(Closed) wording for “one favor per couple” sign?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would just say “One favor per family please”

Or no sign, but appoint someone to guard the favors table.

Good Luck!

Post # 4
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
3521 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@bells: I like the idea of putting the candles with the escort cards, too–I was going to suggest something similar.

Post # 6
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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 # 8
3461 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
4824 posts
Honey bee

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
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • 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
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
1 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Since you’ll only have 30 I’d put gift tags with names on each of them.


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