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Favors - Necessary or Not?

Lynnie, on January 14, 2020 at 11:05 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 80
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Favors are a fun way to say "thank you" to your guests for coming to celebrate with you! But they're also an additional expense, and as a guest... do you really care about favors that much??

Where do you stand in the great favor debate?? Are they necessary or not? 馃帀



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  • Amber
    Master February 2020
    Amber
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    I don't think favors are necessary, I feel like the entire reception is a "thank you" to the guests for attending. I will say that edible favors are the way to go in my opinion should you feel that they're a necessity!

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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
    Meghan
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    Not necessary. Though some favors can be nice, I typically end up tossing favors I receiving in the trash. Our guests favors were strips from out photo booth. This doubled as our guest book, so no extra expense here.

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  • Monica
    Devoted August 2021
    Monica
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    Totally not necessary. While I love the idea of having monogrammed items like candles, coozies , etc, in reality I will never use them after the wedding and eventually will throw away or donate. Not worth the money for me!
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  • Anjelik
    Savvy September 2021
    Anjelik
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    Not worth it or necessary for me
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  • Kristin
    Devoted June 2021
    Kristin
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    Not necessary. But I do think they add a nice touch. Apparently I'm one of the few people that loves favors from weddings lol.
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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle Online
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    Not necessary
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  • Stefanie
    Expert July 2020
    Stefanie
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    Such a waste of money!!
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  • Kasyah
    Devoted July 2020
    Kasyah
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    Yes and no. We are doing them bc people are traveling. Definitely not a must though.
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  • Kaia
    Dedicated July 2020
    Kaia
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    Most are junky, expensive trinkets that people leave or toss. Unless it's something guests can consume or use frequently, I'd skip it. It's memories they are taking with them, usually on their phones.
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  • Merline
    Super February 2020
    Merline
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    If you have it in your budget and want to thank your guest more. If not, then I would pass.

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey Online
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    Not necessary. But I think we are going to do them. We budgeted for them already.

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  • Ashley
    Devoted July 2021
    Ashley
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    While I don't think favors are necessary, we will be having them. We came up with (what I think) is a really cute idea and I think most everyone would end up using it.

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  • Samantha
    Savvy October 2020
    Samantha
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    Not necessary. But we are going to do them. Just little things. Only because I am a sucker for mementos.

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  • Jeanette
    Devoted July 2021
    Jeanette
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    I feel like they go so unappreciated Smiley ups I will be providing out-of-town bags though at the hotel.

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  • Meagan
    Dedicated July 2020
    Meagan
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    Not necessary, but we will still have them. Will probably do a candy table or some type of edible favor.
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  • Brianna N
    Super October 2019
    Brianna N
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    No. We didn't have them, most get left behind anyways.

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  • Amanda
    Savvy July 2021
    Amanda
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    I have mixed feelings about favors...silly little trinkets that people will just throw out are a waste of money - but little take home treats are fun for guests to enjoy on their way home...so that's what we're doing!

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  • Kaysey
    Super February 2020
    Kaysey
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    I don't think they're necessary. I don't like traditional favors like wine corks or keys with our names and wedding date engraved on them or things like that. I just feel like those items eventually get left behind by the guest or it gets thrown away not long after the wedding. We're using our dessert bar to act as our favors. The dessert bar will be opened for the remainder of the night after the buffet closes and there will be togo boxes so guests can take some sweet treats home with them.

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  • Kirstin
    Dedicated June 2021
    Kirstin
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    It鈥檚 not necessary but I think that it鈥檚 a way to celebrate your love
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  • Meghan
    Super September 2019
    Meghan
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    I don't think they're necessary but I like when there are favors that are thoughtful/something connected to the couple or theme of the wedding. Generic favors are eh.

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