Worst wedding favors

Getwed.com just came out with their list of the worst wedding favors to give your guests. The list is as follows, and I could not agree more.

Sugared Almonds: Whoever thought these were a good idea is an idiot. A third of the people at your wedding will not like almonds, 1/5 will be allergic, and your elderly uncle is likely to choke on one. Oh but they match your colors? So do Skittles.  Buy a bag of personalized M&Ms, people will appreciate it so much more and you can even put your name on them!

Personalized Memorabilia: This category can swing both ways.  Pictures frames with your names on them, wedding CDs, monogrammed key rings and  mugs with your faces on them are creepy and pretty much useless after the event.  Unless you can be clever with personalized stuff, these favors usually suck.  Some examples of good ideas are coasters (practical and nobody feels bad about not taking them home) and mini Tabasco sauce bottles (OK these are totally useless too but seeing people’s faces on them makes everyone laugh).

Sachets of potpourri: Potpourri went out with the invention of Febreeze.  The only guest at your wedding that will appreciate these is your 96 year old grandmother.  For everyone else, it’s a bag of smelly dried flowers that will overpower your food and inevitable be ripped open and spread everywhere by the ring bearer.

Cheesy wedding gifts: If you think something sentimental to only you and your fiancee is THE CUTEST THING IN THE WORLD, you probably shouldn’t give it away.

Useless favors: Well, duh.

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