Devoted October 2018 Ontario

Wedding favours

Emily, on 21/September/2018 at 07:31 Posted in Plan a wedding
What are people’s thougts on them? Are you doing them? If you are/did what did you do, how much did you spend?

Did anyone do a donation to a cause instead?

Just looking for ideas.


  • Emily
    Devoted October 2018 Ontario
    Emily ·
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    I think that is a great way to honour you dad and tournament FH’d dad!
  • Cassandra
    Beginner August 2020 Ontario
    Cassandra ·
    My wedding favours are basically the table decorations, I know alot of people and myself included wonder if we can take them lol so that's why I'm making my table decorations the gifts. They are small crowns that have a glass dome that goes in the middle. I'm going to be putting a tea light and some flowers in it with other things to add some height to the table.
  • K
    Expert June 2019 Ontario
    Kim ·
    We had initially decided to give edible favours but have since changed our minds and will be doing a donation in lieu of favours to our local hospice where my dad passed and princess Margaret where my partners dad had cancer treatment.
  • Benj
    Newbie November 2018 Ontario
    Benj ·

    We are getting custom printed M&Ms... our names, dates and photos - and in our wedding colours!


  • Tracy
    Devoted September 2018 Ontario
    Tracy ·
    We did donations. My husband's uncle passed away from ALS so we donated to the ALS society of Canada. As well as to the Sick Kids Foundation, I was badly burnt as a toddler and spent a few months in Sick Kids.

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  • Amanda
    Frequent user October 2019 Ontario
    Amanda ·

    Planning on putting a hersheys chocolate bar with a custom label I'm going to make explaining that in lieu of gifts we'll be donating to Princess Margaret, and with that we'd donate to Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

    Not sure how much we're going to donate, but most likely something substantially larger then we would have spent if we would have gotten favours.

  • BunnyBride
    Expert August 2020 Nova Scotia
    BunnyBride ·
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    I love that your friend is doing this for you. All the warm and fuzzies, and I think your way to thank her is super classy. If people really like her work, it will also save you a bunch of phone calls with people asking who is the artist behind the pottery :-)
  • Catherine
    Frequent user May 2020 Quebec
    Catherine ·
    Unless it's something edible, nah. Even when it's practical i am rarely a fan, it usually ends up collecting dust. My sisters and i have noticed that the weddings we attend tend to not have favors anymore, and we don't miss them. I rather have good music and excellent food that leaves me satisfied, so for my wedding i will be concentrating on that. I do like the idea of a charitable donation however instead of a favor.
  • Jamie
    Beginner July 2019 Saskatchewan
    Jamie ·
    I think for the adults, I want to do a small packet of wildflower seeds (seeds for some of the flowers in my bouquet). I will need to consult a local florist or horticulturist before I make a final decision though.
  • A
    Beginner October 2018 Ontario
    Amber ·

    The bakery that is doing our wedding cupcakes (in lieu of a traditional cake) is also making custom sugar cookies with our initials on them. There will be one on each plate when guests walk in Smiley smile Food is always a hit with favors at any wedding I have been to!

  • A
    Frequent user October 2018 Ontario
    Amanda ·
    Got these boxes they Have twine to tie around them, putting 2 lindor chocolates inside

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  • Emily
    Devoted October 2018 Ontario
    Emily ·
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    I think that’s totally reasonable!
  • Emily
    Devoted October 2018 Ontario
    Emily ·
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    We decided on something simple! We are getting stickers that day his favourite, her favourite and we are going to do get chocolate for his and candy for mine. Reasonable cost and I thought it was kinda cute.
  • Petra
    Frequent user June 2020 Ontario
    Petra ·
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    Would you midn sharing the place? Even private message.
  • E
    Expert December 2018 Ontario
    Emma ·
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    I agree so many things get left behind. That’s why I wasn’t into doing favours. I figured the candy table was good.

    But then my fiancé ordered wine glasses lol. Well I guess if a lot are left we will have a lot of new wine glasses.
  • Valérie
    VIP September 2019 Quebec
    Valérie ·

    Not in the traditional sense...

    We won't be handing our guests any homemade/handmade trinkets, as we've seen many favors get left behind at our friends' weddings.

    Instead, we'll be handing out drink tickets to our guests during cocktail hour. In addition to wine during dinner and the meal, that's enough, IMO.

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