Post # 1
I’m having about 60 guests at my wedding and the favors will be scented personalized candles. They’re pretty extravagant at $30 per candle so I’m doing one per couple and for single guests. The favors will be displayed on a table on the way out.
I’d like to create a sign that tells people it is “one per couple…” but I’m not sure what is the best way of saying it. I hate to sound stingy, but I know of a few guests who may likely take more than their fair share.
What do you think of “To ensure there are enough for everyone, please take one favor per couple or single guest.“
Any other suggestions for wording?
My other thought is to use the favors also as escort cards and have the couple’s names (or single guest’s name) with the table # on an attached thank you card. Though I’d really like to distribute them at the end of the night.
Post # 3
I would just say “One favor per family please”
Or no sign, but appoint someone to guard the favors table.
Post # 4
Honestly I dont think it would work if you want to give it out on their way out. Unless you label each favor with name of each couple and if you did that it would be best to include the favor with the escort cards
Post # 5
@bells: I like the idea of putting the candles with the escort cards, too–I was going to suggest something similar.
Post # 6
I was going to say to ask someone to guard/hand out the favors, but to stand there all night would be a sad, sad job.
Your wedding is pretty small, particularly when you account for couples, so maybe you could label each with the appropriate guests’ names in a pretty way. Then your sign could say something asking guests to be sure to find the correct candle. You could even add a short little personal note–no more than “Think you so much for coming. It meant the world to us that you could celebrate this day with us.” The nametags might not seem so “name-taggy” then. Hopefully if someone’s name is on the candle, they will be inspired to only take the appropriate one (even if the candles themselves are all the same)
Post # 7
@jldown2:You’re comment about the favor “guard” made me laugh so hard! I thought the same thing imagining someone standing there all night.
Thanks for your responses so far everyone. I noted in my original post that I could use them as escort cards but I don’t really want to do that. If I can’t make a final decision on appropriate wording, I think that will be my last resort…
In the mean time, keep the suggestions coming!!
Post # 8
I do like personalized notes or nametags rather than a sign or guard. One problem with having them on the way out the door, is that people sometimes miss favors and things handed out at the end (just don’t see them or think about them). I’d consider giving with the escort cards, or if not, you could make an announcement reminding folks to take them on the way out the door (and suggest at that time it is one per family).
Post # 9
I think even if you have the right wording people will still take what they arent supposed to so you will need a few extra.
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We are doing something similar with books that we are making. On the inside cover of each book will be a handwritten, personalized note for each couple/individual. Our sign will probably say something about making sure you find the book that’s just for you.
Post # 11
I find that awkward messages tend to go over better when they rhyme (ever read the “If you sprinkle when you tinkle…” signs in a bathroom? lololol):
We’re so glad you could be here
to watch us unite.
Please take this small gift
to remember the night.
To assure there’s enough
for thanks all around,
Please take one candle per invite
and get home safe and sound.
We’re so grateful you could be here
on our special day
We’d like to say thank you
in our own little way
So please take a candle per couple
with our deep appreciation
For the love you’ve all given us
and for sharing our elation!
Too corny? lol. I’m pretty sure people will take whatever they want anyway-and some people will leave without taking one (like people have said, they just aren’t thinking of favors and they miss it). So maybe just tying a ribbon around each candle with a tag with the couple’s names on it?
Post # 12
I like the rhyming idea. Thanks. My sign will read:
Please take one per invitation
From us to show our appreciation
For sharing in this celebration
So whether you’re a couple or a single guest
Please take one and leave the rest
Thank you for coming and enjoy the fest
Post # 13
Since you’ll only have 30 I’d put gift tags with names on each of them.