(Closed) Worst favors you’ve ever received?

posted 13 years ago in Favors
Post # 152
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think candy buffets are AWESOME!  I love candy.  I love coordinated colors.  And after dancing my butt off all night, I feel I have earned some candy!  Plus, if the guests don’t eat all the candy, the bride and groom are not stuck with a useless item like… 50 “Byron” birds, haha.  It’s candy… not exclusive to the wedding.

We’re doing matchbooks.  I don’t care if they’re cheesy, I know they are in fact, but I find that I light matches on a regular basis, and I don’t care what’s on my matchbook.  So, I assume that other people would feel the same way.  Plus they were like $80 for some obscene number (300?), and we’ll just set them in a bowl by the door and people can take them if they want to.

I also think it’s totally fine to not have favors and I would not be offended to leave a wedding without one.

Post # 153
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Love the hand sanitzer, that one is so great. Haha people truly are creative

Post # 154
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

At a recent bridal shower, I got some kind of glass… thing. No one knows what it is. It’s a glass ball that rests on a glass base. Except it kind of looks like one is a salt shaker and one’s a pepper shaker. But why would you want a salt shaker in the shape of a disc? My mom thinks maybe it’s for potpourri or something. It’s not labelled.  I might have to throw it out because I can’t see the Salvation Army wanting it.

Post # 155
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

At my FH’s friend’s wedding, they gave out bird house wind chimes.  I’m not really sure whether they were meant to be used primarily as a bird house or a wind chime.  I’d imagine the birds wouldn’t appreciate the music.  We wound up giving them to our friend’s child, who went home with about a dozen.  I felt bad because I don’t think they were cheap, but we certainly don’t need two wind chimes.

We’re doing a cookie buffet – worst case scenario – leftovers!!!

Post # 156
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Worker bee

This thread has been really funny to read!

 

For me Favors = Landfill most of the time.

Fake bird thingys, plastic swan thingys, booze thingys, cheap pen thingys – and how many tacky refrigerator magnets with pics does a girl really need?

Even the food thingys are usually bad becuz they are cheap quality.  If I’m going to spend precious calories on chocolate, it’s going to be Callebaut, not M&Ms or whatever cheap chocolate they put in those fountain thingys and give you marshmallows (definitely mystery food) on a skewer for.

I used to like scented candles.  Then I found the scents cause cancer.  Yikes!  Now I put only true vanilla drops on a light bulb at home.

Now the traditional stuff with true meaning, like the Greek gal and the Jordan almonds – that I respect.  HUGELY.

 

I think favors for kids’ parties is how the whole thing started.  Kids LOVE taking home a prize, no matter what it is.  Let’s leave favors to the kids.

 

Post # 157
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

funny thread, my fiance even enjoyed it (the few posts I read to him!)

We are doing a candy bar & also giving mini terra cotta pots with flower seeds in gift boxes with tags that will also double as escort cards. I’m pretty sure there will be lots of people who won’t bother to plant the seeds- but as this thread has proven, most favors (unless edible) are useless…so might as well do something we (or I) like. Right? What do you all think? =)

 

Hi Byron!!!

Post # 158
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Helper bee

am i the only person on earth who actually loves jordan almonds?  i mean, i love them! I actually always eat them when we would get them as favors and i haven’t gotten them at a wedding in ages which bums me out!

that said, i’m probably not doing favors – just maybe a big bag of those hated jordan almonds for me!

 

Post # 159
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Helper bee

also, i think this favor thing depends on your culture – my Fiance is form New Zealand, and that is where we are getting married – and when I brought up the favor question he looked at me like i was nuts because apparently it is not done where he is from. 

although boy, i would love to get some of the candy (they call cany Lollies though!) they have in New Zealand as a favor – they are so yummy!

um, i guess i’d better go find myself something to eat!

 

Post # 160
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

i love m&ms and hersheys and reeses and sugar daddies etc. but perhaps i’m not as sophisticated as some of the ladies here.  i think there should be a fun aspect of a wedding and well candy buffets are just darned fun!! i love as an adult going into a candy store and well being a kid again!! and i’m nearly 30…. lol!! so yeppers there will definitely be a candy buffet when i get engaged and the only thing that will be sophisticated about it will be the apothecary jars they are put in because i think they’re gorgeous.

Post # 161
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Helper bee

@crebre80 – I consider myself pretty sophisticated about most things (except wedding planning, that I’m clueless about) but I just can’t hate on some candy – ANY CANDY whether it be pricey choc truffles or jellybeans or m and ms!  I don’t disciminate when it comes to sweets!

Post # 162
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Has anyone done the hershey’s bars that say “here they are” personalized with the couple’s name? I think they’re adorable and yummy… but if they seem tacky to some peeps.. let me know!

Personalized

Post # 163
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Food is always good! Im sure the wrapper will get tossed after they eat it but at least they will see how cute it is when they get it!

Post # 164
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

PS… at my MOH’s wedding she gave out candy bars with their engagement photo on them…it was really cute.

Post # 165
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Blushing bee

A donation in our honor to the pro-life foundation. I don’t really care if you’re pro-life or not, I just think that topic should be kept out of a wedding! Donations are a great idea, it should just be to one that ALL the guests would be happy with (doesn’t anyone want to fight breast cancer or save the tree frogs anymore?).

Post # 166
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

worst:  A rose dipped in some kind of laquer and then set on a pin to wear as a brooch. And apparently it was crazy expensive which just blew our minds.  The following year at our yankee swap christmas party, there were at least 3 of them.  Thank goodness the bride wasn’t able to make it.

 

best: the best favor I saw was pictures given out to all the guests along with the candy bar.  Sounds lame, but each picture had the guest with at least the bride/groom at some point in their lives.  So lots of pictures of grade school etc.  Everyone loved it.

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