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Catholic wedding favor

Hi everyone,

I am searching for some original catholic wedding favor? Could you kindly help me with you proposals?

I have attended several weddings where small rosary was given as a favor, so I would like something different but still with a catholic note?

Thanks!

Re: Catholic wedding favor

  • MobKazMobKaz Chicago suburbs member
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    Hi everyone,

    I am searching for some original catholic wedding favor? Could you kindly help me with you proposals?

    I have attended several weddings where small rosary was given as a favor, so I would like something different but still with a catholic note?

    Thanks!
    I am curious as to why you are looking for a Catholic specific favor.  There aren't that many items for which Catholics "hold the market".  (I say this as a Catholic).  Beyond the rosary, worship to the BVM, and Holy cards, I can't come up with other ideas.

    I do have a friend that makes chaplets.  They are meant to be worn.  She also makes keychains with crosses, although that is absolutely not Catholic specific.
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    How about cookies in the shape of a church facade?  You could probably find bookmarks with scripture.  Have you looked at a Christian book store?
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  • holyguacamole79holyguacamole79 a taco truck in Houston member
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    We had customized holy cards.  On the front was the wedding at Cana.  On the back, it read:

     As Jesus and Mary gathered to celebrate the wedding at Cana, we are thankful for your presence to celebrate ours. 
    O God, who consecrated the bond of Marriage by so great a mystery that in the wedding covenant you foreshadow the Sacrament of Christ and his Church, grant, we pray, to these your servants, that what they receive in faith they may live out in deeds. 
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  • OliveOilsMomOliveOilsMom South Jersey member
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    I'm with MobKaz, as a Catholic myself, it never occurred to me that I should have a Catholic-specific favor.  Is your guest list 100% Catholic?  If I were a non-Catholic and received a Catholic favor, it would be left on the table when I left for the evening.

    Overall, I always recommend an edible favor.  It is almost guaranteed that they will all go.  You could put a small prayer on the favor tag of the bag.

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  • lyndausvilyndausvi Western Slope, Colorado mod
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    I'm with MobKaz, as a Catholic myself, it never occurred to me that I should have a Catholic-specific favor.  Is your guest list 100% Catholic?  If I were a non-Catholic and received a Catholic favor, it would be left on the table when I left for the evening.

    Overall, I always recommend an edible favor.  It is almost guaranteed that they will all go.  You could put a small prayer on the favor tag of the bag.

    color me confused.  I've attended a shit ton of Catholic weddings (grew up Catholic)  Favors were either food, bottle openers for our beer or matches (back in the day when people smoked).






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  • lyndausvi said:
       

    I'm with MobKaz, as a Catholic myself, it never occurred to me that I should have a Catholic-specific favor.  Is your guest list 100% Catholic?  If I were a non-Catholic and received a Catholic favor, it would be left on the table when I left for the evening.

    Overall, I always recommend an edible favor.  It is almost guaranteed that they will all go.  You could put a small prayer on the favor tag of the bag.

    color me confused.  I've attended a shit ton of Catholic weddings (grew up Catholic)  Favors were either food, bottle openers for our beer or matches (back in the day when people smoked).
    same, I have never been to a wedding with any religious tied favors, food, or re-usable items are best. unless 100% of your guest list is devout catholics they will not appreciate the religion specific gift. the favor is a gift for the guests, not you.
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  • climbingsingleclimbingsingle NYC 'burbs member
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    Jordan almonds. I hear Catholics LOVE THEM. 

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  • lyndausvilyndausvi Western Slope, Colorado mod
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    Jordan almonds. I hear Catholics LOVE THEM. 
    especially those Italian Catholics  :p






    What differentiates an average host and a great host is anticipating unexpressed needs and wants of their guests.  Just because the want/need is not expressed, doesn't mean it wouldn't be appreciated. 
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  • I'm going to vote for food too as a favor...  Or skip the favor and splurge on a larger slice of cake. 

    Granted, I melt down the leftover nubs from the altar candles for our church and almost suggested asking for them from your church then melting them down into votives as a favor before reminding myself just how much I spent on having a set-up for doing that job even though I don't get a penny out of the project.  Thinking across the many faiths that your guests might be a part of for ideas, the church is very much about tradition, you could do a beeswax votive/taper/etc. (church candles need to be a minimum of 51% beeswax).  Dadant & Son's is the biggest supplier in the country for these and are easy to work with, you could see what options you'd have for your guest count that could be used as a favor. 

