(Closed) Worst favors you’ve ever received?

posted 13 years ago in Favors
Post # 197
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@knapper08:  I have seen wedding blogs that suggest this as the place card/ favor. Perhaps it would be fun if the reception was on a lake so everyone could try skipping throught the water!


The shared tea bag! Maybe that’s part of a tea ceremony???


I was thinking about small jars of homemade peach preserves because the wedding is in Georgia and it will be after peach season (which is pretty short). What do you think? Will these get left behind?

I previously was considering individual muslin bags of grits, but it occured to me that people will toss them at us, plus I think that it takes too much effort of the guests part to take it home and cook it.

Post # 198
1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

these are so funny~

worst for me were pastel (pink, green, and blue) pasta noodles.

Post # 199
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think the worst favor I got was this little bag and on the inside it had a small piece of sage, apparently the brides liked some pasta dish with sage in it. I thought it was stupid, what am I going to do with a piece of sage that is 1 inch long. I just left it on the table. If they had the recipe for the pasta it may have made sense.

Post # 200
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I love this thread.  I’ll have the edibles – a candy bar – as part of a dessert bar I’m already SO excited about.  It’s just too bad my mix CD is on here.  It’s my Fiance only request, so it’ll be hard to toss without good reason.  Why are you bees so against the idea of a CD Favor of the couple’s favorite songs?  

Post # 201
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m doing peach jam!

Post # 202
372 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I used to cater weddings when I was in high school and the bride and groom would almost always leave behind whatever favors didn’t get taken so I collected quite a few over the years. I didn’t want to but my boss would basically make me take them home.

 My favorite was a minty chapstick which is to this day rolling around in an old purse somewhere.  It says “Mint to be Together” on it with their names and date.  Kind of lame but practical and while I don’t actually know “Lisa and Jay” my crusty lips thank them.

Another couple gave out cardboard tubes that each contained a redwood tree seedling inside to be planted.  But where does one plant a tree that they know will eventually be 100 something feet tall so they left them and I was stuck with them.  

I also took home a lot of pear shaped hand soaps that say “the Perfect Pair” on them.

The worst was the rubber bracelets that charitable causes usually make and hand out like live strong but with the bride and grooms name.  Who would wear that?

Post # 203
149 posts
Blushing bee

Byron still has me giggling!


I luckily *knock on wood* have never experienced a bad favour!

Favourite so far (but I’m biased) was at my mum’s wedding to my step-dad.  My mum is a librarian and she hand made bookmarks on really fancy nice paper and had my step-grandma who is a wonderful artist handpaint my fams cottage scenary on each one.

Others I’ve experienced are personalized shot glasses, homemade jam, chocolate, a charity donation that came with forget-me-not seeds, and a charity donation that we weren’t aware of until we finally found a sign with info about it.

Post # 204
7039 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Bookmarks are probably my least favorite – don’t know a single person who reads non-digital books.

Personalized shot glasses, tote bags, glasses. No thanks!

Random seeds. I live in a condo!!

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