Tiffany
Just Said Yes October 2020

Wedding favors

Tiffany, on November 30, 2019 at 12:11 AM Posted in Planning 0 18
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Are wedding favors necessary?

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    Favors are not a necessity.
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  • Chelsea
    Expert April 2020
    Chelsea ·
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    Absolutely not a necessity! If your can fit them into the budget they’re fun, but cutting them is not a big deal at all!
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  • Tiffany
    Just Said Yes October 2020
    Tiffany ·
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    That's good to know! I'm trying to plan a low budget wedding and wasn't quite sure if those were needed.


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  • Chelsea
    Expert April 2020
    Chelsea ·
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    Honestly there’s nothing that guests are “entitled” to. They’re there to celebrate your marriage not get stuff, they’ll be happy just to be a part of your special day and get to spend time with you. Just focus on what’s important for you to have and what fits in the budget, don’t go crazy trying to make other people happy the is about you!
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  • Cher Horowitz
    Rockstar December 2019
    Cher Horowitz ·
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    Nope! They're totally optional. If you'd feel comfortable offering something though, edible ones like cookies are great!

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride Online ·
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    Nope, favors have fallen out of favor in the lady decade or two. Provided good food & drinks are the “thank you” to guests for attending your ceremony. Totally ok to skip!
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride Online ·
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    In the “last” decade not “ lady.” Stop correcting me, Siri. 😝
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  • L
    Devoted August 2019
    Leaves232 ·
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    Personally, I feel like guest favors are a waste of money.
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  • Erika
    Devoted April 2021
    Erika ·
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    Not necessary. We wont be having any.
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  • Jocelyn
    Devoted December 2019
    Jocelyn ·
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    No they aren't. I bought mints for each table plate that say "Mint to be, Thank you for celebrating with us" and have a mini dessert bar for guest.

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  • Jennifer
    VIP September 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    Not necessary, but a nice touch.


    A luggage tag, bottle opener, edible favor, little ornament, flashlight, tote bag or coozie are all easy to transport and make a nice favor.
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  • Julie
    Savvy October 2021
    Julie ·
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    Nope! You could always offer up boxed leftover cake or dessert as a cheap/ easy favor- we're doing cookies. But I think them getting to share the day with you and get fed is plenty!
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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    Definitely not. This is a place you can save some money and guests will never think twice.
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  • Rose
    Dedicated February 2020
    Rose ·
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    Nope...not at all. With that being said though, we bought some cheap favor boxes and we are planning on putting M&Ms in them. We figure that since we are getting married 2/1 then we should be able to score some Valentine’s Day colored ones.

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  • Kelly
    Dedicated October 2020
    Kelly ·
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    I'm not doing favors either. People either forget them, throw them out, or put them in a drawer to gather dust. The money could and will be put to better use somewhere else.

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  • Kaysey
    Expert February 2020
    Kaysey ·
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    I don't think they're necessary. We aren't giving anyone anything to take home with them but we are having a dessert bar and a hot chocolate bar that will act as the "wedding favors" because they will be available for our guests to take home with them.

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  • Reanitra
    Just Said Yes September 2020
    Reanitra ·
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    They are a no go for me .At the weddings I have attended most of the favors have been left behind to only go in the trash. That money is better off be used on something you really want or in your pocket book. 🙂
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  • Theadra
    Dedicated June 2020
    Theadra ·
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    No, my hubby and I are not doing it. We know the top 3 things we wanted to spend money on the most and that definitely was not one of them. What I learn more and more is that it's your wedding and you shouldn't feel pressured to do traditions you don't want to do. A lot of traditions are becoming a thing of the past now.

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