    I'd prefer the candle over a rosary any day of the week and I'm a practicing Catholic..  Unless your wedding is in Rome and the rosaries are blessed by the Holy Father himself, I'm just NAF of that idea because not only the expense you'd go through for anything that guests would want to take home, but the "it fits into the same class as a cross cookie cut-out, just no!"  But really, skip the favors and upgrade something for your guests instead (nicer protein for dinner, or larger slice of cake, or extra appetizer, etc.)...

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  • Jen4948 said:
    As a non-Catholic, I would be wondering if your gift is a subtle attempt at conversion of non-Catholic guests. Even your Catholic guests might find them at best unnecessary and at worst preachy. I'd go with something secular instead.
    Agreed. I would feel actively disrespected if I was given a Rosary or prayer cards, and my Catholic upbringing would make me feel as though the Rosary had been disrespected by giving it out as a gift to those who did not understand/respect/like it. 

    I'll sit through a mass for someone I love even though I don't believe in their faith, because that's part of weddings. But I would probably walk out of the reception if I was seated with a prayer card or Rosary or something on my charger plate at dinner. 

    Don't "thank" your guests by pushing religion.
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  • kimmiinthemittenkimmiinthemitten Detroit, MI member
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    Jen4948 said:
    As a non-Catholic, I would be wondering if your gift is a subtle attempt at conversion of non-Catholic guests. Even your Catholic guests might find them at best unnecessary and at worst preachy. I'd go with something secular instead.
    Agreed. I would feel actively disrespected if I was given a Rosary or prayer cards, and my Catholic upbringing would make me feel as though the Rosary had been disrespected by giving it out as a gift to those who did not understand/respect/like it. 

    I'll sit through a mass for someone I love even though I don't believe in their faith, because that's part of weddings. But I would probably walk out of the reception if I was seated with a prayer card or Rosary or something on my charger plate at dinner. 

    Don't "thank" your guests by pushing religion.
    This.  A rosary to you holds meaning, to me it's a necklace.  Just like the Bible is just another book to me.  Trust that your guests have personal reasons for their own belief system and don't disrespect your religious symbols by sharing them with people who won't find meaning in the.  And don't disrespect your guests by pushing your religion onto them.
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  • I don't know that I'd be offended if I was given a Catholic gift, but a rosary might not be appropriate. I'm having a Christmas wedding and giving out ornaments, so it's not exactly a secular gift either. It's a know your crowd kind of thing.
    MesmrEwe
  • levioosalevioosa Southern California member
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    I wouldn't be offended by a rosary as a favor, but it would be very awkward for me as I recognize its significance to the faith as a sacred symbol. I would feel really weird about throwing it away, and it would most likely end up in a good will bag for someone else to deal with, as I am not Catholic and have no reason to have a rosary. A huge part of my family is Catholic though. Every wedding I've been to on that side has had Jordan almonds. Break the almond trend. I throw those away with zero guilt.


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  • I think you really need to know your audience. We gave sailboat tea light holders and they worked out well. Food rarely disappoints. Something religious can get tricky. Your friends and family not of the faith may not like it and those in it may not want another set of rosary beads.

    That doesn't mean that those can't work at all. But just be careful. I know I wouldn't know what I'd do with a Jewish or Muslim prayer card.
  • Another vote for unless every guest is Catholic, not to go this route. It's one thing for guests to sit through a Catholic Ceremony, but as a non-Catholic, if you give me a favor that represents the catholic faith, it's either going to be left behind or go into the trash the next morning when I clean out my evening purse


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  • Jen4948Jen4948 Houston member
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    Erikan73 said:

    Another vote for unless every guest is Catholic, not to go this route. It's one thing for guests to sit through a Catholic Ceremony, but as a non-Catholic, if you give me a favor that represents the catholic faith, it's either going to be left behind or go into the trash the next morning when I clean out my evening purse

    Even if every guest is Catholic, they might not appreciate a religious gift.


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