Ann
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Favors?

Ann, on October 24, 2019 at 3:09 AM Posted in Style and Décor 5 128
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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)

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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    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.
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  • Mariah
    Savvy August 2019
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    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.

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  • Laura
    Rockstar November 2019
    Laura ·
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    People leave them behind-why put my money towards something I know will go to waste? We’re skipping them.
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn Online ·
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    We're doing fleece blankets, however, we're well aware that many (maybe even most) of them will be left behind and we're excited to donate them to a shelter after the wedding.

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  • M
    Dedicated November 2019
    Marla ·
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    We’re thinking of doing Moravian star Christmas ornaments. Our wedding is small, though.
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  • Liz
    Just Said Yes October 2019
    Liz ·
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    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.
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  • Rianna
    Just Said Yes December 2019
    Rianna ·
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    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.
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  • Eri
    Expert October 2020
    Eri ·
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    We're planning on doing favors, especially since we have minimal decor and I think they'll add a little something to the tables. I hope to do little honey jars!

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  • Taylor
    Rockstar October 2020
    Taylor ·
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    We're doing koozies and then making cookies and putting them in these custom bags I found on etsy. Minimal cost but still cute. My mom LOVES to bake. She's the crazy cookie lady at Christmas time.

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  • Anna
    Expert August 2020
    Anna Online ·
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    We are skipping favors and doing a donation to a local organization in lieu.

    I must admit, I don't have a dog... so If I received a dog treat I would be giving it away or leaving it behind.

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  • Lauren
    Rockstar February 2020
    Lauren ·
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    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.

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  • Lana
    Dedicated October 2019
    Lana ·
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    Hello. I did favors and no one notice that they were o lan the gift table. So my aunt started to pass them out to everyone before the reception was over.
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  • Tara
    Super November 2016
    Tara ·
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    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).

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  • Cliodhna
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2030
    Cliodhna ·
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    I love the idea of dog treats as a favor, Ann! Very unique!

    You would need to ensure they're well labeled so guests don't think they're for humans Smiley xd The presentation ideas Tara shared are so cute!

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  • Cliodhna
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2030
    Cliodhna ·
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    These paper bags are so cute! Great idea Smiley smile

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  • Edyta
    Just Said Yes November 2020
    Edyta ·
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    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.
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  • Watts
    Super March 2020
    Watts ·
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    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.

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  • Andrea
    Dedicated October 2019
    Andrea ·
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    We did a dessert table and photobooth as party favors. Edible party favors are always the better option as they're more likely to be eaten instead of wasted.

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  • Nicole
    Savvy February 2020
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    I think we're going to do wine bottle stoppers and little jars of candy. We are going to sit them at each place setting so people take them home.

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  • Briana
    Dedicated December 2019
    Briana ·
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    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
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