Cupcake Crazy: Wedding Favor Cupcake Giveaway

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*THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

The cupcake craze is far from over. Cupcake crawls  are still popping up from coast to coast. And they’re still all the rage at weddings.

Why? They’re delicious. They’re pretty. They don’t require utensils. They’re economical.  Which makes them a perfect alternative to wedding cakes – and ideal for wedding and shower favors!

I love consumable wedding favors, so when Tawnya from Gourmet Gift Company in California offered up a $100 gift certificate towards her gourmet custom label cupcake mix wedding/shower favors as a contest prize for my readers, I was delighted!

These are not your typical out-of-the-box cupcakes! (Read a review over here ). The mixes are handmade is small batches with wholesome ingredients.  They are all-natural with no artificial flavors or preservatives.  Your guests simply add fresh ingredients from their kitchen and bake. Each box makes a dozen cupcakes. What a sweet reminder of your wedding day!

wedding favor cupcake mix Each mix comes complete with your choice of a white gloss or natural-colored box and your choice of custom personalized label.

For your chance to win a $100 gift certificate towards Gourmet Gift Company’s custom label cupcake mix wedding/shower favors, simply leave your answer to the following question in the comment section beneath this post:

What was the wedding favor that you received at the last wedding you attended? What made it a good (or not-so-good) wedding favor?

Deadline is 11:59 PM Eastern Time April 20, 2009. The winner will be chosen by the random number generator and posted April 22. The winner will be contacted by email. Contest is open to residents of the U.S and Canada only.

Good luck. I look forward to your responses!

First Photo: Chocolate cupcakes, Gourmet Gift Company

Second Photo: Gourmet Gift Company’s custom label cupcake mix wedding/shower favors in white box

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  1. Posted by Brittany on March 30th, 2009 at 12:20pm

    I actually don't remember what the favor was at the last wedding I attended! I think it was some sort of chocolate, but I can't remember details. I guess that shows that it wasn't the most memorable of favors...
  2. Posted by Sara Jane on March 30th, 2009 at 12:50pm

    Our friends Marlene + Jocelyn got "illegally gay married in the woods" this past winter. Jocelyn stayed up the night before the wedding making hundreds of teeny tiny cookies and filled small glass jars with them. They were at everyone's place setting and most everyone ate all of their delicious cookies before dinner was even served. We now use the empty glass jar to hold sugar, sweet + low, etc packets. I give this favor a double thumbs up.
  3. Posted by Amanda on March 30th, 2009 at 12:53pm

    Last wedding favor I received was a very small picture frame (the placecards were inside) which turned out well. I put a small pic from the wedding in it and it doesn't take up much space on the shelf.

    I would prefer consumable favors though. We all have too much stuff already.
  4. Posted by Jess on March 30th, 2009 at 2:39pm

    The favors at the last wedding I attended were heart shaped sugar cookies which turned out to be a great snack at the end of the night. I think most people ate theirs before they even left the reception!
  5. Posted by merium on March 30th, 2009 at 2:51pm

    The last wedding I attended was many years ago~no favors were given! It was a small wedding, family and close friends, good conversation and food, no one missed them...
  6. Posted by Katie on March 30th, 2009 at 4:35pm

    Cupcakes are among the best foods in the world. :) I could eat one every day and never tire of them!
  7. Posted by Rachel F. on March 31st, 2009 at 12:24am

    What a fun giveaway! My last wedding favor I received was a small tree sprig in a cute ceramic pot that could be planted to "grow the love". Thanks!
  8. Posted by Christina on March 31st, 2009 at 11:14am

    This comment ended up under the wrong post so I am posting it here for Melissa:

    Melissa writes:

    "The last wedding I went to gave out cd’s with the couple’s favorite love songs on it. I hate to say it, but the cd never made it into my home, regardless of my cd player. It’s not the first cd favor I’ve gotten and I’ve never listened to any of them, I think it’s a huge waste. Although the songs surely mean something to the couple, they don’t to the guests. I definitely prefer consumable favors…especially delicious ones!"
  9. Posted by Karen on March 31st, 2009 at 1:42pm

