Favors

Wedding favor ideas plz!

I'm a bit overwhelmed; not sure what the proper ettiquette is for wedding favors... Do they have to edible? Or can they be something like bubbles, or idk I'm lost!

Ideas please! 
I want guests to remember this day and have it be unique but still budget friendly!
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Re: Wedding favor ideas plz!

  • Wedding favors can be anything you'd like, although anything that's not edible tends to go unused/unwanted. I'd refrain from having one just to have one - they're usually not missed, and nothing would be better than bubbles (for me, anyway).

    Take the type of wedding you're having into consideration. For instance, We're having a fall wedding & FI and I are considering doing jam or apple butter as favors because it ties in nicely with the time of year. 
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    southernbelle0915
  • We think we found ours handmade angels, we just want people to remember our wedding favor and not something you toss in a draw 
  • #1, Favors are not required.

    At the end of the day, no one wants to or will "remember" your wedding favor...unless it is a super tasty treat. If you'd really like to give a favor, think something decadent that is not necessarily expensive...chocolate/fudge covered oreos, truffles, a decorated sugar cookie...you get the idea. It's not worth it to waste money on a tulle baggie of M&Ms or Hershey's Kisses.

    No one needs more junk for their junk drawer, so coasters or koozies or candles are also unnecessarily. The angels the pp mentioned are also not something a majority of guests will want. If it doesn't match my home decor (I don't display angels in my home) I wouldn't take it.

     

    Blue_Bird
  • I had jordan almond flowers that friends help me put together. I bought jordan almonds in my wedding color. Friends helped me put them together. hey were not expensive ~$1 a piece. I didhave leftovers but I use hem instead of bows on packages. I put information on the history of jordan almonds and weddings on my menu.

  • t goes o a christamas tree or you can put it in your car so you can have a angel watch over you I do not care what you think
  • You do have to be mean you are. I am to the point but not mean

     

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    t goes o a christamas tree or you can put it in your car so you can have a angel watch over you I do not care what you think

    You do have to be mean you are. I am to the point but not mean

     

    Being honest is not being mean.

    I would not use an angel anywhere in my decor or in my car...that's just my opinion. Favors are for the guests, so you have to be considerate.  Are all of your guests Christian and celebrate Christmas or like to use Angels in their cars? Otherwise, just be prepared to have tons left behind.

    Sorry if you can't handle honesty.

    JoanE2012MairePoppysouthernbelle0915Blue_Bird
  • They are all Christian and they all celebrate Christmas  and I m an honest person you do ot hurt me. Also the people I surround myself around do not try to hurt each other I hope you have the same at your wedding if you do not get them favors buy yourself something nice now leave me alone or I report you are harassing me
  • They are all Christian and they all celebrate Christmas  and I m an honest person you do ot hurt me. Also the people I surround myself around do not try to hurt each other I hope you have the same at your wedding if you do not get them favors buy yourself something nice now leave me alone or I report you are harassing me

    You might want to look up the defintion of harrassment.


     

    staar987Blue_Bird
  • itzMS said:

    #1, Favors are not required.

    At the end of the day, no one wants to or will "remember" your wedding favor...unless it is a super tasty treat. If you'd really like to give a favor, think something decadent that is not necessarily expensive...chocolate/fudge covered oreos, truffles, a decorated sugar cookie...you get the idea. It's not worth it to waste money on a tulle baggie of M&Ms or Hershey's Kisses.

    No one needs more junk for their junk drawer, so coasters or koozies or candles are also unnecessarily. The angels the pp mentioned are also not something a majority of guests will want. If it doesn't match my home decor (I don't display angels in my home) I wouldn't take it.

     

    Completely agree. There's lots of DIY wedding favor ideas that are edible and "unique" that I think you should take a look at.
    Blue_Bird
  • STOP NOW!!!!!!!!
  • I did not ask any of you for your thoughts I will do what I want to do thank you all

     

  • Jen4948Jen4948 Houston member
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    I did not ask any of you for your thoughts I will do what I want to do thank you all

     

    By posting here, yes, you did indeed ask for our thoughts.  If you will do what you want to do, regardless of what anyone thinks, posting here was a waste of not only your time but ours.
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  • We think we found ours handmade angels, we just want people to remember our wedding favor and not something you toss in a draw 
    t goes o a christamas tree or you can put it in your car so you can have a angel watch over you I do not care what you think
    I would not use this favor. It would be something I would "toss in a drawer". 

    OP - favors are not necessary. If you really want to provide one for your guests, most people appreciate edible or useful favors. Otherwise, save your money or put it towards another perk for guests, like extending the reception for an hour, passed apps, upgraded meals, etc.
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  • chibiyuichibiyui The Boring Part of MD member
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    I probably wouldn't take an angel either. And I'm Christian. If thats what your heart is set on rainbows, go for it. Just don't take it personally when some get left behind. 

    OP, I'd say go for edible, but if nothing grabs you go for the bubbles (if you like bubbles of course) or do what PP about upgrading apps or making your reception more kick-ass. No one will miss the favors if they are well-fed and well-entertained.
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  • itzMS said:

    #1, Favors are not required.

    At the end of the day, no one wants to or will "remember" your wedding favor...unless it is a super tasty treat. If you'd really like to give a favor, think something decadent that is not necessarily expensive...chocolate/fudge covered oreos, truffles, a decorated sugar cookie...you get the idea. It's not worth it to waste money on a tulle baggie of M&Ms or Hershey's Kisses.

