Wrong to not do a wedding favor? Insight appreciated!

posted 6 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

I wouldn’t miss the favor.  Most of them get left behind anways. Waste of money in my opinion.

Post # 3
511 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We didn’t do them. I don’t think anyone cared. It seemed a silly expense. Congratulations! 

Post # 4
6580 posts
Bee Keeper

Nope, I don’t think favours are needed or expected any more. 

Your food sounds soooo good!! 

Post # 5
2917 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

yourhandinmine :  I didn’t do favors, and most of the weddings I’ve been to have not had them either. I think you’re fine, most favors get lost/left behind/thrown away…

Post # 6
8 posts
  • Wedding: August 2017

We did favors, had a brunch wedding with a books & tea theme, gave each guest an assortment of personalized tea bags… and like 3 people took them home. We still have tea from the wedding almost 2 years later lol. I think your idea is excellent 🙂 no one will even notice!

Post # 7
930 posts
Busy bee

Can I be invited to your wedding??? LOL. yum!

it’s weird for me because the weddings ive been to actually have had little favors or centerpieces you can take home. 


However, I personally, will prolly not do favors for my wedding. It can take up time and money and usually a big percentage of guests dont take them home and if they do, it just gets stashed or crammed with a lot of other clutter (ive seen this in many homes). So nah.


Post # 8
1930 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

yourhandinmine :  We did an edible favor – which is far more preferable than a personalized anything (here’s looking at you personalized coozies!), and still had tons leftover. Definitely skip the favor. 

Post # 9
335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

albf0812 :  Your wedding sounds like an absolute dream. Books and tea and brunch! My kind of party <3 At least you can still enjoy the tea now- more for you! 


OP I agree with everyone else. We’re probably doing favors because we have something in mind that’s special to us (jars of honey, as I’m a beekeeper), but if we didn’t have something special and specific in mind we wouldn’t bother. No need to have favors just for the sake of having them- that money could be better spent elsewhere, and it certainly sounds like you’re spoiling your guests as is 🙂 

Post # 11
617 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - City, State

I’m not a huge favor person, even in weddings that aren’t super pricey. Unless it’s something I can eat right away (midnight donuts are fun!) then I usually won’t take it.

Post # 12
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

I was so torn in doing favors as well. My thought being they are always left behind. So I think I have decided on doing glow necklaces (our wedding is more like a party). I’ll have a little note attacted to each one and then they can use them for our reception. You can get them on Amazon for cheap.

Post # 13
9667 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

No one will miss favors. I only did them because my mom was so excited about her idea for them and paid for all them, otherwise I would have skipped it. I can’t even remember if most of the weddings I’ve been to had them, tbh.

Post # 14
530 posts
Busy bee

I feel like favors have died. Nobody really wants them. Nobody notices if they are not there. 

Post # 15
1505 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

As a guest, wedding favors are literally the thing I care about the least at the wedding. 

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