    The favors at the last wedding I went to were little white boxes with two delicious doughnuts in each box from a local bakery. The lid of the box had a little label that matched the rest of the wedding stationary and had a little poem about it being a ring for the guests or something like that. It was a wonderful favor because it gave us something quick and delicious to have for breakfast the next morning!
  10. Posted by Jessica on April 1st, 2009 at 10:01am

    The last favor I received at a wedding was photo coasters, which actually was a nice one because I use them and put my own photos in them. I would LOVE to give away cupcakes as favors, as everyone knows my fiance and I love to try cupcakes wherever we go!
  11. Posted by Serenthia on April 1st, 2009 at 10:31am

    The last wedding I attended, matches were given out as favors! The kids can't play with them and the adults just stash them away somewhere until they come across them 5 years later. They are a complete waste of money. Cupcakes are awesome, because they are edible...and everyone loves something to eat and the guests will totally love them!!!
  12. Posted by Abbie on April 1st, 2009 at 10:39am

    The last wedding I went to mini-champagnes were given out as favors. It was a cute idea, but I didn't even end up with one. I saw one guest take 6!
  13. Posted by Anita on April 1st, 2009 at 11:19am

    At the last wedding I went to, the favors were German chocolate. Even though the wedding was in the US, the bride and groom both live in Germany and wanted to bring back a piece of his culture for us to celebrate! I thought it was a great favor because it was so personal (and made a great midnight snack!).
  14. Posted by Courtney F on April 1st, 2009 at 11:29am

    I believe it was a pen (the kind you get in a 10 pack for a buck)??? Not really the best favor (in my opinion) but could have been useful had I not left it on the table! I would really prefer something edible - I have a sweet tooth so anything w/ a bit of sugar is definitely the way to my heart!

    Great Giveaway!!
  15. Posted by Angelica on April 1st, 2009 at 1:43pm

    The last wedding I attended was for my cousin. The wedding was very nice, the arrangements were beautiful but not the favors. They gave away tiny plastic basket with almonds. I know it cost them money and time for putting it together but being so creative she is, I suspected something different. I did take the favor home but within a couple months the favor went straight to the trash
    :(
  16. Posted by Karen on April 1st, 2009 at 5:06pm

    The last wedding I attended had gold foil wrapped chocolates as favors, which was ok, but I didn't love it. I feel like a favor should reflect the personality of the couple, as opposed to being generic. Otherwise, it's just a waste of money.
  17. Posted by Michelle on April 1st, 2009 at 5:24pm

    The last favor I received was an ice cream scoop. It was great because it is a favor that was high quality and I still actually use it. The only issue was the couple gave only one per couple, not one per person, which caused minor confusion between among the guests. However, this is one of my favorite favors yet!
  18. Posted by leni on April 1st, 2009 at 6:49pm

    I went to a wedding last week that gave out hershey kisses as a wedding favor. Although I love chocolate, it seemed a little generic and took away from the specialness of it!
  19. Posted by Kristina on April 1st, 2009 at 8:34pm

    The last wedding I went had a photobooth as a favor. Each of us got to go in there with our guest or friends and take a photo strip come. I thought it was a great idea!
  20. Posted by Megan on April 1st, 2009 at 8:58pm

    I honestly don't remember what the last favor I got was! Clearly it wasn't that exciting. I think I would remember cupcakes though!
  21. Posted by kristelh on April 1st, 2009 at 10:56pm

    The last favor I got was a candle. It was nice because it was something we could actually use, but it didn't seem very personal.
  22. Posted by Julie Choi on April 2nd, 2009 at 2:05am

    The last favor I received from a wedding is a cute box with a lid with a personalized label and satin bow. Inside the box were white candied almonds. Very typical favor seen at many weddings with tasteless candy.
  23. Posted by Patty on April 2nd, 2009 at 4:29am

    I received Hershey Kisses wrapped in tulle with a ribbon to tie it close. The ribbon turned out to be a bookmark with beads and a heart-shaped label with the couple's name on it. I thought the favor was great because it was edible, practical, and a lovely reminder of the day. However, since they left the favors out in the sun, the chocolates were melted :(.
  24. Posted by Brandi on April 2nd, 2009 at 9:00am

    The last favor that I received was a little tin bucket full of white chocolate shaped chickens (country themed wedding). It was really cute and I still have them!