    No one needs more junk for their junk drawer, so coasters or koozies or candles are also unnecessarily. The angels the pp mentioned are also not something a majority of guests will want. If it doesn't match my home decor (I don't display angels in my home) I wouldn't take it.

    I completely agree with almost everything here, except I adore koozies. I come from a koozie-loving, close-knit group of friends. If it's in a can, it gets a koozie, whether it's beer or soda. And I could never have too many. We keep some in the bar, some in the car (for concerts & sporting events), and some in the tailgaiting bus. They are a necessity of life for this knottie! 
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  • Edible is always best. I love the chocolate covered Oreo suggestion. They are so good!

    Most people will leave behind home décor (coasters, frames, trees.) I would never take an angel. It would stay right there. I don't decorate with them nor do I put them on Christmas trees.

    If you choose to go the non-edible route, make sure it is something that you want to have multiples of. If you are left with a bunch of extra Oreos, awesome. If you are left with a bunch of coasters/angels/whatever, not so awesome.

     

  • My leftovers will be beautiful on my tree I pay for it I pick it

     

  • Fran1985 Fran1985 Narnia member
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    STOP NOW!!!!!!!!
    Dude this isn't even your thread. People are giving advice to the person who started this thread. 

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    ShesSoColdBlue_Bird
  • We are doing wine bottles that double as our escort cards. If they get left behind...no problem, won't go to waste here! ;)
    csuaveatlastmrsgWildMagelet
  • Blue_BirdBlue_Bird Bawlmer member
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    edited August 2013
  • I really dislike knick-knacky favors, to the point where I leave them behind.  I really don't need a "John loves Jane shotglass," a framed photo of the couple, something religious, or anything plastic.  I adore brides who pick things that are edible or can be used up promptly.  I'm a little over Jordan almonds though since I've eaten a lot of those at weddings.  Also, when M&Ms or other candy are arranged in a pattern or put in sheer sachets, I always wonder how many hands touched them, whether they're old, and get kind of ick-ed out.

    For me, the best "favor," is a great meal, either a bar with wine or wine served with dinner that I don't have to pay for, a ceremony that starts on time and doesn't last more than around a half hour, and a pleasant evening of dancing to good music.  If I get to have a fun time with these things, I won't even notice whether there's a favor to take home.  I'll be super happy.

    I love the above poster's idea about apple butter in the fall.  I could use it up in one breakfast, think pleasant thoughts of the bride as we eat it, and then throw away the container.  One wedding I attended had little splits of champagne tagged with your place card.  I was up dancing, and left at the end of the night.  When I got home, I was instantly sad I left my mini-bottle of champagne.  I also think it's creative, especially if I've traveled to the wedding, to receive a favor that is something special about the locale.  Is it bourbon country?  Maybe bourbon ball candies.  Is it maple syrup country?  I'd take a cute little bottle and enjoy it with pancakes soon after the wedding. 

    I'd probably avoid anything with religious overtones though.  Even if you think your guests are all Christian, Jewish, etc., it seems a little pushy to expect everyone to want to take a religious symbol home with them.  Crosses, Star of David, etc.  Even though I'm Catholic, I can't think of any religious-themed objects I'd take with me because it's not my thing to put up in my house, office, etc.  Especially ones that look like a child's craft project.

    At the end of the day though, it's your wedding vision.  If you love a favor idea and some of us on this board don't, pick it anyway if it makes you happy.  Just don't get your feelings hurt if something like a cross, M&Ms, etc. get left behind.
    Blue_Bird
  • I have just one more thing to say and I will not look at this ever again, in mi immediate family there are severe allergies. One PEANUT that has touched anything could KILL a neice. So please be careful with that.  
  • There are other food allergies so I will not put anybody in the hospital on my wedding day.
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    I have just one more thing to say and I will not look at this ever again, in mi immediate family there are severe allergies. One PEANUT that has touched anything could KILL a neice. So please be careful with that.  
    There are other food allergies so I will not put anybody in the hospital on my wedding day.

    Well, then it won't matter if I tell you that you had better not feed anyone anything edible. Clearly, knick-knack favors are your only option. /sarcasmfont

    Absolutely, it's important to let guests know of allergens, but it's not your responsibility to have every item allergen free.

    southernbelle0915Blue_BirdNYCMercedes
  • itzMS said:

     

    I have just one more thing to say and I will not look at this ever again, in mi immediate family there are severe allergies. One PEANUT that has touched anything could KILL a neice. So please be careful with that.  
    There are other food allergies so I will not put anybody in the hospital on my wedding day.

    Well, then it won't matter if I tell you that you had better not feed anyone anything edible. Clearly, knick-knack favors are your only option. /sarcasmfont

    Absolutely, it's important to let guests know of allergens, but it's not your responsibility to have every item allergen free.

    Awww, c'mon itzMS, all rainbows wanted you to say was that angels don't have peanuts in them, so they're the best idea ever!  :)
    Blue_BirdNYCMercedessouthernbelle0915
  • We wanted something the guests might actually use. We've got customized lip chap for the ladies and customized playing cards for the guys
  • Majelin86 said:
    We wanted something the guests might actually use. We've got customized lip chap for the ladies and customized playing cards for the guys
    What is "lip chap"? And why would I need it as a wedding favor?
    southernbelle0915Blue_Bird
  • Lip balm. I found that I was getting favours at weddings that I would never actually use (I have a ton of wine stoppers and I don't drink wine, and enough shot glasses to last me a lifetime!), so I figure every girl can use an extra tube of lip balm (vanilla flavoured) for her purse, or wherever.

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