The Great Debate: Are Favors Obsolete?

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Are you that guest who makes a beeline for the favor display? If so, I don’t blame you. What’s not to love about a couple showcasing their personalities by the way of a thoughtful gift? Well, a good number of planners argue that favors are outdated or an unnecessary gesture (especially after guests are treated to a nice dinner). I still beg to differ — but at the same time, a neglected or untouched favor display also makes me feel bad for the bride and groom.

Whether edible treats are simply the way to go or trinkets are a thing of the past, favors in general do bring up the subject of a good debate — are they a necessary gesture or simply an outdated concept? Our Knotties sounded off and left us with equally strong points on both sides.

So tell us: what’s your verdict?

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  • 04/18/12 at 05:40

    I never got a favor I used other than edible ones of course. I’m finding it wasteful in my budgeting and wedding wants. The only thing I’m loving that is part favor n part awesome memory for us as well is the photo booth. It was brought to my attention that the photo strips can be the favor which I think is perfect!

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Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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