    Brandi
    cheri_e@hotmail.com
  25. Posted by Tara Noble on April 2nd, 2009 at 12:49pm

    The last wedding I attended was a wedding of my fiance's high school friend last fall. There were two "favors," I believe. The first was a wallet-sized picture of the couple cleverly displayed on the inside of the placecards (4 slits were made in the corners of a folded over decorative piece of cardstock to hold the picture on the inside), and each guest was also given a small baggie of fall-colored mints. Favors are always nice but the real favor is getting to meet and mingle with familiar and unfamiliar people and share such a special event with someone. It'd be awfully "sweet" to win some cupcakes, though!!! :-P
  26. Posted by Meredith on April 2nd, 2009 at 1:18pm

    The last favor I received at a wedding was a magnet that the couple had made in the shape of a heart with their initials and wedding date etched in. I liked it because - you can always use a new cute magnet and it was so them to do such a craft! MMMMM cupcakes!
  27. Posted by Alli on April 2nd, 2009 at 10:45pm

    This is a fantastic idea!

    At the last wedding I attended we received tiny saplings to be taken home and planted. It was a cute idea, but unfortunately my tree didn't make it!
  28. Posted by Courtenay on April 3rd, 2009 at 7:24am

    Okay, let's be honest...who really wants a picture frame or a bell or a CD of someone else's favorite songs? Next point, who doesn't like a tasty treat? At the last wedding I went to, they gave truffles from a shop in their home "college" town which they get stars for the thought, however, I am not into white chocolate (I mean where is the chocolate;-)) so, I take away a few stars for that.
    Now, on to why cupcakes are the perfect giveaway and favor idea for this girl! We recently had a "cupcake war" in our paper (Washington Post.) It ran for 8 weeks total and compared several of the cupcakeries in the area. After each weekly competitive ranking came out, I would travel to the establishments, pick up 1/2 dozen, and the fiance and I would rank them on our own. We needed to find a place that we loved who could make cupcakes for our summer wedding, and I heart cupcakes more than any other dessert. What's not to love in your own delicious, moist, just for you dessert?
    Anyway, cupcakes rock! This giveaway rocks! Thanks:-)
  29. Posted by Rachel on April 3rd, 2009 at 7:49am

    At the last wedding I was at the Bride and Groom made donations to charity, which I liked. I find favours to be rather useless, I never really want to keep them, so I was glad they used it for something important. I plan to do the same at my wedding as well.
  30. Posted by Katie on April 3rd, 2009 at 8:02am

    I actually think the last favor I had was a cupcake!! I've had the candy buffet favors as well, I do love the edible favors!
  31. Posted by rachel a on April 3rd, 2009 at 8:58am

    I was actually going to say *exactly* the same thing the rachel above said, which I think is just a very weird coinkydink.
  32. Posted by lisa liang on April 3rd, 2009 at 8:59am

    The last favor I got was a picture frame that held my escort card. I left it behind at the end of the night.
  33. Posted by Emily Ann on April 3rd, 2009 at 9:34am

    I can't really describe it well, but my my best friend has these trees in front of her house that have cones that look just like little wooden roses. We've been picking them up since we were kids. She attached ribbons to them and gave them out as Christmas ornaments at her wedding. Maybe not everyone loved them, but they were super-sentimental to a lot of us!
  34. Posted by Samantha Geen on April 3rd, 2009 at 9:39am

