Tuesday, June 12, 2012

To Favor or Not to Favor

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When I saw this tip on Pinterest today, it totally inspired me to write this post.  I tell my brides everyday, give them a favor, they will
  1. Eat, 
  2. ACTUALLY use,
  3. or skip them!  

Favors are a great way of giving your guests a little "thank you for attending" gift.  However, and I know this will be controversial, but I'm sure your guests would much rather you save the $3-5 you spent on their favor and put it towards your fabulous honeymoon, than give them a little token that they'll throw in a drawer, or even worse the trash and never think of it again!
Eeek I know some of you are cringing at me right now, I'm sorry, I'm being honest, please don't hate me :)

Now on to favors.

Delish Favors

Useful Wedding Favors!


Remember you can choose your favors around the theme or setting of your wedding.  
  • A wedding in Hawaii would be perfectly accented with Hawaiian Sea Salts or Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts.
  • Maple Syrup bottles would be perfect at a Vermont wedding.
  • How about Cornbread mix at a Southern wedding. 
  • Flower Seeds at a Garden wedding.  
  • Sunscreen for a Beach wedding.
  • Hot Cocoa mix at a Winter wedding
I'd love to hear from you, are you doing favors and if so, what did you choose??


  1. We didn't do favors specifically, but we did a candy bar so that kind of worked!

  2. This is so true and great advice! I'm having a photo booth where groups can get pictures taken of themselves. They then get the printout as well as a frame for their favor. Hopefully people will be able to use it in their homes, offices, or wherever!

    1. Thanks Leigh! I love the photo booth favor idea! So interactive and will provide a great memory!!