No wedding favors- tacky?
I'm really considering nixing the wedding favors. I can't say that if I ever left a wedding without a wedding favor that I'd go around saying, "Omg I can't believe so&so didn't have wedding favors!!" Tacky to skip it??

Married: 12/03/2011
Posted On: May 12, 2011 at 11:00 PM • Vendors are allowed • Add to My WatchlistFlag As Inappropriate1 like

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May 12, 2011 at 11:01 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I don't think it's tacky. It's a great way to save money, most people throw away the favors anyway.
Edited On: May 12, 2011 at 11:02 PM

Married: 06/18/2011
May 12, 2011 at 11:02 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I agree, but I know my FMIL wouldn't, lol.

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May 12, 2011 at 11:04 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
No favors! In my opinion, they are a huge waste of money. Most people will either leave them on the tables, or toss them after they get home.

99% of people do not want a keepsake with the couples names, wedding date, etc. in their home.

IF you do favors, make them edible.

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May 12, 2011 at 11:04 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Mrs. Manners on Favors:

"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."


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May 12, 2011 at 11:06 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Nope, most of them get left behind anyway.

Married: 10/08/2011
May 12, 2011 at 11:08 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
No wedding favors is NOT tacky! I don't even think anyone would notice if there was nothing there to take home with them. My original idea was to not do wedding favors...I wanted cupcakes instead of a wedding cake, but the FH wanted a REAL wedding cake, so I decided I'd call the cupcakes "favors" and send them home with my guests. haha. But girl, I wouldn't even give it a 2nd thought!

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May 12, 2011 at 11:10 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I didn't know that Ms. Manners thought that about favors. :)

We're nixing favors and putting the money towards an open bar.

Married: 05/21/2011
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May 12, 2011 at 11:13 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
OMG I feel SOOO much better after reading this! I can't really afford favors, as we are paying for almost everything ourselves. I was worried people ight think it was tacky. So glad I'm not the only one!

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May 12, 2011 at 11:15 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
@KK you are always have some great it!

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May 12, 2011 at 11:17 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
ummm im having a change of heart on the wedding favors now..

Married: 12/03/2011
May 12, 2011 at 11:28 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I am so glad that I'm not alone! I think we're just going to skip the favors altogether. Big waste of money in my opinion.

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May 12, 2011 at 11:56 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I was thinking the same thing. FH told me premium bar was their favor lol!

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May 13, 2011 at 12:35 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I always keep the favors...Im sentimental like that. But I know many do NOT and every detail COSTS so INSTEAD I made their placecards the favor...its plantable.

I am glad I read this though! It makes me feel better because I was thinking the placecards wouldnt be considered "enough"...

Married: 09/10/2011
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May 13, 2011 at 1:47 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
We're donating to a charities in place of favors. I think most organizations will send you cute little place cards as well. Another alternative if you feel too weird about not giving anything.
Edited On: May 13, 2011 at 1:52 AM

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May 13, 2011 at 8:04 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I am not a fan of those chinsy little favors- what is the point? The kids collect them all and play with them for a day or the adults throw them away. But I am buying $75 worth of tulip bulbs (my fav flower and a fall planting bulb) and putting them in tea bags at 200 for $10. I will add a little scrap of paper that says something to the effect of "May this tulip bulb grow in your garden or in your home as our love will grow for each other".
We have a lot of country in our family who keep gardens. They will love it.

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May 13, 2011 at 8:34 AM • 
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May 13, 2011 at 8:39 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
We are doing a photo booth for fun- but nothing else.. not additional favors. We have a DOC, and she said that favors are 'tacky' and 'not etiquette' whatsoever.
At most weddings I have been to- 99% of the favors are left behind on the tables anyways.. I say nix em'!
May 13, 2011 at 8:40 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
No one did them when I got married. I doubt anyone will miss them.

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May 13, 2011 at 8:42 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
It is definitely not necessary, but we are doing them. We are doing personalized M&M's. It's something we both enjoy and they are yummy!

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May 13, 2011 at 8:44 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
We're not doing wedding favors either.
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