    At the last wedding I attended, the bride made hand made truffles that were kept in bags that she designed on her own. The truffles were divine and the bag made it an even more personal touch, knowing that she had put so much time and effort into a gift to her guests. Edible favors are the best and she pulled it off fantastically.
  35. Posted by Christie on April 3rd, 2009 at 9:39am

    I went to a destination wedding in Mexico and received a coaster set with a tropical scene on them. At first I thought I wouldn't use them but I actually use them all the time!
  36. Posted by Lisa W. on April 3rd, 2009 at 10:13am

    The last wedding favor I received was a cute silver gift box which doubles as a Christmas ornament (the wedding was held the Sat. after Christmas). The boxes were filled with little chocolates. It was a good favor because it was functional and had an edible component.
  37. Posted by Danielle on April 3rd, 2009 at 10:30am

    The favor at the last wedding I went to was a shot glass... just a white shot glass, nothing on it. It was a little bizarre because it felt a little impersonal and a little like I was at a frat party. I didn't even take it with me (I have plenty of shot glasses at home!)
  38. Posted by Lindsey Elisabeth on April 3rd, 2009 at 10:31am

    The last wedding I went to omitted giving out favors and instead surprised everyone at the end of the night when servers came out of the kitchen carrying silver trays of warm gooey cookies and little crystal goblets of milk. It was adorable and the perfect way to end the evening. I love how elegantly the simple dessert was served.
  39. Posted by Emerald on April 3rd, 2009 at 10:32am

    The last two weddings I've been to haven't had favors at all. This is actually the way were planning on going (unless we win an amazing contest!). The wedding before that we received pint jars of teriyaki sauce, made from a secret family recipe passed down through the bride's family. She decorated the jars with vintage Japanese fabric and craft paper thank you gift tags. They were a hit and so cute! The sauce was great and we used it up within a week.
  40. Posted by MidwestElle on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:07am

    The last wedding favor I received was a big cookie with the couple's initials on it. The reception left me full, so I took the cookie home. The cookie sat in a jar on my counter for a while, because it was too pretty to eat, but one evening a very pregnant friend came to visit and she kept eyeing the cookie!

    She said it was delicious. ;)
  41. Posted by Heather Mattice on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:42am

    The past several weddings I've attended have not had favors at all. Some may think that's lame, but I don't mind at all! I'm with the commenter above in that I probably won't have favors either unless I win an amazing contest. :)
  42. Posted by Kate on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:05pm

    I got a mix CD--it was perfect! i learned about a lot of great new songs!
  43. Posted by Lauren on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:21pm

    The last wedding I attended, the favors were M&Ms. I loved this, and am considering the same favor for my own wedding. Honestly, who doesn't like M&Ms? They are delicious, simple, and not too expensive! Plus, I love edible favors because a lot of other favors go to waste and are never used again.
  44. Posted by SBH on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:35pm

    The last wedding I attended had the best favors of any wedding I've ever been to. Not only were the menus made of chocolate (as a favor), but there were pashminas on the back of every lady's chair, orchids to put in your hair or label, flip flops for dancing, a lucky silver dollar for each guest, and warm fresh donuts and milk on the way out the door. I was completely in awe...not to mention incredibly inspired!! I've got a lot to live up to...these cupcake mixes would be such a smash hit!!
  45. Posted by Christy on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:51pm

    Last wedding was in July and the bride's sister made an assortment of truffles and gummy hearts. They were all individually packaged in boxes with ribbons matching their wedding colors. It was such a personal touch and the bride thanked her sister while pointing out each item to the guests and how excited she was about it. I think I liked them more after hearing about them too :)
  46. Posted by kaitlyn on April 3rd, 2009 at 1:09pm

    the last favor i recieved was a silver bookmark. it was beautiful but i don't have it anymore... i think edible favors are they way to go- you know people will enjoy them and it isn't one more thing to have in your home.
  47. Posted by Lauren on April 3rd, 2009 at 1:53pm

    I don't really remember the last favor I got at a wedding. My fiance and I don't live together and he ended up with it at the end of the night...I believe it may have been those heart shaped measuring spoons?
  48. Posted by Laurel on April 3rd, 2009 at 2:08pm

