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What is/was your wedding favors?

I was thinking of cutting out wedding favors to cut costs but Ive seen some pretty creative and inexpensive ideas. What did you use?
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    bsn1752bsn1752 member
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    edited December 2011
    Candy bar all the way
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    edited December 2011
    Candy Buffet too.
     
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    rickyanderikarickyanderika member
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    edited December 2011

    Candy bar is actually what im leaning towards, just wanted to hear what other ideas there is.

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    edited December 2011
    We are doing shot glasses (we collect them when we travel) and putting candy in it. Plus we are adding personalized little hershey on the tables too.
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    dianaslikdianaslik member
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    edited December 2011

    Kisses and purple dice in little pillowboxes

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    edited December 2011
    We're molding chocolates
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    rickyanderikarickyanderika member
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    edited December 2011

    Molding chocolate? More details please.

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    LoverBean27LoverBean27 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_iswas-wedding-favors?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:102Discussion:e6ddd2a9-56cf-4ee4-b3ab-788b2eb62563Post:46684d13-5d88-4ccb-b189-485f1b0d94bd">Re: What is/was your wedding favors?</a>:
    [QUOTE]We're molding chocolates
    Posted by llc2011[/QUOTE]

    That is the cutest idea I've heard :) what kind of mold are ya'll using?
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    edited December 2011
    Yep - candy bar.
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    lesalyriclesalyric member
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    edited December 2011

    My grandmother and members of my family baked 6 different cookie receipes - my favorite, my DH's favorite and then two each of special receipes from our families. We bought/had family members let us borrow antique cookie jars and had a cookie bar.

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    fallbride1109fallbride1109 member
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    edited December 2011
    Candy buffet and mini-champagne bottles on the tables.

    BTW, a candy bar isn't necessarily your cheapest option.  You can skip favors--no one will miss them.
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    MLandCJMLandCJ member
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    edited December 2011
    I plan on doing nada :)

    I do like the cookie idea though :)
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    BanannaPBanannaP member
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    edited December 2011
    We did a huge Trick or Treat candy buffet. It was awesome :)





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    BanannaPBanannaP member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_iswas-wedding-favors?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:102Discussion:e6ddd2a9-56cf-4ee4-b3ab-788b2eb62563Post:557a6dc7-2d4a-41aa-b2bf-f23a4b2747f5">Re: What is/was your wedding favors?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: What is/was your wedding favors? : This.  Unless it's something useful, I don't want it. <strong> FI's cousin did beer koozies.  Best favor ever. </strong>And to totally contradict myself, we thought of doing green jelly beans or M&Ms in test tubes, but I don't think we're going to be able to fit it in expense-wise.
    Posted by mrsamandamiller[/QUOTE]
    SIL did beer koozies, and we threw ours away. But we don't ever drink beer. I think edible favors is always the best way to go.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_iswas-wedding-favors?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:102Discussion:e6ddd2a9-56cf-4ee4-b3ab-788b2eb62563Post:88ee0abc-d4c0-4354-a57a-a44f80f7aea4">Re: What is/was your wedding favors?</a>:
    [QUOTE]Molding chocolate? More details please.
    Posted by rickyanderika[/QUOTE]

    <div>We're molding chocolates in the shapes of the states we were born in.  Here's a link to a post I just wrote on weddingbee about the experience.</div><div>
    </div><div><a href="http://www.weddingbee.com/2011/03/07/diy-chocolate-making-how-to/">http://www.weddingbee.com/2011/03/07/diy-chocolate-making-how-to/</a></div><div>
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_iswas-wedding-favors?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:102Discussion:e6ddd2a9-56cf-4ee4-b3ab-788b2eb62563Post:b8673ee9-eb05-454b-8207-dad0a2d31224">Re: What is/was your wedding favors?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: What is/was your wedding favors? : That is the cutest idea I've heard :) what kind of mold are ya'll using?
    Posted by LoverBean27[/QUOTE]

    <div>We're doing Texas and Pennsylvania to represent the 2 states we were born in :)</div><div>
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    edited December 2011
    Skip them. They're an unnecessary expense that nobody will care about.
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    edited December 2011
    Candy buffet too!  FI wanted one from the get go! HA

    If you don't have the extra money, skip them. 
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    MLandCJMLandCJ member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_iswas-wedding-favors?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:102Discussion:e6ddd2a9-56cf-4ee4-b3ab-788b2eb62563Post:b93aab92-c2a0-4e6a-b27a-179ed57046af">Re: What is/was your wedding favors?</a>:
    [QUOTE]We did a huge Trick or Treat candy buffet. It was awesome :)
    Posted by BanannaP[/QUOTE]

