Is anyone NOT doing favours? Debating if i should bother....
I was not going to at first as they get left but my cousin is doing it as our wedding present other wise no lol
I wasn't going to until I saw the little Yankee Candles called 'Wedding Day'. That was the deal breaker for me. I have managed to do the box, the personalised 'thank you' with our names and date of wedding and the candle for £1.
I'm baking cookies x
I'm having a sweet table. With personalised bags.. Xx
I wasn’t going to but some I know is doing Lego soaps as we are having a Lego theme x
We are using our wedding cake as favours with cute little cake slice boxes.
Lucy Gillard Bryony Bennetts Jade Emilia
We donated £150 to cancer research and got thank you cards with little pins for everyone. Xx
I'm not! I have got some little bubble pots from Amazon to place on the tables cheap but will keep the children happy
We’re doing the donation to cancer research as well and getting the pins for everyone...at least if they get left then the money has gone to a good cause!
Didn't do them.... had enough to do on the run up to the wedding. Having heard from a friend how stressed out she was getting hers finished, I decided I didn't need the hassle.
We made a donation to cancer research and had thank you cards with pins. The pins we picked were snowflakes that matched our winter themed wedding! Everyone commented how thoughtful it was and it was lovely to see everyone with their pins on! Xx
We're not doing them 🙈
I will! We met through an online game and I want to make little alcoholic potion pots! Definitely won't get left behind. 😂
Not doing them. we are paying for a 4 course meal and buffet at evening for them what more do people want
I put favours for daytime and forgot to put the evening ones out, didn't think it made a difference
Going to do them but making them simple and not spending much really. Everything already costs so much.
I can help with sweetie wedding favours if you choose to go ahead.
Can work around your budget and find something suitable for you xx
I was going to but now I'm not at the end of the day no one really remembers them I've been to weddings where people don't even take them so it's just a waste of money.
I've done different ones for men and women, also different ones for night guests, they didn't cost the earth and I think its a nice touch to the tables x
I just went to a wedding two weeks ago and they didn't and I have only just noticed when I saw this post!
It was an amazing day so I would say don't bother.
We did them, I think they're a nice touch. But they're definitely not a necessity and I wouldn't miss them as a guest ️
Nope not bothering... Sent out a fridge magnet with invites that has wedding details on, so feel we have already given ours out.. Will be thanking every1 for attending during speaches & have arranged a surprise for begining of the reception too...
We did bubbles and novelty face masks and kids pack for children. Not really a favour but had a sweet table out after with cupcakes to help themselves to after the breakfast came out with the buffet
Having autumn-themed biscuits for ours with an autumn-themed sweet table in the evening... suspect sweets will be appreciated more tho x
We aren't. It's an American tradition and seems pointless. We are already paying for food, drink and entertainment so in my eyes tough sh#t!
No, I'd rather spend the money on being able to invite more people.. Like people have said on here, they often just get left on the tables, save the hassle and money. We're also not having buttonholes - they're a nuisance to pin on, fall off, fall upside down - just unnecessary expense I feel. Also not bothering with a guest book. The guys don't write in them, they get their partners to and what do you write, 'it's been lovely, thanks for inviting us, best wishes for the future' blah blah. Don't people write this in their cards anyway. I hate writing in guest books! Possibly not having chair covers if the chairs aren't bad. All these things that add up, not just money, stress. Does anyone really notice them? The only special thing we're having is a piper to play in front of us walking from the chapel to the venue (we're having an exclusive package at The Mill Forge, Gretna) x
We are not going to have them and decided to use the money for a sweet table for everyone to enjoy instead!! x
We’re not. We have little personalised wooden hearts as table confetti that people can take if they want, as well as personalised Love Heart sweets on a sweet bar. Most of the time favours end up being left behind anyway, and our venue are quite strict on what you can’t have so we struggling to think of something that would work.
We had a donut tower. I decided that could double as favours!
We're not bothering. We're paying for everything else already including a sweet cart!
I'm not bothering 🙂
Same opinion as you, a waste of time really, they get left behind most of the time. I ended up doing Hotel Chocolat chocolates in little gift boxes with name tags which doubled up as place settings. We had a photo booth and sweet table too, everyone seemed to love the photo booth best.
We didn't do favours put the money towards something else
I am, but only because i love making things. 😍😍
I didn’t bother, no one noticed
Not sure yet
We've decided to do the Cancer Research favours...that way if anyone doesn't take them, at least it's not money wasted x
We had a sweet cart with personalised bags so these become our favours
I'm doing them, but only a little bag with a few sweets in, and a tag attached that says thank you from Mr and Mrs Wilcox, and our wedding date on it. I've done it cheaply, all ordered off amazon and eBay. Xx
Marie Curie Cancer have lovely wedding favours, I used them for my favours. https://shop.mariecurie.org.uk/wedding-favours
I’m doing a favour table with a selection of things for people to choose from! I do worry that they will be left but then I’m also going to go around and make people take them!! 🤣
I didn’t bother, you’re spending loads already on booze and food for them, besides most people leave them on the table.x
These are mine...
useful and definately won’t get left 🤣🤣🤣
Waste of money. I work in weddings and unless you are happy to take them all home don’t get them. Not many people take them home. Better off with a sweet station or ice creams for everyone if you want to do something for them.
Thinking of doing Charity favours personally. Nice idea and not going to go to waste then :) Lots of charities do them Dogstrust, Macmillan, Cancer Research, Guide Dogs, Scope etc x
Sammy Jade Ware
We are just doing bubbles and jelly beans
Making my own! ☺️
Me. Im doing a sweet stall instead.
I'm not feeling wedding favours, think we will donate to The Younique Foundation. I went to a wedding recently and there was bags of half eaten sweets everywhere. This put me off.
I didn't x
Although my wedding cake was single wedding cakes so people could take them x
We’ve also donated to charity instead, St. Peter hospice and stroke association. But we have an amazing family member who is into crafting and she has made us favour boxes to put pins in ☺️
We donated the money we would have spent on favours to Cancer Research. They do lovely pins and personalised cards for the table, it was nice to have pictures of our guests wearing the pins throughout the day https://shop.cancerresearchuk.org/products/wedding-favours
Lisa Hussain xx
We didn’t give favours as such, we made a donation to cancer research and got a little card and pin badge for each guest.
We’re doing 2 mini packs of love hearts per person plus there is spare and the wrappers are personalised. It’s only cost us £35!
Ive got sweet boxes for children and jager minitures for adults had special stickers made for them xx
We are having key rings with our photo booth, so people can take them to the photo booth and the make them into key rings with their favourite picture of the night, hopefully these won’t get left behind! X
We did an open the box competition. We had an old box with an antique key to open it and put a voucher for the bar inside. Each guest then had an antique key with a tag attached and could try to unlock the box over the course of the evening. The tags also doubled up as our guest book as they were asked to write the 'key to a happy marriage'. The winner was pleased and the guests seemed to enjoy and lots took the keys home as keepsakes or made necklaces from them. It didn't cost much either and was entertaining!
Me! Tbf though were not having a sit down meal so no need!
I'm doing Kitkats and have made my own covers on Word... just says Take a break on us... etc
We got sweet jars from Aldi and just filled them with sweets and let people help themselves, people loved it!! Got so many complements!
Our place card holders will be doubling as our favours.
We're doing a soundtrack of our wedding songs...cheaper option and sentimental
I was wondering about favours myself. Thought edible things would be best but I didn't know these charity ones existed! Got to have a look now!