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Am I the only one NOT doing favors?
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    I highly doubt it.  I did them but they are most definitely not necessary and half your guests probably won't even notice.
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    No way.  We just had little candies at each setting at the tables.  Half the people left them anyway. Totally not necessary.
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    We didn't do favors either.
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    They're very much expected in my circle, so we'll have them, but from what I gather from other people on here is that they're becoming outdated in many areas..
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    Favors are a waste of money.

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    We didn't have favors.  I had to been to three other weddings within the year before ours - one didn't have favors and I didn't even notice, two had favors that we completely forgot and left behind (one was edible, one was a votive candle).  After all that, I figured it was a waste of time, money, and effort.
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    We're not doing them. In my experience, favors are either good and too expensive for us, or kind of crappy and affordable.  The exception to this has been edible favors, but we're just skipping them altogether.  I hope our guests will get enough to eat at the reception!
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    We're doing them, because they're cheap, and it's a wedding project my mom can help me with, and she's all excited.  Chocolate covered pretzels.
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    We're leaning toward no favors. We'll see we feel closer to the wedding date and how the budget looks - but if we do decide on favors, it will definitely be something edible.
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    We might do a photo booth in lieu of favors, although my FMIL was getting all excited the other day about making these die-cut favor boxes and using them as table cards, so who knows.

    I can't remember favors at any of the weddings I've been to, and I've been to several weddings. It's definitely not going to be the biggest part of your guests' day.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_favors-4?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:9Discussion:8e29c0a0-f4e5-484d-a24b-97c605c387d7Post:5459c13a-ad5e-412b-b65c-133276aad8df">Re: Favors</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Favors : ...I probably would have given each guest 5 candy-covered almonds wrapped in tulle and tied with a ribbon (it's an italian tradition to give away almonds, each one represents something like prosperity, fertility, etc.).
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    This is what I'm doing and I'm only doing it because it's tradition.
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    They're not necessary. The last wedding we went to, no favors. Instead they had a kick-@$$ vodka & caviar station, though, and I would rather have an upgraded food or cocktail station than some crappy favor.

    We're probably skipping them at our wedding, too. We'll have a martini bar instead. :-)
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    I wouldn't feel bad to skip them. Half the time people forget them and leave them there anyway. Spend your money on the necessary things!
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