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Wedding Favors- Yes or No?

Antonia, on August 9, 2019 at 11:48 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 49
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Is anyone not doing wedding favors for their guests? My fiance and I are discussing not giving favors because they are just going to sit on people's shelves and collect dust. Plus we aren't doing a send off, we decided we're just going to quietly slip out with the help of our best man and MOH.

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Latest activity by Shay, on August 11, 2019 at 10:05 PM
  • Allie
    Master August 2019
    Allie ·
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    We are not doing favors. We will do small welcome bags for the out of town guests but no favors at the actual wedding.

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  • Courtney
    Master December 2019
    Courtney ·
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    We're not doing favors- not worth the money for them to be wasted. Instead we're making donations to our favorite charities. These cards will be a part of the centerpieces:

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  • Danielle
    Master June 2019
    Danielle ·
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    There is nothing wrong with not doing favors. Save the money, if that is what you want to do. But I will say that we did personalized koozies as our favors, and the guests loved them.

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  • EmAbrams
    Devoted August 2019
    EmAbrams ·
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    Our favors are very unique. FH and I are involved in a teenage ministry and have about a million "clappers" you know the hands that clap together and are super loud. Anyways a friend of ours ordered a tons of clappers and personalized them with our initials. People can use the obnoxious things at the ceremony and they can choose to take them home or leave them in the box for the night youth night. If it wasn't for that, I would have choosen not to have favors. ( I think that decision is perfectly fine and sneaking out is fine too)

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  • Formerbride
    VIP June 2019
    Formerbride ·
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    We didn't do favors. It was one less thing to pay for and manage.
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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·
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    They for sure aren't required! Don't feel like you have to do them. We did them & we did a sendoff, but both are 100% optional.

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  • Florida Marlins
    Expert October 2017
    Florida Marlins ·
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    Skip them. I am 54, the veteran of two weddings myself, plus countless weddings as a guest from the mid 70's, 80, 90's and beyond. I truly believe many of the following are invented to squeeze money of couples: favors, photobooths, chocolate fountains, bridesmaid proposal boxes, Save The Dates, signs, etc.

    We never had any of these things back in the day and we all lived, lol.

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I know for me the favors thatre edible usually get eaten aha but the ones I received at weddings that were not edible I just tossed aside or left on the shelf for dust also
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  • Stephnie
    Dedicated February 2020
    Stephnie ·
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    After reading previous discussions here, I decided that we do not have to do this after all. As several people pointed out, unless it’s food/candy, most favors are left on the table or trashed. Even if they are $1 each, I could invite two more guests for the amount it would come to.
    But, as we near the wedding date we will review the budget because I’d like a photo booth if we can afford it. I know it’s not necessary either, but I think they’re fun and can then be a favor for the guests to take home. Or perhaps we will just buy inexpensive props and set up a selfie station...
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  • Cyndy
    Master May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    I agree that skipping them is not a bad thing. We ended up doing them but so many people forgot them. Don’t waste your money.
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  • Katie
    Super November 2019
    Katie ·
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    We aren't doing favors because they will eventually find their way to the trash at the end of the night.
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  • Brittany
    Super October 2020
    Brittany ·
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    We are kind of doing them. We are having a masquerade ball so the masks are like their favor. I didn't want my guests to be left out without a mask. If it was anything else though ie: koozies, bottle openers, etc. then no I would not do favors unless its food! Also, that will be nice to just slip out as the party continues and slows down! I think that's a cool idea!

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  • Samantha
    VIP October 2020
    Samantha ·
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    We’re not doing them. We don’t need one more thing to spend money on. My sister had these amazing caramels as her favors, which I considered. But we’ll be providing the guests with plenty of food they don’t need one more piece of candy.
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  • Nora
    Expert July 2019
    Nora ·
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    I originally wasn’t going to do any (we had a photo booth and kind of figured the prints out would be) but my mother really wanted true favors lol So she paid for some edible macaron favors that looked and tasted good!
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  • Sara
    Expert February 2020
    Sara ·
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    I just went to a wedding..there were no favors. I didn't care one bit.

    FH and I will be doing favors..but only because I want to make flying keys out of skeleton key bottle openers..as a nod to FHs love of Harry Potter
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  • A
    Dedicated August 2019
    Ashley ·
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    I'm doing seeds I got 30 packs for 2dollars and I ordered labels that say mine and Fh name, and date. 50 of those for 1.75 so I put the leftovers on some water bottles

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  • Sara
    Dedicated September 2019
    Sara ·
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    We talked about doing them but at the end of the day it's just not in the budget. I don't think anyone is going to miss them haha.

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  • DitchingDiaz
    Dedicated November 2020
    DitchingDiaz ·
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    Hold on to your money girl. No one is going to cry over the fact that they didn't get a box of mints or a monogrammed koozie LOL

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  • MrsV1027
    Master October 2018
    MrsV1027 ·
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    100% skip them. When I did wedding photography we had brides at EVERY wedding begging all the vendors to take all the favors their guests didn't want or forgot. They are a waste of money.

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  • MrsV1027
    Master October 2018
    MrsV1027 ·
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    Also favors remind me of childs birthday parties.

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