Safiya
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Wedding favors - any ideas?

Safiya, on August 29, 2020 at 5:42 AM Posted in Planning 0 41
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I'm having trouble deciding what to do for wedding favors? Any ideas?

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Latest activity by Safiya, on September 2, 2020 at 12:50 AM
  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
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    Wedding favors are totally optional. Guests typically don't notice if favors aren't given. If you decide to do them, I suggest doing something that is edible (cookies, smores kit, chocolate/candy, etc) - otherwise, many times, favors get left behind. If you do something non-edible, do not put your name/wedding date on it (unless it were on a tag/packaging). Think about things that you would love to receive as a wedding favor if you were the guest - a deck of cards? Mini plants? Candles? Chocolate? Also, choose something that you would still be able to use if extras were left behind at your wedding.


    Here are some ideas from The Knot: https://www.theknot.com/content/best-wedding-favor-ideas

    Otherwise, save the money and skip them.
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  • Safiya
    Dedicated June 2022
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    Thanks for the advice and I'll look at the website!

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  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
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    Personalized hand sanitizer or anything edible or drinkable. Smiley winking

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  • Safiya
    Dedicated June 2022
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    I was thinking about personalized hand sanitizers especially with the pandemic going on. I saw some cute ones on etsy.

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  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
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    Check wedding favors.com I did and they were cheaper. Smiley smile

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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
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    I also wanted to add that you can find a lot of wedding favors in bulk for fairly cheap on Oriental Trading Company's website: https://www.orientaltrading.com/
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  • Jene
    Dedicated September 2020
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    I'm doing colored pretzels and heart shaped pralines. I picked something edible. Don't stress out about it. You will find something nice.
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  • Safiya
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    Thank you! Will do!

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  • Safiya
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    Thank you! I'll look into it.

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  • Safiya
    Dedicated June 2022
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    That sounds so good!

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
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    It’s ok to skip. Only offer favors if you really want to. If you do, choose something edible or they’re usually left behind/thrown out. Ideas: cookie, cake pop, candy bar or popcorn bar (except during Covid), chocolate truffle, etc.
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  • Jana
    Master October 2022
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    It's ok to skip favors. Many people leave them behind, even edibles. Save your money and pit toward food/drink/entertainment that guests will remember.
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
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    I did a candy buffet table
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  • Mrs.a
    Master October 2021
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    If it fits your style and theme or decor, then do so, but if not it’s not required.

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  • Safiya
    Dedicated June 2022
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    Thank you! Something edible seems easy and less stressful!

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  • Safiya
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    Thanks! I'll take this into consideration.

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  • Safiya
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    Thanks. My venue does have a chocolate fountain and a dessert station, so I probably won't have to feel obligated to get wedding favors.

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  • Safiya
    Dedicated June 2022
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    Ok thanks!

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  • Rebecca
    Master August 2019
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    Chiming in with another: SKIP.

    We skipped, nobody noticed.

    Half the time, they get left behind, someone's got an allergy, doesn't have a yard, doesn't drink, whatever... So... eh.

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  • Laquita
    Expert July 2021
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    Most of our favors are edible i.e. candy & s'mores kits, I wanted to have something that's useful or edible since I didn't like the idea of offering something that would be thrown out or collect dust on a shelf. Don't spend a lot & look for something that can be eaten, many times the centerpieces can double as a favor in itself (mine will be, I don't want to keep those).

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