    The last wedding I went to was my brother's. They didn't give away favors, but instead helped me pay for my plane ticket so I could come to the wedding. I thought it was a great favor because the most important thing to me was that I be there for their special day.
  49. Posted by melissa on April 3rd, 2009 at 2:28pm

    The last wedding I attended was a Hindu wedding. Our favors were little bags of fennel seed and sugar, and little sparkly sticker-dots. We got them right after a huge Indian dinner, so it was pretty much perfect to cleanse the palate and get rid of Indian food breath. ;)
  50. Posted by Kirsten on April 3rd, 2009 at 2:36pm

    The last wedding I attended had custom shot glasses filled with custom m&m's. The candy was nice on the drive home, the shot glass sits in a stack of unused shot glasses in my cupboard. The favor was good enough to remember but could have been better.
  51. Posted by Rebekah on April 3rd, 2009 at 3:34pm

    At the last wedding I attended, each guest received a small basket filled with hot chocolate mix and small candies. What made the gift so special was that each basket was handmade by either the bride or her mother, and initialed on the bottom. Truly a one-of-a-kind gift!
  52. Posted by JD on April 3rd, 2009 at 3:39pm

    I haven't been to too many weddings yet, so I'll use a favor that my cousin got from a wedding she went to. The couple's wedding colors were yellow and black. They had hearts cut out of recycled paper that had wildflower seeds in it. On it they printed a short thank you, their names and the date. Then they tied a little black bow at the top and ta da! a cute little favor that won't sit on their guest's shelves and collect dust!
  53. Posted by Joan on April 3rd, 2009 at 4:40pm

    The last favor I received was a bud vase with a fresh gerbera daisy inside. My placecard was tied to the throat of the vase and when everyone put their favors on the tables it added impact to the centerpieces.
  54. Posted by Katie Mac on April 3rd, 2009 at 4:55pm

    I think I received a picture frame-- thoughtful, but not very memorable. I think at my wedding I'd like to do something with a little more pizazz and personality-- like cupcakes!!
  55. Posted by MK on April 3rd, 2009 at 7:10pm

    Most of the weddings I have been to recently nixed the favors and instead provided a note stating that a donation has been made to a charity the guest's name. These are nice in that most people don't need another small item cluttering up their house.

    The last physical favor I received was a small tin of mints with the word "love" printed on the top. They were actually useful because the tin was small enough that I could put it in my purse and the mints tasted good!
  56. Posted by Amy on April 3rd, 2009 at 9:56pm

    Well, I've only been to a couple weddings but have never recieved a wedding favor. I think it's just a nice touch though, something nice to say thank you for sharing our wedding day with us. I am a baker (sweets, not bread) and was hopeing to do something food related as the favor for my wedding. I don't want to do something that people would just throw after a few years of cluttering a shelf. The cupcakes are such a sweet idea! Love them!
  57. Posted by Natalie on April 3rd, 2009 at 10:14pm

    I think the last favor I got was a bottle of bubbles ... blah! This is way over used, and it's not personal. I love something with a personal touch, and anything diy!
  58. Posted by Mireya on April 3rd, 2009 at 10:37pm

    The last favor I received at a wedding was a bag of Jelly Bellys. They were delicious and didn't make it home!
  59. Posted by Jill on April 4th, 2009 at 8:32am

    The last wedding favor I received was a bag of candy from a candy bar. Fun, but the candy was picked for color and not for taste--everything was semi-stale and the flavors were horrific together! I would be THRILLED if anyone ever gave out cupcakes!!
  60. Posted by Chickadee on April 4th, 2009 at 12:52pm

    I received a small, rustic, handmade vase that was used as a centerpiece to hold flowers at the wedding. So great - I still use it all the time!
  61. Posted by francine on April 4th, 2009 at 1:32pm

    I got chocolates which were yummy, but nothing special. The wedding before that we got coasters. BORING. Not fun like cupcakes -- I just got an ice cream shaped cupcake pan. I love baking. This is a super cute idea.
  62. Posted by Eve on April 5th, 2009 at 2:56am

