(Closed) Would it be tacky to NOT offer a wedding favor?

posted 9 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
6571 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

No, I don’t think it would be tacky. I do love getting favors, but I would understand if I didn’t get one.

Post # 4
1313 posts
Bumble bee

No way, I don’t see favors as a necessary thing at all.

If you do really feel the need to do something, you could do a sign on the table that says “in lieu of a favor, a donation has been made to….” and donate $50-$100.

We are doing a donation at $1 per person (around $150), so that’s not too bad, but with $235 that’d be a good chunk of change!

Post # 5
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

favors are not a requirement — you’re already giving people food and drinks! unless it’s food, people just throw favors away anyway.


Post # 6
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

No, i don’t think it’s tacky at all, and honestly, I don’t think most people even remember or care.  I can’t remember half of the favors I have received at weddings, or even if I got favors at all of those weddings.  Save the $$. 

Post # 7
1260 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t think so. I never really enjoyed favors from other people’s weddings, and I noticed a ton of them get left behind at the weddings I have been to. I didn’t have them for my own wedding.

I would just forgo them! 🙂

Post # 8
6392 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Not at all! I’m only doing it because Fiance wanted his favorite Mexican restaurant to be included (we’re doing bottles of taco sauce), and there’s no way I was having them cater, lol. If it weren’t for that, I wouldn’t have bothered. Bees have done polls on here, and most people say they don’t even notice or care when there aren’t favors.

Post # 9
1037 posts
Bumble bee

I’m not doing my favours for my wedding.  I guessed I didn’t need the extra stress of counting how many females would be there (so not to waste money) and I think I would have to arrange them last minute.  I agree with the other post that many do get left behind at weddings (guilty) and it’s a shame to waste money like that.

Post # 10
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Totally don’t need them! I think you are right, most people won’t notice or throw them away. Save the money. 

Post # 11
2313 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I really think these are one of those things that most brides now think they HAVE to have, but really don’t. If I have the time or the extra money to do them, I’ll pick up some pralines from a local candy shop to give out as favors, but I’m not going to stress if I just don’t get around to it. Your guests honestly won’t mind and it’s not worth spending the extra money and getting stressed over it!

Post # 12
1019 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We aren’t doing favors, mostly because I’m lazy and don’t want to bother with them 🙂


Post # 13
5095 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I posted this recently, but it is official: Miss Manners does not think you need favors.

To whit:

Who told you that you had to give out wedding favors? Etiquette has never thought of weddings as comparable to children’s birthday parties, where the guests might need consolation for not being the center of attention.You owe them only the hospitality of the occasion. 

Post # 14
362 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

No way, it’s just extra junk people don’t really need.. I didn’t do favors and nobody seemed to mind.. You could always donate to a charity or do a candy buffet instead..

Post # 15
1309 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My Wedding Industry BS test… ask my mom if when she was planning her wedding, it was customary to do X. Thirty years ago they did NOT do wedding favors or a lot of the other junk that orbits around weddings!

Post # 16
2261 posts
Buzzing bee

Definitely not needed. I think its one of those things that if they are there your like “Hey thats cool!” but if not no one would think of otherwise.

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