Post # 1
We’re getting married at a winery/ranch with an outdoor reception. My theme is “Casual Elegance with Rustic Chic”. (Basically, anything goes.) We are having such a hard time figuring out favors. We only have about 38 days left…and I am still clueless.
What are you doing for favors? Please share what you’re doing and share a picture if you have one.
Thanks so much!
( I think I’m ready to go write a post in the emotional thread….’cause I’m near tears about this.! I think the stress is starting to kick in. Ha!)
Post # 3
My party favor doubles as a place holder.
I am going to have my engagement photos for my guest to grab or I will place them behind the name tags. It doesn’t have to be a fancy picture, just a cute picture will do.
On the pictures, I want our names, date and location on it.
Also, I think love birds salt and pepper shaker will go really well with your theme.
Hope this helps.
Post # 4
What about wildflower seed packets? Cheap, cute, and you can get them personalized. Very rustic!
If you can get them somewhere cheap (which could be tricky), jars of jelly or honey would be nice too.
Bake cookies, and put them in a clear plastic bag with a raffia tie!
If none of those ideas work, make a donation to you and your FI’s favorite charity and write your guests a note. Favors are nice, but I feel like sometimes they can be an unfortunate waste of money because people forget to take them, which is one of my bigger wedding guest pet peeves haha.
Post # 5
I’m making these, along with some help from my BM’s of course. I am putting two in each cellophane bag and tying with some ribbon!
Post # 6
Please give yourself permission to strop stressing.
There have been a couple of recent posts about favors- pros and cons.
I suggest you read those posts to see if you really want to go ahead with favors or not.
Post # 7
Maybe you could do antique bottles and fill them with your favorite wine, seal them with a cork. They would look really cute with some rustic straw-like ribbon and a tag or you could even do a sticker label.
I don’t know if you are having kids there, but you could also fill some of them with lemonade or something as a “non-alcoholic option”.
They should be really easy to find – whenever I walk into an antique store or flea market there are always sooooo many bottles for very cheap (usually like less than a dollar – I’m sure you could get some from free if you’re buying them in bulk from an antique store or flea market).
Post # 8
These wine stoppers would be perfect for your venue, plus they are easy for guests to pack home:
There are other style that are less expensive too, and ebay might have lower prices.
Post # 9
We’re going to have beeswax lip balm from a local company with custom labels. We wanted something that people would use, and Colorado is really dry so lip balm is a must. Check out your local coop to see if they have something similar then call the company.
Post # 10
What about trail mix incute bags tied with raffia?
Post # 11
I love the look of canned jams or caramel apples. Both have a very rustic chic look to them, when they are presented correctly. I thought I knew what I was doing for my favors, but that very well may have changed. I have a bad habit of searching for wedding inspiration, and because of this…I might be going a completely different route. Anyhow, here is what I was going to do. Maybe you can get some inspiration from this. Oh yeah, I was going to put peanuts in the bag, and perhaps stamp the word peanuts on the bag with cute letters. You could really put anything in the bag though.
Post # 12
Wildflower seeds can be purchased at Amererican Meadows…very cute and would be great with your theme.
Also birdseed favors (google it) are easy to make and cheap to buy.
We are doing chocolates from Dagoba. You can buy “tasting squares”…36 pieces for $26 and the flavors are delish!
Post # 13
You don’t need favours – they are stressing you out and they cost extra money!
If you are trying to find a favour that pleases EVERYONE – stop trying there is NO such thing!
There was a post a long time ago where people posted their favourite and least favourite favours and guess what – almost EVERY favour was on both lists!
Stop stressing and skip the favours all together!
Post # 14
We are making wine charms with a wine themed main charm and accent beads in our colors. We are going to tie it to a pretty tag that says thank you and our names and wedding date. We’ll put one at each place setting.
Post # 15
I WAS STRESSED TOO!
And I am doing a rustic type wedding too!
I decided on, PIE IN SHORT JAR! You can make them ahead of time, and freeze them, them pop them in the oven the day before the wedding, and put personalized stickers or cloth on top, and tie them with raffia.
I’m PSYCHED, we will do apple pie, cherry pie, and strawberry rhubarb crunch!
That’s where I found it.
Post # 16
How about jelly jar cookie mixes? Or, cute little boxes gourmet crackers (to eat with wine, perhaps?) that are already boxed and wrapped with a cute ribbon, no label?
Hey no one “expects” a favor. If it’s stressing you to the point of tears, skip it.