    The theme was cookies, so we got some measuring spoons in the shape of hearts. They had metric measurements, which is great when I'm using a German recipe and don't want to convert to imperial.
  63. Posted by Maddie on April 5th, 2009 at 10:01am

    They were little Chinese takeout containers with a few chocolates in them. They chocolates were good but that was about it.
  64. Posted by Sarah on April 5th, 2009 at 10:34am

    The last few weddings I went to did not have favors. But the last favor I remember getting was a candle, which was useful for a time, but nothing special. Cupcakes are an awesome idea! Love it!
  65. Posted by Megan on April 5th, 2009 at 7:25pm

    The last wedding I went to was very small and didn't have favors, however, after the wedding the bride sent each guest a framed group photo that was taken at the wedding along with a thank you note. Very sweet gesture.
  66. Posted by Tyffanie on April 5th, 2009 at 10:24pm

    The last wedding I went to was oh so long ago and I distinctly remember that the bubbles were the favor.

    These cupcakes look amazing!
  67. Posted by teresa on April 5th, 2009 at 11:24pm

    last weekend i made the trek to dallas to attend my cousin's wedding. it was one of those weddings where the bride's father spared absolutely no expense. innitially the favor was going to be a printed card at the place setting that informed each guest of a donation that had been made in their name to the ovarian cancer research fund (the bride's mother had died of ovarian cancer). i thought that this was a charming and very touching idea and was really excited about the way they had brought her mother into the wedding. the only problem was, that at the last minute the dad decided he wanted more favors and went out and bought each guest a tiny boxed wisk that was labeled "wisked away by love," a plastic "glass" slipper, a tiny silver-toned plastic picture frame, a boxed truffle, and a plastic "diamond." while it was the most crowded place setting i've ever eaten at, it was also very touching to see a father to was so excited about his little girl's wedding - though, i think i would have stuck with just the donation and the truffle!
  68. Posted by Karen on April 5th, 2009 at 11:59pm

    One of the last weddings I attended was located at a house on the river in Savannah, GA. The "favors" included a professional photographer set-up where couples pictures were taken with the river as the backdrop. Prior to departure, the digital photos were printed and placed into a nice 5x7" silver frame. I thought this was a superb idea since it's always nice to have a picture of you and your mate all dressed up, and the picture itself served as a reminder of their wedding without the need to write their name/date on the frame. I thought this plan was very well thoughtful and also very well executed.
  69. Posted by Susan on April 6th, 2009 at 9:39am

    I received a candied apple covered in Jolly Ranchers - it was less than appetizing. Unless you have a fab favor - nix it ladies! Make it yummy like the cupcakes above!
  70. Posted by Julia on April 6th, 2009 at 11:49pm

    There were no favors at the last wedding i went to.
  71. Posted by Colleen on April 7th, 2009 at 12:26pm

    My fiance and I want to give something small and pair it with a donation to Susan Komen in honor of our family members who have fought cancer. I think it'll just be adorable to pair it with a little treat for guests to take home. This cupcake kit seems so easy to do. Thanks for the wonderful suggestion.
  72. Posted by jasmine on April 7th, 2009 at 9:24pm

    lindt truffles. they were tasty, but not very exciting. the cupcake kit would be lovely!
  73. Posted by Aundrea on April 8th, 2009 at 6:39pm

    The last wedding I went to the favors were Thank You postcards, so I guess they were killing 2 birds with one stone. Unfortunately, the postcard was not edible! Oh well you can't always have your cake and eat it too, or favor that is!
  74. Posted by Ashley on April 9th, 2009 at 10:45am

    They had garnet and gold (our football teams colors) M&Ms in a "Love" tin. They were pretty tasty.

