Wedding Favors: Thanks But No Thanks


June 20, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Plastic containers are definitely the worst, as if you don’t already have a million and one bowls in your kitchen cabinet. Mostly common amongst 9jas as well, I think we should move away from giving out anything plastic. I’ve gotten a flask warmer thingy for a baby, I guess would be useful to someone who has a baby, had to pass it on to an aunt, since I don’t have a child and not planning on having one for few years. I’ve also seen slippers been giving out, great idea and may be stealing it as well, hand fans, games such as ludo and snake and ladders, believe it or not was customized with the couples picture on them. I planned my parents 25th wedding anniversary not long ago and I ordered some cufflinks with a matching tie clip to give to the men, and we gave the women geles, for the people that bought the aso ebi. Other favors we passed out were microwave covers, kitchen towels, kitchen gloves and pot mats. I am planning my wedding for september, and I’ve actually been brainstorming on unique favors to hand out.

    June 20, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    hhahhaah @ plastic containers being the worst. I see where you are coming from. It is if you already have a lot of them at home like you said and definitely common amongst our people. I’ve seen people give out towels too (not bad but please don’t over-personalize it. I definitely don’t want to be wrapping my cold body in a towel with a large portrait of people, lol). See the flask warmer was probably an attempt to do something different but they should have thought about guests coming in. Not everyone would find it useful. For favors, either get something inedible that people would find useful. All the items you gave out at your parent’s party are fabulous ideas and I hope people would read your comment and incorporate it into their events. They are definitely items that we all need and will use. Unique favors as I think you mean it would either cost you money or have to be something custom-made or handmade.

    However, other favors you can consider includes a travel manicure/pedicure grooming set, bathing soap, personalized alcoholic or non-alcoholic bottle of drinks, hand made items out of ankara like a purse or wallet, travel first aid kit, bath and body set, pashminas, photo frame with a pic of you and your husband inserted (make sure it’s removable if they choose to), and travel or duffle bags. Hopefully, this helps you as you brainstorm on unique favors.

    Congrats again and please do come back and share with us from everything to your vendors to what you eventually picked for your favors!

June 21, 2011 at 11:24 am

I definitely agree, and to anyone who is looking for a different favor to spice up their event check out my site and let me help you make your day memorable:)

Miss D
December 5, 2011 at 8:17 am

Buckets are useful in Nigeria, so folks carried that mindset back to the states and the UK!

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