    I LOVED your wedding :( I totally have wedding envy!
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    edited December 2011
    We are doing a photobooth.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_iswas-wedding-favors?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:102Discussion:e6ddd2a9-56cf-4ee4-b3ab-788b2eb62563Post:22a83597-fbfd-44f5-b1fd-a72b51ea36b9">Re: What is/was your wedding favors?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: What is/was your wedding favors? : I LOVED your wedding :( I totally have wedding envy!
    Posted by MLandCJ[/QUOTE]
    Aww, thanks! I loved it too, I wish I could do it again! :)
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    edited December 2011
    Mini donuts buffet - The "fry" them fresh in front of you and then you have a ton of toppings (cinnamon, cinna/sugar, powdered sugar, chocolate, caramel, sprinkles, glaze etc) so you can make your own.  We are going to stamp our monogram on old school donut shop bags for people to take them in.

    We wanted something similar to a candy bar, but with a twist :P
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    angieandjamesangieandjames member
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    edited December 2011
    If it's not in the budget, skip it... as long as people have a nice time, they won't miss the favors!

    We did coozies... and I actually have one on my desk at work for my daily coke.  We don't drink a lot of beer either, but we served it, so we wanted coozies.

    We also did matchbooks... it was a pretty unneccesary expense, and I have a ton left over, but I'm old fashioned and still have some from weddings I went to as a kid so I wanted to do them.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_iswas-wedding-favors?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:102Discussion:e6ddd2a9-56cf-4ee4-b3ab-788b2eb62563Post:ef2f5d7d-4be1-46b0-ba3e-9b92dcdce9df">Re: What is/was your wedding favors?</a>:
    [QUOTE] We did coozies... and I actually have one on my desk at work for my daily coke.  We don't drink a lot of beer either, but we served it, so we wanted coozies.
    Posted by angieandjames[/QUOTE]


    My SIL did this as well.  Was super cute!  They said "To have and to hold...and keep your beer cold"
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    edited December 2011
    We're probably not doing them.
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    edited December 2011
    We are looking at personalized mugs from discount mugs (probably 1 per couple that RSVPs) with cocoa packets in them, or chocolate covered pretzels with something saying "thank you for being with us as we tied the knot"
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    edited December 2011
    We are doing a photobooth that prints out 2 pictures. One will be for our scrapbook (they can make a page..or two..or several) and one for them to keep. I also got a great deal (thank you coupons!) on coasters. Each person will have 2 coasters tied with ribbon in our colors. The outside has words (love, joy, happiness, etc) and on the inside I am doing a label (hadn't figured it out yet) of our names and our wedding date. I wanted to do something different. Thought about a candy buffet, but I don't think there will be a lot of people who will be into that, then we will have a lot of candy left.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_iswas-wedding-favors?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:102Discussion:e6ddd2a9-56cf-4ee4-b3ab-788b2eb62563Post:c6fefe05-67e8-40d6-b230-d893281ff6d7">Re: What is/was your wedding favors?</a>:
    [QUOTE]Mini donuts buffet - The "fry" them fresh in front of you and then you have a ton of toppings (cinnamon, cinna/sugar, powdered sugar, chocolate, caramel, sprinkles, glaze etc) so you can make your own.  We are going to stamp our monogram on old school donut shop bags for people to take them in. We wanted something similar to a candy bar, but with a twist :PPosted by KendallandAlbert[/QUOTE]
    Holy cow, I wouldn't need a bag because I would be eating mine on the spot.
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    bethlovesjimbethlovesjim member
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    edited December 2011
    Jars of Pickles (FI's favorite) and jars of Salsa (My favorite)
    My mother canned them, and the veggies are from her garden, so its special, and cheap!
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    bethlovesjimbethlovesjim member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_iswas-wedding-favors?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:102Discussion:e6ddd2a9-56cf-4ee4-b3ab-788b2eb62563Post:97264203-53bb-4fc0-b5bb-49b2113a0e1c">Re: What is/was your wedding favors?</a>:
    [QUOTE] "To have and to hold...and keep your beer cold"
    Posted by KendallandAlbert[/QUOTE]

    I LOVE THAT!

    FI wanted coozies... we have an entire kitchen drawer devoted to coozies, not to mention the ones in his truck "just in case"  HAHA... I said NO MORE!
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