    They also had gold plastic chairs with tealight candles in them. I didn't take one of those. What the heck would I use it for.
  75. Posted by Tess on April 10th, 2009 at 9:31am

    The last wedding favor I received was a picture frame that had my place card in it. It was OK, but I like something sweet more. :)
  76. Posted by Missalisa on April 10th, 2009 at 10:26am

    I received a homemade pumpkin bunt cake packaged in cellophane with some ribbon. I thought it was excellent since it went with the Fall theme and made for the perfect midnight snack at the hotel. Food is always a winner in my book!
  77. Posted by Heather on April 11th, 2009 at 2:57am

    Wine stoppers...I actually got two of them at two different weddings and we use them at least once a week!
  78. Posted by Bethany on April 12th, 2009 at 10:27pm

    At the last wedding I attended, guests were given football shaped clappers that were emblazoned with the logo of the groom's favorite football team - the Alabama Crimson tide. We were instructed to clap them as the bride and groom made their big exit. In a state where football rivalries reign supreme, it was a risky choice. The kids made use of the clippers for HOURS, and for non-fans, the favor was a dud. :) Could have DEFINITELY been worse, however.

    Thanks for posting this AWESOME giveaway!
  79. Posted by Lea on April 14th, 2009 at 5:04pm

    The last wedding that I attended had 2 favors. The first was that our escort cards were tied to little saplings for us to bring home and plant. It was a cute idea, but my fiance and I live in an apartment, so we either have to dig them up later or leave them behind. Also, it was a bit awkward to carry little trees around for the rest of the night... they would have been better left to give out on the way out. The second favor was a giant, and I do mean GIANT gummy bear at each guest's setting. I thought it was a bit tacky, especially since they had this beautiful fall-themed decor. It just didn't fit. I guess the bride or groom really loves gummy bears, but neither my fiance nor I knew that before. Even if you like gummy bears, there is no way you would have eaten this thing... it was like 2 lbs and at least 3,000 calories. The night ended w/ the groom and other men (my fiance included) attempting to see if the gummy bears would light on fire out in the parking lot. I would not suggest this as a wedding favor. Also, there were tons left over at the brunch the next morning... I guess I wasn't the only one who decided to forgo the 3,000 calorie gummy bear!
  80. Posted by melissa on April 14th, 2009 at 10:52pm

    The last wedding I went to took place in San Francisco, where the groom was born and raised. Some people ended up taking the table decorations home (picture frames with the bride and/or groom & table guests throughout the years). Everyone received a small gold organza bag with 2 Ferro Roche and a stamped penny from those machines around the city. It was a cute gift that was a lot more personal with the stamped SF penny. The bride and groom told us later, they had to get a lot of coins and run around the city to get all the pennies for their favors.
  81. Posted by Ana on April 15th, 2009 at 3:36pm

    M&M's with the couple's name. One thinks that they are a great and affordable gift, but after receiving these at every single wedding, the novelty quickly dies down. If its going to be M&M's at least make it peanut M&Ms!!
  82. Posted by spamgirl on April 16th, 2009 at 4:32pm

    The last wedding favour I received was a "take out" box of bath confetti. It was nice for me, but I don't think the men were big on it.
  83. Posted by Zarah on April 20th, 2009 at 10:05am

    The last wedding I attending at little boxes with Hershey Kisses in them. I think a wedding favor should include something the guests can take home with them to remember the bride and groom's special day, even if it's just a candy wrapper with their names on it. I wish they would have had something for us to take home to remember their special day.
  84. Posted by Peggy Gorman on April 21st, 2009 at 12:19pm

    The last favor I received at a wedding was a bottle of bubbles. Different and I would rather have food,almonds or M&M's is nice but cupcakes and brownies would be awesome!!
  85. Posted by joey on April 13th, 2010 at 10:31am

    the last two wedding favors i have gotten are chocolates! although yummy I think I'd rather give my atendees something they can make and eat when they want! like cupcake mix!
  86. Posted by Sarah on November 13th, 2010 at 2:59pm

    At the last wedding I went to, we were given jars of homemade jam that the bride's mom made. They were a great gift! I like gifts that are edible for sure. Anything else usually gets thrown away.
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