Britnie
Savvy September 2020

Guest favors

Britnie, on January 23, 2020 at 8:57 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 27
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Are guest favors necessary? Would it be considered tacky if we didn鈥檛 do favors? And what are some inexpensive ideas for favors? How much did you spend?


Sorry for the 100 questions 馃槄

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn
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    Favors are not a necessity and it's totally fine to skip them.

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  • Britnie
    Savvy September 2020
    Britnie
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    This makes me happy! Thank you.
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  • Molly
    Savvy October 2020
    Molly
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    We decided not to do any! so many people don't take them/forget them anyways.

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  • Kaitlyn
    Savvy June 2020
    Kaitlyn
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    We are skipping favors too! I've been paying attention to the last few weddings Ive been to and very few people actually take the favors at the end! Im not looking to have 150 seed packets at the end.

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride
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    Nope, favors have fallen out of favor the past decade or so. Providing food & drinks is considered good hosting.


    Only if you want to offer favors, consider something edible: cookie, cake pop, macaroon, chocolate truffle, or a candy bar.
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  • Chrysta
    Super November 2020
    Chrysta
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    We are using our wedding favors to create our 鈥渟eating chart鈥. 2 birds, 1 stone. Plus, if anyone doesn鈥檛 want their favor, it still will have served a purpose
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  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
    Kristen
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    Nothing bad if you have the budget as I was thinking to do so but honestly not a necesity. Many blogs say that is the one thing people won't miss.

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  • Jodie
    Devoted August 2020
    Jodie
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    They aren't necessary. We are doing mason jar mugs with lids and straws that way if people don't take them they still have a purpose in our house anyway. found some great deals so they came out to about a dollar per person. That was cheaper than buying or renting glassware for our wedding.

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  • Chrysta
    Super November 2020
    Chrysta
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    That鈥檚 a great idea! I think choosing favors that can serve other purposes are the smartest financially
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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
    Meghan
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    They are not necessary and no one would care if you skipped them. Most guests probably wouldn鈥檛 even notice.

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  • Melle
    Champion June 2019
    Melle Online
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    Not necessary. In fact in hindsight I should have skipped mine
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  • Katie
    Super November 2019
    Katie
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    I skipped them, but I looked into color changing stadium cups with a cute saying on one side and our wedding date on the other. In the end I decided against them because I figured they would just get thrown away.
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  • Tiffany
    Expert April 2020
    Tiffany
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    It's totally fine to skip! I decided for my wedding we would either do edible favors or no favors at all. We are planning on individual bags of coffee, hot chocolate or tea to match our brunch theme. So far I've only bought the little bags and stickers so it hasn't been that expensive. Maybe I'll change my mind when I have to start buying coffee and things
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  • Watts
    Super March 2020
    Watts
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    I made these. About $60 for 50 guestsGuest favors 1

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  • Tanyia
    Expert February 2020
    Tanyia
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    Not necessary. My guests favors are their photos from the photo booth. DONE!

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  • Kaleigh
    Dedicated April 2020
    Kaleigh
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    I am not doing favors, I honestly feel like the favor is them being invited. And from what I have heard a lot of people just leave them and don鈥檛 take them home.
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  • Mary
    Dedicated May 2020
    Mary
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    Not necessary. If you do one, it's strongly preferred to do something edible.


    I'm doing French macarons, which will serve as both the wedding "cake" (displayed in tiers) and favors (we're providing small treat bags).


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  • Tori
    Dedicated October 2021
    Tori
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    Favors are totally not a necessity. Most of the time, you end up taking home a lot of them or throwing them out because your guests will forget to take them home. If you want to do favors, though, go with a food -- like cookies or candy. People will love those and you probably won't have too many left over.

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  • Rebeca
    Beginner April 2020
    Rebeca
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    We are giving cookies, the wrapper it's going to be customized with our names and monogram.

    I thought about a little soap but my fiance didn't like the idea.

    Other that we considered was little plants like succulents.

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  • K
    Dedicated October 2019
    KAREN
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    So we had 3 favors, but not really. We got married in October, so instead of placecards each couple (and each child) got a little pumpkin with their name attached to it on a card. Each one was $.30 to make, so it was super easy. We also had a photobooth, so people took those photos with them (oftentimes people use this as their favor). Then since we are massive Halloween/Horror fans, we bought masquerade masks in bulk (I think we paid like $40 for like 100 of them). I think we ended up with like 5 extra masks and one extra pumpkin.

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