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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 :-)
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.
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.
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 Food is always a hit with favors at any wedding I have been to!
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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.