Post # 1
Trying to decide on favors and could use some input! I know everyone on the bee loves edible favors, but I personally don’t want to do candy, chocolates, or other dessert type things (nothing against other bees doing this, but we will have a lot of dessert at our wedding). These are two ideas that have some sort of personal meaning to us.
1) In my family, we have always collected mugs from interesting places we have been. My wedding is “semi- destination” in that it is a popular American tourist destination. Many of our guests have said “they have always wanted to go there but have never been.” I have been considering getting custom mugs made that have to do with our destination (in a subtle way, so it isn’t too tourist tchotchke). So they would be personalized to our location, but NOT with our initials or anything about our wedding on it. We might put the date, so it would be more like a memento of our guests visit to this location at that time. I also would stick a couple gourmet hot cocoa packets in the mug (we have a fall wedding).
2) A spice mix in a spice jar, the recipe of which I have had and used for years. It is a bit on the hot side, and I used it all the time in college for dining hall food.
Would you like either of these? Which would you prefer?
Post # 2
happycamper8: i may be bias because our wedding favors were coffee mugs and everyone loved this because its something that can be used. A lot of weddings I have been to, I always end up losing the favor OR not eating it.
I ordered my coffee mugs from favorwarehouse.com
Our “theme” was all you need is love (yes I am a beatles fan)!
It was a white mug with two double hearts on it with “All You Need is Love” written in script underneath. And just like you, I didn’t want our initials or picture on it. I didn’t even put a wedding date on it. Hopefully our wedding made such a good impression on them that they will always remember where they got those mugs from!
Post # 3
I found a picture so you can see!happycamper8:
Post # 4
For your sanity, I would suggest getting the favor that you would not be sad to be stuck with if their are extras. If you have 10-20 coffee mugs left behind, you will have to transport them and either find a place to store them or donate them. The spice, it sounds like you would use.
If I was a guest, I would be more inclined to the spice mixture, but if I was travling, it would be unlikely for me to take either home. Either one could break in my suitcase, and I wouldn’t like to find either one broken in my suitcase.
Post # 5
happycamper8: you didn’t ask for advice, so I’m sorry that this is unsolicited. 🙂
When my husband and I travel, we always buy an ornament, or something you can hang on a tree. It’s great fun when we put the Christmas tree up, find and ornament, and say, “remember when we went to ‘X?’ Mugs and T-shirts get tossed eventually. No matter when your wedding is happening, I’d love an ornament if I were a guest. Just a thought. 🙂
PS–of the two, I voted for the mug. 🙂
Post # 6
Daizy914: Those are adorable! Thanks for sharing. Glad to hear that people really appreciated the mugs!
Misswhowedding: Thanks for the input. I’ll definitely hadn’t considered that. Perhaps if I do spice jars I’ll get the same jars I used in college, given they never broke throughout 4 years of bumping around in my backpack!
Tess63110: I could use all the advice I can get, so thanks! However, ornaments aren’t ideal because my fiance is Jewish and a lot of the guests are Jewish.
I guess at the end of the day, favors are like every other part of the wedding planning — you can’t seem to get something that everyone likes or will keep. I’m starting to think that maybe I should just put the money towards upgrading the food (say halibut instead of salmon etc.)….