January 12th, 2013

Spambot of the day

Bot of the helpful hints:

Our Blog is made for many couples one of the most tedious aspects of planning a wedding is wrapping the wedding favors.

Ah yes, so tedious!

I had a small, intimate wedding. There were no wedding favors to wrap, because there were no wedding favors. I’m not sure I’d even heard of wedding favors at the time, although I had been a bridesmaid once and was given a little bracelet for my troubles.

But on looking up “wedding favors” now, I discover that the wedding favor is a little gift given to all the guests at a wedding as a sort of souvenir, and that it is not a new innovation, but a rather old custom. And I realize that I’ve been the recipient of wedding favors before, although not wrapped ones.

The most memorable was probably from a fancy wedding on Long Island that had lasted till about four in the morning (it had started late, too). There was valet parking, and when we got back into our car and drove home, we discovered that on the rear seat had been placed a copy of the Sunday NY Times (this was back when I had a high opinion of that paper; I still enjoy some parts of the Sunday section) and a large bag of about a dozen really good NY bagels.

Now, that was a wedding favor.

7 Responses to “Spambot of the day”

  1. IGotBupkis, Legally Defined Cyberbully in All 57 States and some Canadian provinces Says:

    }}} Now, that was a wedding favor.

    LOL, a friend of mine’s wife was in the wedding party of a very wealthy friend of hers.

    The “favor” consisted of a week for two spent at one of those Caribbean resorts where EVERYthing is already paid for — You want a drink in a coconut shell, you pretty much hold out your hand, and it’s already paid for as a part of the tab. You want to go parasailing, that’s covered, too, just make an appointment.

    Talk about favors, I think that’s pretty close to the best thing short of, “Here’s a million dollars. Have a great life.”

  2. neo-neocon Says:

    IGotBupkis: are you old enough to remember the TV show “The Millionaire“? One of my favorites when I was a kid.

  3. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    I remember “The Millionaire”.
    Didn’t they have to stay hush about the source of the money?
    Our son did wedding favors at his wedding.
    Candy, bottles of wine, CDs of the wedding reception music.
    Bit overdone.

  4. neo-neocon Says:

    Ed Bonderenka: These were the rules:

    After showing the beneficiary in a typical situation for few minutes at the beginning of the episode, Anthony would arrive, deliver the check, and have the beneficiary sign a legal statement binding him or her never to reveal the source of this million-dollar gift except to a spouse (if the recipient was single, Anthony would add, “… should you marry”), under penalty of forfeit. Once the document was signed and the thanks were given, Anthony disappeared from the beneficiary’s life forever. The remainder of the episode showed how the gift affected the beneficiary.

  5. expat Says:

    I didn’t do favors at my wedding celebration, which was held outdoors at my cousin’s beautiful farm. I (we) did , however, receive an extraordinary wedding gift. Her golden retreiver deposited a dead groundhog in the food tent a few hours before he guests arrived. Perhaps we should have given dead mice as favors.

  6. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    neo: It’d be a reality show today.

  7. waltj Says:

    My nephew did wedding favors when he got married last year. Although there was nothing traditional about most of the wedding, the sugar-coated almonds he and his bride had as favors were right out of the 1950s. Good kids, glad they got hitched up, but I could have gone for the bagels.

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