Your favorite favor you have ever received as a guest

posted 1 year ago in Favors
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

Honestly I can’t remember a single favour I have received at a wedding.

If you really want to put your money to good use then upgrade the champagne for toasts or have more snacks during the drinks receptions.  Those will go down much better than a personalized glass/bottle opener/coaster/whatever. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

I really like the charity idea! And I am considering doing it for our wedding however my FH wasn’t too keen on the idea when I first told him, ha! We have choosen not to do favors (besides potentially going the charity route) because I’ve either tossed favors I took home or didn’t take one at all. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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happybridetobe1 :  something edible. The only favors I’ve really kept are beer glasses and that’s mainly because we have a bar. One of them has such a subtle logo you’d never realize it was a wedding favor and the other is a little more obvious, but it’s from my best friends’ wedding so I don’t care. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

I don’t remember any in particular that I loved. 

I do NOT appreciate random plastic junk with people’s intiails or their wedding date. 

So probably an edible like chocslates. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

A friend of mine had charity favours at her wedding. It was for a mental health charity after she’d lost her father earlier that year due to mental health issues. Everyone we were sitting with talked about how sweet it was because it had a link to the couple. If you want to do charity favours, let people know why it’s an important charity to you as a couple and I’m sure it will go down well.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - Mountains

I’m not a fan of favors because they tend to be chotchkies. Over the years the favors I’ve received were chocolates, frisbees, sunglasses, shot glasses, bottle openers… basically stuff I already have so I may use once but ulitmately were thrown out. I feel the same way about welcome bags, I generally don’t like/use stuff in them and either throw them out or leave them in the hotel room hoping the maid would like it… I’m not doing welcome bags, but we are doing favors. We’re getting a huge candy table so people can make their own bags. This way those who don’t want to don’t have to and if we’re left with any over we deliberately picked candy we like so it won’t go to waste.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

Following! Great question & advice

Post # 11
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Worker bee

My favourites have always been edible gifts, usually chocolates, sweets or sugared almonds. Guaranteed to be liked!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: London, UK

So it wasn’t at a wedding, but the best favour I’ve ever got at anything was a little brown paper bag we were handed as we left my cousin’s Bat Mitzvah that contained a smoked salmon (lox) and cream cheese bagel, and a dill pickle!!!! Honestly, this was 13 years ago and I STILL remember it and smile whenever I think about it. It was hilarious and gratefully received as I remember getting home with my parents and us all sitting round the dining table at 1am eating our bagels. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

My favourite was home made slo gin in a cute little bottle. Lovely. I do not really want a wooden spoon with the happy couples names on – that was my least favourite… 

Edible / drinkable seem the way to go! I like the charity ones too  xx

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