would attach the actual card over the wide end of the spoon, and arrange them in straight rows in alphabetical order.

    I think your tables would look better with no spoons rather than just having one at some seats and not at others. You can use a folded napkin to fill in the space where the plate would be.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee

    I’ve usually seen favors as one per guest, but most of the favors I’ve seen at weddings have been something edible (chocolates, mini bag of coffee, gourmet cookies, etc.)  It would be kind of strange to give a single person a whole cookie, but have a couple of a family share a cookie!

    That said, I’m generally not a fan of favors. 

    Post # 11
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    Worker bee

    If you are setting them out on a table for people to grab then I would count one per married couple and then one per unmarried person.  I have gone to weddings prior to moving in with my SO as a couple and it would feel awkward if he got a spoon to take home but I didn’t… but with only 50 guests you probably know for certain if they are living with someone or not, so it may be a moot issue.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    When you say “couple” do you mean married couple?  I understand a couple living in one household would only want 1 spoon, but a dating couple living in 2 households also get one spoon?  Will they have to fight over who gets to keep the spoon? Lol

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Save yourself the effort, money, waste, etc by doing one per couple.  Most people don’t want two of the same wooden spoons anyway.  Maybe you could put them in a jar in the center of the table, with a label telling the guests to take one favor per couple?  Even without instructions, the guests could probably count and see that they were supposed to take one per couple anyway.

    Post # 15
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Fourwinds :  After they read the escort card, they can remove it to see whatever you wood burned on the spoons. I was trying to think of a way that displaying them as an escort card wouldn’t end up as a hodge podge.

    Alternatively you could tie the tag on the handle and line them up alphabetically that way, if you want them to see the wood burning immediately.

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