(Closed) chinese wedding favors

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Well, you could do chop sticks, but at the same time, if half your wedding guests are Chinese, they probably already have more chop sticks than you know. 

Don’t do the red envelope thing unless you’re giving out money.  That’s what their for and if that’s not what you’re putting in there, the elders may find it distasteful.

Is your wedding chinese THEMED or is it just a chinese wedding?  There’s a big difference, I feel.  Are you having red+gold as your colors and you’re wearing a cheongsam and you’ve got like dragons  (or rabbits this year!) hanging from the ceilling?  Or are you just having a traditional chinese wedding and banquet? 

If you’re having a chinese THEMED wedding, then try something maybe zodiac-y or fortune-cookie-y.  Those are stereotypically asian, but would fit in with your theme.

If you’re having a chinese wedding/banquet, just find something nice that you like!  Your favors don’t have to be Chinese-y!  Make them something nice that people will keep around and use.  Asians appreciate function over anything!  πŸ˜› 

I’m Chinese and sometimes find it uncomfortable when someone is trying be Chinese when they’re not (i.e. white celebrities wearing traditional dresses at awards shows), but since you are entering a Chinese family, it will be more appropriate for you.  But still, don’t go over board.  Sometimes *I* do and say things that I think are fun and Chinese-y and my parents definitely don’t laugh or find it entertaining. 

I’m not putting you down at all, I just want you to have a beautiful wedding!  And old chinese people, especially old chinese aunties, can be really traditional and opinionated!  And you don’t want to open that can of worms.  πŸ˜› 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Mrs. Hot Cocoa gave these as favors-ordered from a company in Hong Kong-$1.25 pair

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Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Those keychains are so cute!

For all the Chinese banquet type dinner receptions I’ve gone to the favors have simply been 2 or 3 piece of some kind of candy like the lindt truffles.  That’s all I think Asians expect, I’m not sure how Americans view that for a favor.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Well, personally, 90% of the favors I’ve favors I’ve received (from Asian or American weddings) were the kitchy type wedding favors, and I don’t even know if I have them anymore.  And for goodness sake, please don’t give a paper weight!!  I have so many paper weights with someone else’s name and wedding date on it! 

And to be honest, Chinese weddings don’t have a Chinese atmosphere.  Oddly enough.  πŸ˜›  So just pick something that you want.  I love the idea of chocolates!  But I love chocolate.  I like petit fours!  πŸ˜›  Just don’t make it white or black and you’ll be all set!  

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

A nice edible favor would be double happiness chocolates.

 

 

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@julies1949, those are great!  where can i find those?

Post # 10
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258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Those are DARLING!!  Just make sure no one’s allergic to red-40.   Wink

Post # 11
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46133 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

They are made locally to me at  Marco Ropke Patisserie in Richmond, B. C

You can contact the chef at [email protected]

I am sure your local chocolatier could make them if you showed them a picture.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@ciounoi:  I’ve never seen Chinese favors given to guests…only the other way around (money).  

You could do a clothing change into traditional Chinese wedding garb partway through the reception.  I’d leap at the chance to do wear more beautiful clothes.

Ask your FMIL what she’d like to see you share with her family.

Post # 13
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494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My FI and I will give chinese favors.

We bought this:

A pair of mini shoes (keychain) that means harmony in Chinese (we only bought the shoes, excluding the transparent package bag and the name tag)

We also bought double happiness wedding box

Other option we saw but didn’t choose: (coasters)

Total cost we spent:

Shoes: $1.15 per pair (including postage)

Box: $0.29 per each (including postage)

Total cost: $1.44 per person!

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I ordered personalized fortune cookies from fancyfortunecookies.com. They were .40 each for the vanilla ones so you could package 2 per person for a favor? Or do the fancier chocolate dipped ones?

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