How many are you doing favors? If so curious on what your doing, I was on the fence because a lot of my family friends just said it’s a Big waste. I was gonna do dog treats.. (cause our dogs are in the wedding)
We did S’mores favors. They were easy and inexpensive but honesty so many people left them behind so I say don’t worry about it. People don’t expect anything. They are a nice touch but completely not necessary. Because everyone doesn’t have a dog I would say you might waste your money. If you want to do something I definitely suggest something edible.
We did mini bottles of pink moscato in wine glasses. So many people left them behind though and at the end we had a lot left over. We just distributed what was left between us and our family and I just finished my last bottle the other day.
We did small bags of ground coffee with our names on them. They went over well and several people have sent me photos of themselves drinking the coffee. I really think the key is the favor being consumable, and dog treats are. I have thrown away or donated almost every favor I received at a wedding that was a mug, bottle opener, etc Giving people something they can eat, drink, or use up (soap or candle, for example ) I think is the key to it being practical and being used.
It’s a nice sentiment to have favors as a thank you to guests, but the reality is not many people take them home. I would suggest doing something that conveys your appreciation and can easily be used by your guests, like maybe dog treats, or little notebooks, cheap pens, etc.
We're doing homemade strawberry jelly in mason jars, personalized golf tees, and photo strips from the photobooth! I think a dog treat would be good for people who have a dog, but for those who don't, you may have a lot left behind.
I think dog treats would be an adorable favor! And you wouldn't have to do one for every guest because not everyone has a dog. Here's a few different ways that might be cute to do for that idea!
We did homemade applesauce as our favor! Edible favors are always a good idea. We also had koozies (our bar had bottled beer, nothing on tap, so we thought koozies were great to use during the wedding).
Instead of having a bunch of favors lying around at the end of the night, we decided to set up our escort cards in photobooth strip photo holders which double as an escort card and favor as well as have our cake sliced up and packaged in cute boxes to take home at the end of the night. We will have a Venetian hour with a bunch of dessert so we figured we could get away with that.
We're recreating this idea with different colors. I found smaller cylinder glass jars with a cork top 60 for $17. I am filling them with sixlets and putting thank you stickers on them. 60 favors for $40 total.
We're having a seperate photographer take photos of everyone as the guests arrive. While the party is going on he's going to print them all and set them up in frames saying our wedding date and a cute message by the entrance/exit. So basically a nice photo of themselves to remember our day. PhotoFavors4u.com