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Favors

Megan, on February 3, 2021 at 4:53 AM Posted in Planning 0 13

DW: Are favors are must? Is it critical to label every darn favor with our name and wedding date? Smiley xd


I was thinking of a tote per group with a beach towel for each person, hand sanitizer, chapstick, a nice soap, and the hangover essentials for those 21+. MAYBEEEEEEEE the soap be wrapped in a cardboard holder with a personalization but otherwise meh-seems like wasted $ and kinda extreme to label all the things

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Latest activity by Veronica, on February 3, 2021 at 12:19 PM
  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2022
    Michelle Online ·
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    Either do edibles or skip them. They are always optional and most people skip them. Non edibles always get left behind
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  • AJ
    Super October 2022
    AJ ·
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    You don't have to have favors, odds are your guests won't miss them. Most research I've done on favors say what Michelle has echoed in the previous comment - have something edible your guests can take home or skip them all together as they are expensive and often get left behind.

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  • Michelle
    Master April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    They are totally optional. Personally I’d skip the tote, towels etc- if you’re doing a beach wedding, your guests will be bringing their own supplies. I’m doing edible favors- chocolate covered toffee to be out for guests to snack on while dancing.
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  • Jessica
    Devoted February 2021
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    Favors are intended as a thank you gift for each person that attends I wouldn’t do group favors only because even if they come as a group they may not live in the same household. It’s not necessary to put your name or date on the favors. What is you can buy favors already prepackaged.
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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
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    Favors are totally optional! If they're not in the budget or if you don't want to do them, it's OK to skip them. Also, if you do decide to do favors, I would avoid labeling the actual items with your name/wedding date (especially for things like towels, bags, etc). Most guests won't re-use something with someone else's name/wedding date on it. Though, it's totally fine to put it on things like soap, edible favors, hand sanitizer, or labels/packaging for the favors!
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  • Expert September 2021
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    I've always been told that favors are a total waste of money. Unless of course you're doing mini bottles or something like that, I've always heard they get thrown away at the end of the night. We planned on doing frosted cups with our name and wedding date on them and our wedding planner told us we would be sick at the end of the night watching how many were forgotten or left at the venue.

    But if you're doing something memorable or usable that people would really appreciate, I say go for it! But it is totally not a must-have!

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  • SLY
    Master January 2022
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    Favors are completely optional, as is the customization of them! Most weddings I've been to had either drink koozies, or frosted plastic cups as their favor. I personally loved them because I use them often, and I also like favors because I'm a sentimental guest (aka I won't throw it away). Edible gifts are great too, just make sure you know of any food allergies (mainly for nuts).

    I personally would skip the tote bag, towel, and extras, and just do something simple. I would just to the tote bag by itself if you wanted to do favors. Also, like Lisa mentioned, I'd avoid putting anything related to your wedding on the tote bag so that your guests can use it long after the wedding. For smaller favors like soap, labels are fine!

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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
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    No, favors are unnecessary. Not required at all
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  • M
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Favors aren’t necessary
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  • C
    Dedicated November 2021
    Claudia ·
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    Save money, skip the headache, forego the favors.
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  • Alisa
    Devoted October 2021
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    They are not a must!! We are not having them. We are just expecting people to take home the flower centerpieces and that's fine with us.
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  • Hanna
    VIP June 2019
    Hanna ·
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    Favors are definitely not necessary, but if you do decide to do them, I'd recommend going with something edible. I know I've personally thrown out every single wedding favor I've received that was not edible.

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  • V
    Rockstar July 2019
    Veronica Online ·
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    Favors are completely option, but I would do something edible otherwise they will be more likely to be left behind.

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