Michelle
Just Said Yes October 2016

Do you include children when ordering wedding favors?

Michelle, on May 31, 2016 at 6:26 PM Posted in Planning 0 13
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My wedding will not be larger than 100 people, but 20% of that will probably be children. We are, as most, trying to keep our costs down. In ordering m wedding favors, which are engraved mason jars, do I include one for each child? I was considering doing an age cut-off, because I am pretty sure a 2-yr-old would not care. I also don't want to leave the kids out. Thoughts?

Thank you!

Michelle

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Latest activity by Future Mrs. R Perez, on June 1, 2016 at 3:31 PM
  • Kristy
    Master November 2015
    Kristy ·
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    If its a 2 year old, you can probably leave it. But you never know. My wedding favours seemed to be the most popular with the kiddoes Lol. A couple of little cousins had their little arms full of the favours that others left Smiley winking What age are you thinking for the cut-off?

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  • Michelle
    Just Said Yes October 2016
    Michelle ·
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    Thanks for commenting! I was thinking 5 yrs?

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  • PushingButtons
    Super May 2017
    PushingButtons ·
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    How about doing one favor per couple/family?

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  • materantiqua
    VIP December 2016
    materantiqua ·
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    I wouldn't do mason jars for the kids. Maybe get some candies or something if you want to include them.

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  • MrsMcCoy
    VIP April 2016
    MrsMcCoy ·
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    I counted even children, but that's because some people take multiple favors and some don't take any. Then again, I ended up with leftovers.

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  • Michelle
    Just Said Yes October 2016
    Michelle ·
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    What do you think of a kids cup from target and adding coloring stuff to it?

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  • Ashleigh
    Super November 2016
    Ashleigh ·
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    I'm having a lot of kids at my wedding also.... I was going to get some cheap dollar tree crayons and find a few coloring book pages to print out and they will stay busy and can bring it home if they want.... I was also going to have a kids area and have butcher paper on their table so I don't have to worry about tablecloth getting ruined. Speaking of dollar tree... they have packages of lil nick nacks you could get for kids. Shoot they don't care how much it costs they're just in awe that they get something!

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  • Michelle
    Just Said Yes October 2016
    Michelle ·
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    I was kind of thinking along those lines as well. I got a few coloring books from a thrift store (25 cents each) and am going to tare out the ones that haven't been colored on yet.

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  • Brandieb123
    Expert November 2017
    Brandieb123 ·
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    I am doing cookies. I included all children who can eat cookies. I guess it really depends on what your favors are

    ETA: after reading because I am slow tonight. I would get the kids something else. Something more kid friendly

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  • annakay511
    Master July 2015
    annakay511 ·
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    1 per family, for your favor

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  • Reggie
    Master September 2015
    Reggie ·
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    If a kid sees everyone getting something they are going to want one, regardless of what it is. Likely the parents would just give the child theirs to play with but in the case of a glass favor that could lead to broken things and then the parents not ending up with one either. In your shoes I would personally get a separate kid favor for them. That way when they see they actually get something more fun they won't care about mom and dads glass. Though you might need to overlap them a bit and get one of each for the older kids so they can choose. IMO it's better to have leftovers then to run out and have hurt feelings. I did have extras at our wedding but funny thing was I then had people who asked me later if I had one they could have. Apparently some people didn't see where they were because of a last minute table move (so they weren't very well labeled) and missed them. Then they found out about them and wanted one, lol.

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  • K
    Super July 2016
    Katherine ·
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    I wouldnt give kids glass jars. You could probably get some fun toy favors at the dollar store and hand those out along with small packs of crayons, the kids would probably have more fun with that anyway!

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  • Future Mrs. R Perez
    Super July 2016
    Future Mrs. R Perez ·
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    My favors are cookies placed at each table setting. I also ordered a dozen wedding coloring/activity books with crayons from oriental trading for $6.50 to give each kid to at least be a little entertained while dinner.

    In your case, you can have small plastic tumbler cups (with lid and straw) for kids so they also get a cup.


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