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I officially hate wedding favors...

sarawifenowsarawifenow Denver, baby! member
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Hi Knotties,

So after looking at hundreds of ideas, I still have no idea what I am going to do for my wedding favors. Some ideas I have had are: custom soap, wine and chocolates, mini recipe books of our favorite recipes, and mini banana bread (my grandfather who unfortunately is no longer with us was "famous" for his recipe). I just don't know what to do. Any suggestions? 

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Re: I officially hate wedding favors...

  • edited April 2014
    with the exception of the soap, i would really enjoy any of those ideas!  edible is usually best, but as someone who loves to cook, i would totally appreciate a few tried & true new recipes!
    sarawifenow
  • Skip them! Seriously. Favors a completely optional, and it's so much easier to just skip things you don't care about instead of spending time/money that could be spent elsewhere.
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  • sarawifenowsarawifenow Denver, baby! member
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    @emmyg65, do you think people will notice? I don't want anyone thinking I am "cheap".
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  • ElcaBElcaB member
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    No one will think you are cheap. Wedding favors are nice, but definitely unnecessary. Host your guests properly & they won't think anything negative of you. 
     
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  • Look at these cupcakes in a jar soooo cute www.wickedgoodcupcakes.com

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  • sarawifenowsarawifenow Denver, baby! member
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    sevensen said:
    Look at these cupcakes in a jar soooo cute www.wickedgoodcupcakes.com

    Those are interesting looking...maybe I will order just a couple to see what they look like (and taste like) in person.
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  • I went to a wedding that didn't have favors and it was over a year until I realized they didn't have them. It was when I was planning my own wedding and was thinking about all the ones that I had attended and what they did that I was like "hey, they didn't have favors". They did have a candy bar so I guess that was the "favor". My point is I didn't notice. I don't think you will look "cheap" if you don't have them. If people even notice they'll probably figure the money went towards better food and/or alcohol. I'd rather you spend your money on that than something I am going to throw in the trash, like the last wedding favor I received.
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  • sarawifenowsarawifenow Denver, baby! member
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    mysticl said:
    I went to a wedding that didn't have favors and it was over a year until I realized they didn't have them. It was when I was planning my own wedding and was thinking about all the ones that I had attended and what they did that I was like "hey, they didn't have favors". They did have a candy bar so I guess that was the "favor". My point is I didn't notice. I don't think you will look "cheap" if you don't have them. If people even notice they'll probably figure the money went towards better food and/or alcohol. I'd rather you spend your money on that than something I am going to throw in the trash, like the last wedding favor I received.
    That is what I was thinking. FI said that his family is big on favors, so he has never even heard of them not being used. I think I may try to convince him to have us upgrade on the food an skip the favors. Fingers crossed!
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  • No, I don't think anyone will notice. And if they do (like your FI's family maybe), so what? You're planning an awesome ceremony followed by a really fun reception with tasty food, right? They'll just be so happy to watch you get married!
    sarawifenow
  • JoanE2012JoanE2012 Exit 21 (Jersey!) member
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    sevensen said:
    Look at these cupcakes in a jar soooo cute www.wickedgoodcupcakes.com

    One and only post is for a product advertisement?  Smells fishy.  Vendor??
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  • I really wanted to do mini mason jars full of jelly beans but I think we're leaning toward having a cookie bar in lieu of a cake. So everyone can take home some cookies (who doesn't like cookies?) as both a favor and "extra piece of cake" as my great gma calls it.
    aja319
  • I don't think it's a big deal to not have them, but if you want to do them i vote for banana bread! I enjoy edible favors, and I love the connection to your grandfather. I think people would appreciate that.
    Hysilvinialithibelsarawifenow
  • lol I think I officially hate them too, but I like the concept.  I'll just buy little chinese takeout boxes and fill them with candy.  There's something about a non-edible favor that bothers me.

    Just don't dwell on it too much, okay?  I've decided it is not something to stress over.
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  • I wasnt big on favors but chose something that also served as decoration. I did jordan almond flowers. I had some friends help me make them from supplies I ordered. You can order them already made up. I wanted jordan almonds as the have a wedding tradition in several cultures.

    Here are some pictures...http://www.jordanalmondflowers.com/gallery

    I use leftovers to decorate presents now.

  • I'm from Seattle and went to an open house last night where Jones Sodas had flyers for their personalized bottles handy. Maybe that's an option?


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  • cassghcassgh member
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    I went to a wedding a couple months ago where the favor was matchbook cases (which I've seen at a bunch of weddings just lying on the tables for people to take with them), but they had a basket full of sparklers and at the end of the night had a "Sparkler Send Off."  It was a really cute idea to actually get people to use their favors right away and remind guests to take them.
  • Jones Soda is a cool idea, but looks like it could get very spendy very fast.

    We are doing custom M&M's in a little tin, bubbles for the sendoff, and since we have multiple children invited, they will each get a coloring book and crayons to help keep them busy during the reception.  
  • Cheap favours will make you look more cheap than not having them. IMO, favours are such a waste of $$. I have never been at a wedding where the favours made me go wow. I dont eat junk food, so any edible candy favour I will leave at the table or give to someone else and if it is some kind of chotzky i'll take it home and it will usually end up collecting dust somewhere. Not worth it!
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  • fb82fb82 member
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    edited May 2014
    For me you can't go wrong with chocolate! :)

    I'm thinking of doing the Celebration Wedding Truffles, Wedding Coins, or Event Chocolate Thoughts bars from DeBrand www.debrand.com/shop/wedding-event-favors.cfm  or the custom M&M tins, or possibly nothing at all if the cost of the wedding as a whole gets to be too much.
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