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Help!!! Wedding Favors??? What are some good but cheap options?

Aliea, on May 4, 2021 at 11:07 PM Posted in Planning 0 77
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Anyone doing favors? Do the guest really use / eat them? What are some good but cheap options?

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    Most are left behind. Only if you really want them, get edibles. Cake pop, cookie, brownie, candy bar, etc.
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
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    Here are a few delicious ideas...
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  • Rosie
    Rockstar September 2021
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    I agree with the others - something edible/single-use (like soap or tea or something) is best. We decided to make ours something that could do double-duty, so we are giving individually wrapped biscuits with peoples' names on them which will also act as the place names.

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  • Brittany
    Dedicated June 2021
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    We're using potted plants for our centerpieces and letting guests take them home instead of doing favors.

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  • devotedlydavis
    Devoted March 2022
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    We bring our own alcohol to the venue, and they prefer canned beer. So our koozies will be our favor.
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  • Amber
    Savvy August 2021
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    I have a photobooth thats going to be at the wedding so I am going to have bookmark protectors for the guests to put their photobooth picture in. I am also going to put Hershey kisses with it.
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  • April
    Just Said Yes May 2021
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    We are doing hand sanitizer spray as our favor. I bought the 1 oz spray bottles from Amazon. It was like $7.99 per 50 bottles. Then we just got a huge pump of hand sanitizer and added water to help it spray better. I got "Spread Love, Not Germs" stickers from Amazon as well.
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  • Aliea
    Dedicated September 2021
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    That's a good idea, thanks
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  • Aliea
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    I like what you are going to do, so creative.
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  • Aliea
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    You're not worried about having so many left behind?
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  • Aliea
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    Oh thats nice and they can reuse them
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  • Aliea
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    I like this idea as well. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Aliea
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    Ohhhhh I love this, who doesn't want extra sanitizer.
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  • Amber
    Savvy August 2021
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    No problem!
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  • Hanna
    VIP June 2019
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    We did gourmet butter mints as our favors. We had 120 guests, and around 20 packages were left behind at the end of the night (we did make extras though) so I'd say that most people took them. The few extras were not a problem, because we simply ate them! I would definitely recommend going the edible route if you're going to do favors. Some ideas for favors that can be done very cheaply are M&Ms or Hershey's kisses that you can buy in bulk and wrap in tulle and ribbon if you DIY things

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  • Elizabeth
    Super June 2021
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    I am in the minority on WW but I love favors!!! I use all of them. Recent ones that went to good use were jars of honey and jars of Cajun spices. I'll be giving out candy boxes at mine
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  • Aliea
    Dedicated September 2021
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    What are butter mints? And I like the m&m and Hershey idea
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  • E
    Expert July 2023
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    I am very picky about favors. Edible is always a good choice and I can't recall any time I haven't taken an edible favor - even when it's something like macarons (which I don't really like), I will take them just to have something to munch on on the drive home.

    But I personally will not take any favor that is reusable and has the couple's name on them. This includes anything like shot glasses, koozies, playing cards, etc. It's hard to explain what my aversion to this is, the only way I can say it is, why would I want shot glasses with other people's names on them in my cabinet? Or why would I use a bottle opener emblazoned with someone else's name? I will always leave these behind.

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  • Chelsea
    Expert June 2021
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    We're using succulents! They'll be our favors and escort. I ordered from a farm on Etsy. 72 for $99.

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  • Jasmine
    Dedicated April 2021
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    We had olive oil that was made and packaged by our venue. Everyone loved it! We had a few left over from people that left early or the no-shows. Even the people that left early asked if they could get a bottle. We also had hand sanitizer at the entrance of the ceremony and there was a lot left over which was kinda disappointing, but our families took a bunch and they’ll get used. I ordered the mini bottles from Bath and Body Works, and replaced the sticker with our names and date. They smell really good so it’s not a complete waste!
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