Post # 1
I know a lot of brides consider not having favors, but I really love DIY projects and I love favors, I think they are way cute! So I know this sounds crazy, but I have 3 different favors. Will my guests look at me like I’m nuts? They really didn’t cost that much at all because I only have 100 guests and I found some excellent sales.
- CD’s of main wedding music (music is really important to me so I wanted to share it with guests)
- tulle baggies filled with butterscotch and tied with ribbons (cheap and decorative)
- matchbooks (I needed someone to light the candles and I thought it would be easier just to have the guests light the little votives with their matches!)
Am I an overly zealous bride or is this ok?
Post # 3
i’d get rid of the matchbooks. no need for matches with your name and wedding date on them.
Post # 4
I don’t think its crazy to have more then one favor!!! I like how there is a different kind for every person!
Post # 5
I don’t think you have to many, but this is coming from a bride that is doing the following for favors:
- Madagascar Vanilla Bean Vanilla with Vodka
- Madagascar Vanilla Bean Vanilla with Rum
- Madagascar Vanilla Bean Sugar
- Victorian Crackers – these are hard to explain, so I will give you a link to my inspiration (http://www.oldenglishcrackers.com/make-your-own-crackers.htm) I am not sure what I will be filling them with yet. I have a lot of ideas though.
- Candy/Cookie Bar
I don’t think you are being over zealous at all
Post # 6
Music is really important to me (and my fiance), too, but I would probably skip the ripped CDs. I’ve heard from a lot of sources that they usually end up with lots of left-behind CDs at the end of the night, so all the time you spent making the playlist and making all those copies, cases, covers, etc. goes to waste. Anything edible is great, and I really do like your matchbook idea. (My fiance really wanted matchbooks, but my mom depends on an oxygen tank, which does not mix well with any open flame.) I think the tulle bags of candy and the matchbooks would look cute together!
Post # 7
i have five favors. 🙂
1. snowflake photo clip that will double as escort card holder
2. glass photo coaster that will have each guests’ name in it at their place setting
3. personalized beer koozies (what can we say, we love a good tailgate)
4. homemade trail mix baggies aka “reindeer food”
5. holiday music cd’s to be distributed by valet driver (winter themed wedding)
i say the more, the merrier. people love free stuff as long as it’s practical/edible! 🙂 also, it helps if you have them spread out in different parts of your venue- i.e. matches on the bar/scattered on cocktail tables. that way it doesn’t look like a ton of favors just dumped on each guest’s setting.
Post # 8
I also think it is great that you are including the matches on the tables. I just read a post today that where the venue was supposed to light all the tea lights on the tables and they didn’t. The wedding was some time ago and the bride is still upset about it.
Post # 9
I think all your wedding favors sound great and very appropriate! I would stick with all three! 🙂
and I also agree that matches on the tables for guests to light the candles are a great idea!! That will save either you the work of doing them all yourself or having to rely on and worry about any hired help doing it/forgetting to do it 🙂
Post # 10
Thanks for your replies girls! I feel a lot better about doing what I originally planned. And I really like the idea about setting them in different places in the venue.