Amanda
Dedicated June 2019

Favors...yes or no

Amanda, on May 7, 2019 at 12:01 PM Posted in Planning 0 38
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So, my fiance and I originally planned on doing small boxes of candy from a local shop as favors, but as you all know, things start to add up! When I asked him about it this morning he suggested we just skip it and save over $300. Thoughts? I know many of my friends originally mentioned that favors are becoming less popular and not a big deal. Thanks!!!

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  • Caytlyn
    Champion November 2019
    Caytlyn Online

    Favors are not a necessity. If they're not in the budget, skip them.

  • Brianna
    Devoted April 2019
    Brianna

    Honestly, they are not necessary. We did Koozies because I could get them for 50 cents a piece, and we had a small guest list. Most of the time when I attend weddings thought, I don't even miss them if they are not there!

  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride
    Favors aren鈥檛 as popular as they were decades ago. Providing good food & drinks is considered great hosting. Save the $300! 馃槉
  • Caitlin
    Dedicated November 2020
    Caitlin
    Chances are we鈥檒l skip favors, however if we do them I鈥檓 tempted to find an inexpensive mini notebook/pen set we can customize. We first met in an online writing chat room and reading and writing have always been two of the biggest things we share in our relationship. A notebook and pen is, if nothing else, practical and usable, not to mention easy enough to personalize without making it weird.
  • Grace
    Expert June 2019
    Grace
    We aren鈥檛 doing favors! Most people probably won鈥檛 even take one
  • T
    Dedicated March 2020
    Tamsin
    Not necessary, can鈥檛 remember what I have ever received as one
  • Tara
    Dedicated September 2019
    Tara
    In lieu of favors, we are doing a donation to a local animal shelter. So you could do that instead?
  • Formerbride
    VIP June 2019
    Formerbride
    We aren't doing favors. Food, entertainment and drinks are enough imo!
  • Lady

    Definitely not necessary!

  • A
    Master October 2019
    Angelena

    Well yeah $300 is a lot. I am spending like $150-$175 at the most for my favors for guests. In my circle and my culture it's considered rude not to give a favor so we actually have 2 haha, one is interactive!

  • JENNIFER
    Super May 2019
    JENNIFER
    They aren鈥檛 necessary. Unless you can get them for a reasonable price. We had a smaller wedding 63 people. I made them myself. I鈥檓 happy they were all taken by the end of the night. Though I could of used the leftovers. Lol

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  • Future Mrs.greenwood
    Expert September 2019
    Future Mrs.greenwood
    Go to the dollar store you will find cheap reasonable fInds...
  • Allie
    Rockstar August 2019
    Allie

    Definitely skip them if you need to save money.

  • Ti'Anna
    Devoted October 2020
    Ti'Anna

    I would skip them, save the extra cash!!! The guest won't miss them!!!

  • N
    Expert July 2019
    Natalie
    We are adding extra goodies to our dessert table like candy and trail mix and will provide little bags so guests can take any extra home.
  • Andrea
    Super October 2019
    Andrea
    We are skipping the favors.
  • A
    Expert August 2019
    Ami
    Are you having a photo booth? The photo strips can count as your favors! But as others have said, favors aren't necessary. I would not spend $300 on them. How many guests are you expecting? Im only doing additional favors if they're around 50cents a person.
  • Future Mrs. McCully
    Devoted July 2019
    Future Mrs. McCully

    We decided no favors and are donating to the humane society I used to work at.

  • Trista
    Rockstar September 2019
    Trista
    I was thinking about doing a candy buffet, but decided against it. Of the 5 weddings I've been to, I can only remember one of the favors and I forgot to grab one before I left! My mom is paying for the wedding, and I'd rather not spend money that isnt necessary.
  • Jessie
    Devoted September 2020
    Jessie
    Our "favors" are going to be little penguin figures. They'll be what we use as escort cards. A tag will be tied to each woth the person's name, table number, and what kind of penguin it is. At the back of the table there will be a sign saying "May your party penguin escort you to your table and hold your seat while you're on the dance floor."
    I love penguins and FH agreed to this.

    Favors...yes or no 3

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