(Closed) Worst favors you’ve ever received?

posted 13 years ago in Favors
Post # 167
15 posts

A Mini (like smaller than your pinky finger tiny) bottle of pot pourri with the bride and grooms wedding date inside. It was then topped off with a pink tulle cover. Very 80’s and very smelly.

Post # 168
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

SweetHeartDealer, we’re doing the custom candy bar wrapper but with a Halloween theme.

We’re also contemplating cocktail mixes that I’ve seen here:


My fiancee wants to do playing cards but I’m trying to convince him that the edible favors are more popular.

Post # 169
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

LOL! The best are the ones that are just weird (like the rock). Stuff like the candy seems to be more just personal likes and dislikes.

We are still waffling on our favors, but had considered doing Jordan Almonds. I know a lot of people don’t like them but they are a tradition in my Italian family. I like the suggestion that someone else put on here about writing a note about the meaning behind them. The Italian significance is a little different than the Greek: for us, five almonds signify five wishes for the bride and groom: health, wealth, happiness, fertility, and longevity. Seems stingy to only give five almost though…lol. 

Post # 170
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’ve been to weddings where I havent received anything which upset me a bit. Not overly so but to be honest I give anywhere between $100-$150 and that is a pretty nice gift so getting chocolates back would be nice. I guess that sounds a bit selfish but perhaps I’m just conditioned to be thanked for attending.

I like to take gifts home with me that have little date tags on them to remember the wedding I attended. I like to look back at them years later.

Post # 171
22 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

love this thread!

I am now wondering if you bees will find what I want to give tacky.

I found these glasses, like the cardboard 3D glasses, but instead when you have them on and you look to the light you see hearts! lol!

I figured everyone would have fun with them and I can see people just tossing them later, but I guess I view it from the point of they’ll enjoy it for a while and it’s the thought that counts. Think it’s too tacky?? (I still plan on having candy at the tables too! mints and warheads!)

Hearts- Happy Eyes™

Post # 172
253 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012


That actually sounds pretty cool!

Yes, they probably will get thrown out (althought I would keep mine!) but you’re right, it is about having a good time so I think they would be appreciated by your guests.

Post # 174
526 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I know this is an old thread but it’s so funny! I literally read the whole thing.  I wish I had something to contribute, but I’ve not gotten a terrible favor that I remember. Guess I’m one of the lucky ones!

Post # 175
737 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

LOL that BIRD! Oh Lordie…

I personally dislike when the bride and groom give a gift that guests can’t really enjoy, such as a donation to their respective universities. I suppose that woud be better than stale almonds and chocolates, though!

Post # 176
995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wonderfully funny board.


Reminds me, again, why we’re not doing favours at all. Some people’s amazing is another person’s tacky.

I think I’m best to avoid the whole thing and just send guests home with great memories, followed up with awesome thank-you cards.

Post # 177
1131 posts
Bumble bee

and this is why I should not be alowed to go on the bee boards at work, I haven’t stopped laughing since seeing that darn bird. Priceless.

I have to mention something about beer cozies… a friend of mine lost a bet to her now husband and ended up handing out camo beer cozies with blaze orange pictures / writing on them and we knew they were terribly tacky… however, every local picnic, parade, or bbq I have been to in the past three years I have spotten someone with thier beer cozie favor. We live in a small town but people do tend to get a lot of use out of them if they are being used 3 years later.

We are doing homemade jars of blueberry jam and smoked salmon. hopefully they will be well recieved.

Post # 178
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

this is totally hillarious.  and it also makes me feel so weird because i am apparently one of three people on wedding bee who loves jordan almonds lol. i actually go out of my way to buy them. i received a small candle with the bride and groom’s name and wedding date … which isn’t actually bad, it’s pretty normal honestly, but my mom used it in the bathroom when she was taking a bath, set it on the windowsill, pulled up the wooden shades so that they wouldn’t burn … and apparently raised them to an exact height which was just perfect to not burn, but to blacken.  so their wedding favor has forever made a mark in our house – where everything is clean and proper and new, except that one wooden shade.  

Post # 179
478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Good thread. Anything that has a bride and groom’s name on it is worthless to most everyone. I like a donation to a charity that most people would support (rather than Pro-life or a University as others mentioned). I don’t love candy gifts, but I see they’re quite popular. 

I’ve never received this, but I’ve seen it online and would love it – just a homemade something or other – hot sauce, bbq sauce, seasoning salt, jam. 

@globalmargaret:  Your jam and salmon sound totally awesome!

Anything that someone is going to discard immediately after irks me a bit just cause it’s added waste. 

I like the idea of playing cards as well!

Post # 180
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@globalmargaret:  Smoked salmon and jam!! Can I come to your wedding? lol!

Post # 181
3389 posts
Sugar bee

I was reading through this thread, and decided on cookies. I have heart shaped cutters in different sizes, so I can give each person, about 5 different flavored cookies each, wrapped up in a homemade sewn up bag. These cookies will be vegan. (since my guest list is 30 people, it’s totally doable!)

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