Post # 1
I’m not necessarily planning on giving out favors, but if I were, I’d like to give these little boxes of truffles made by the scrumptious chocolate place across the street from our venue. Their just a little set of two, and they’re pretty affordable, especially since we have a small party. But, um, how would we keep greedy chocolate fiends from snatching more than one? I don’t really want to buy a dozen extra, as delicious as they might be on our honeymoon…
Hee. This is why I didn’t want to give out yummy favors in the first place!
Post # 3
They could double as the placecard. As much as I hate having to carry something around during a cocktail hour, that might solve the issue. People are less likely to steal something with someone else’s name on it??
Post # 4
Just place one at each table setting. People won’t be rude enough to snatch them from someone else’s seat. Maybe from an empty spot at an empty table, but that’s not really a big deal. I really like candy coated almods and usually grab a spare box from an extra table to munch on when they present themselves.
Post # 5
Are they already packaged into some sort of pretty box, or are you boxing them yourselves into sets of two? You could use them as your escort cards, with their name and table numbers written (prettily, of course! :)) on the top. Although if they pick them up during cocktail hour, that might be a little awkward for carrying around with drinks… in which case I second the at each place setting idea.
Post # 6
Hrmm… I’m hoping to avoid cluttering the place settings, although that would clearly be the way to do it! Jhphi, I think you’re right – I don’t want to make my guests carry anything around during the cocktail hour. And yes, they do come in a very pretty little box, complete with the local company’s logo – sort of a shameless Portland plug for all the out-of-towners.
I’d prefer to just have them arranged prettily on a table near the exit… should I just do that and suck it up if someone nabs an extra?
Post # 7
If you don’t want to go with the comments above and would rather have them near the exit, I think the best plan is to just have some extras. You’ll have people that will take more than one, you’ll also have people who don’t take any, so you may come out even.
Post # 8
If you put one at each table setting, would your guests really steal other guests favors? Lol. This would be so funny to watch. Like on a hidden camera.
Post # 9
If it were a non-perishable gift, I’d say buy extras, that way you could always return the unused ones after the wedding. But it sounds like these are perishable, packed on the day by the shop in those little boxes? It sounds like you’re just going to be stuck with buying a few extras, if you want to have enough for everyone on the night. Not everyone is going to take one, but you want to be prepared just in case…
It if were me, I’d probably buy extras just so I can have the yummy chocolate to take on my honeymoon. 🙂