bethf
Devoted August 2019

Favors...... need opinions

bethf, on August 14, 2019 at 8:47 AM Posted in Planning 0 18
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Good morning my beautiful helpful ladies! Smiley love

SO originally my plan was to have a sweet table (donuts, cookies, candy...) with cute little take home bags that would technically be the favor (people could take home what they wanted in the bag.) I would also around the centerpiece I was going to have hershey kisses with little stickers on the bottom saying cute little things.

Now I am wondering if I should even bother with the bags? Will people even want to bring stuff home? I have 3 course meals, and they also serve pasta Smiley xd will my guests die from eating too much. lol

What are your experiences with food favors.


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  • Danielle
    Master June 2019
    Danielle ·
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    If you are talking about a dessert sweets table, then I wouldn't worry about bags, because they probably won't take them home. Especially if you have a drinking crowd. If you are talking about a candy sweets table, then I would get bags....but this type of sweets table is mainly popular with children (in my experience). I just know that the weddings I've been to that had sweets table, the atmosphere really affected how people reacted. For instance, I attended a dry wedding that had a sweets table, which was a big hit...because to there wasn't much other entertainment. BUT I've also attended a wedding, that had alcohol, and a sweets table, and hardly anyone touched the sweets table because they were busy drinking & dancing. Anyways, just take into consideration your crowd, atmosphere, and what type of sweets will be served. Providing some cheap bags / containers have a better chance of preventing too many leftovers, either way.

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  • Mrs. H
    Master September 2019
    Mrs. H ·
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    So we actually opted to do something very similar… we are having the traditional 3-tier cake, but we are also having a cookie table (I'm from Pittsburgh where this is a huge ordeal, lol), which doubles as our favors. Our venue is baking enough cookies to serve each guest 2-3 cookies per piece. They are also going to be providing bags for guests to take theirs home if they wish. I would definitely have some bags available, even if you feel like most guests will end up leaving theirs behind

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  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
    Yam ·
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    It depends on your guests. I bake for mine a lot and they absolutely take the extra goodies home. I’m pretty sure my guests would bring their own boxes if I didn’t have any!
    Do your guests have a sweet tooth?
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    If you’re going to do the dessert table either way, I would just get the bags. Even if people don’t use them, you’re only out a few dollars.
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  • Melle
    Champion June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I had a candy buffet table and surprisingly not that many people went for it even though I had all brand name candy. I think it's also cause I had a ton of food for reception.
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  • S
    Devoted September 2019
    Sara ·
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    We're having cake and donuts as dessert and our sweets will be separate and intended as favors (cookies and homemade caramels!), so we'll be providing bags. I'm going to stamp them to say 'Love is sweet' or something cute like that.

    I got 100 bakery bags (the cute ones with the window and fold down top) on Amazon for like $20, if you want something fancier that won't break the bank.

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  • Kelly
    VIP October 2020
    Kelly ·
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    My friend did candy centerpieces and people took the whole jar home 🤣
    I feel like this is a know your crowd thing. My family wouldn't take as many sweets home but my fiance's family stockpiles sweets like it's the apocalypse.
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  • Sara
    Expert February 2020
    Sara ·
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    Where I'm from there's always a cookie table (made by family members) with bags to take some home in.

    I'll also have lindor truffles on each of the tables with the decorations. Plus a favor... But none of that is necessary.
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  • Samantha
    Expert October 2020
    Samantha ·
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    It is definitely up to you! Favors are not expected, but it sounds like it would be an expensive touch to the reception.
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  • Ivy ORP
    VIP October 2019
    Ivy ORP ·
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    My FW is also from Pittsburgh. I had never heard of something like this but she has convinced me and we have compromised on brownies, lemon bars, and assorted cookies/cookie bars along with our cupcakes. She keeps saying we need to have something so guests can take things home, but I'm not a big sweets eater so I thought it was too much. Now I think I may need to add something to our shopping list. lol

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  • Ivy ORP
    VIP October 2019
    Ivy ORP ·
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    I think if you can find inexpensive bags to put the treats in, it might be appreciated. Some guests may like to take something home to nibble on while unwinding from your big day, or may want a treat but don't have room at the moment. Any guests that may have opted for a sitter might also consider grabbing a small treat for the kids.

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  • Yoice
    Rockstar March 2019
    Yoice ·
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    I think it depends on your guest. Some people might just drink and take the goodies for later while the ones that just love sweet might eat some there and also take some for later. I think you can’t go wrong with the bags.
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  • Jasmine
    Savvy August 2019
    Jasmine ·
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    I would give them the option at least especially since little goodie bags don't cost much. I know that kids especially wanna get in there. Maybe it will leave you with less left overs to have to take care of (eat)

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  • Cher Horowitz
    Rockstar December 2019
    Cher Horowitz ·
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    I think having goodie bags just in case would be great!

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  • Sasha
    Dedicated September 2019
    Sasha ·
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    I think goodie bags are a great idea. I ordered white paper ones on amazon and dipped the tops in fabric dye to make a watercolor effect. You could do something like that?

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  • bethf
    Devoted August 2019
    bethf ·
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    Goodie bags for the win! lol I already bought them but I felt like it was a waste to put out there. I will put them out though! Smiley smile

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  • Yobana
    Dedicated October 2019
    Yobana ·
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    Keep the bags, some will love to take the sweets home!

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  • A
    Beginner March 2020
    Angela ·
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    I used to be a wedding photographer. I've seen this a few times. People usually eat the treats right there. And usually the kids pig out on them because moms and dads are not watching them. I'd maybe wrap three kisses in a bit of mesh with a ribbon and put it on each place setting or something like that. That way, each person gets one for sure and kids are less likely to be allowed to gorge on someone else's treats and your dime!

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