Favor dilemma, opinions please!

posted 3 years ago in Favors
  • poll: What would you do?!
    Tea vials, 0.33 oz per guest, $2.25 each : (26 votes)
    63 %
    Tea bags, 1 oz per guest, $1.88 each : (9 votes)
    22 %
    NEW IDEA: give guests raw or flavored sugar in vials and tea in cellophane bags : (6 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
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    2913 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

    I like the look of the vials better. And you can drink the remaining tea yourself! Teavana mmmmm.

    Post # 4
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    1625 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @ddattilio:  The vials are way cuter, for sure! Since it’s your favorite tea, you’ll be able and want to drink it yourself right? So I personally wouldn’t count that against the cost of the favors, since it won’t really be “wasted”

    Post # 5
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    1646 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @ddattilio:  Go with the vials, and drink the rest!

    Post # 6
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    2562 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    The vials look better, IMO.

    PLUS, the organza bags will create little tea crumbs all over the place… I know I shove favors in my purse and would have tea everywhere.
    If you want to use bags, how about cellophane baggies with round stickers on them to keep them sealed? You can buy sticker paper and print your own (or get them printed on like Vistaprint or something)

    Do the vials hold .33oz, or do they SAY that’s what they hold? They may hold more or less, depending.

    OR, you can always get some additional vials and package the favors with two vials… tie them together and make up a reason like “two is better than one” or something like there’s two vials because there’s tow of you.

    OR: Send out the word to your friends that you bought too much tea and come take some; sell it on Ebay; sell it on weddingbee as favor ingredients (hey want some inexpensive tes? I got 10 pounds!); drop it off in little packages as donations to the local librarians, senior center, voulenteer EMTs, etc; make gifts for teachers; give it out to coworkers…

    Post # 7
    Hostess
    30304 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I love the vials!

    Post # 8
    Member
    810 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    The vials look better, less messy, and guests can reuse them for something after they’ve drank the tea. Take the loss and enjoy your extra tea 🙂

    Post # 9
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    279 posts
    Helper bee

    @ddattilio:  While it is cute that you are doing something so personal, are most of your guests tea drinkers? I wouldn’t own a setup that would allow me to drink that tea, heck I wouldn’t know how to make it. I love tea but I buy tea bags. If I were a guest, I probably wouldn’t take one. Just a warning 🙂

    Post # 10
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    4760 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Bag, go for quantity and it’s cheaper! People like the vials since they are prettier, but you can make the bag pretty too.  There is no way you’re gonna drink 10 pounds of tea in a reasonable time by yourself.

     

    Post # 11
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    1071 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

    Another vote for the vials, but the bags are cute too. 🙂

    Post # 13
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    234 posts
    Helper bee

    I also suggest cellophane bags. They are cheaper than organza bags, and in the case of tea, it will make for a classier presentation. They come in a variety of colours, but clear would probably work best, to showcase the tea. A beautiful bow or ribbon will make the bags pleasing to the eye.

    The main conern I have with the organza bags is that they will be messy for the guests, as the smaller pieces of the tea leaves will fall out as they are held in someones hand or put in a purse. 

    Here are some examples of cellophane bags with bows. You can buy beautiful ribbon of any width, material, texture, pattern etc. to make the bags look pretty and more fancy.

    http://livethefancylife.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/dsc_0574.jpg

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_dd3JFEgRlo4/S7AzB–KChI/AAAAAAAAA8g/6340gwbGelk/s1600/HPIM2242.JPG

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_zqBHKyJmdSg/TDo3QyzNxaI/AAAAAAAAAtQ/LFBZxbLH0Zs/s1600/crummel%2Bfavors.jpg

    http://img1.etsystatic.com/018/0/8058559/il_340x270.495244147_ogsv.jpg

    Post # 15
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    234 posts
    Helper bee

    @ddattilio:  I am glad I could help. I love tea, seeing it on display would be wonderful. That tea does sound pretty, which is odd to say about tea. haha

    Post # 16
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    1110 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @ddattilio:  Aaahh that IS a dilemma.. I LOVE the look of the vials.

    And I agree with another poster who said the bags will leave tea crumbs everywhere (and I always shove everything in my purse, so it’d get messy…). I don’t like the bags, but I DO like the idea of giving away more (all the people suggesting that you might actually be able to drink 10 pounds of tea by yourself before it goes stale clearly knows nothing of looseleaf fresh tea! 🙂 Haha)

    Other suggestions…. (you probably thought of this one..) Larger vials??? That’d be awesome!

    Or.. other containers other than bags? Maybe little tins with lids like these:

     

    Or tiny jars:

     

    Or miniature favor-sized tea tins! Here’s a link to Oriental Trading’s plain empty tins! And here’s a pic of oher cute tea tins just for an idea:

     

    Or something probably cheaper, these little odd-shaped boxes (not sure what they’re called, but they’re super cute, and they wouldn’t leave crumbs!). Doesn’t have to be clear, but I think loose tea is so pretty that clear would be awesome!

     

     

     

     

    OH OH! Check out this site, there’s TONS of options for little tins and jars and containers! 🙂

    http://weddingshop.theknot.com/favor-jars-tins-pails.aspx

     

     

    I love tea, but we did coffee for our favor, in little burlap bags (plastic bags inside burlap bags, to keep it fresh!)… I kind of wish I’d done tea AND coffee now! 🙂

     

     

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