Post # 1
Fiance and I have been going through ideas for favors and escort cards and would really like something that could double as both. We’re HUGE bbq fans and are having a “fancy bbq” reception. We originally wanted to make maple brown sugar bbq sauce for favors in 8oz jars. Well, most of our guests are OOT’s and we’re going to assume that not everyone is checking baggage which means that they cannot take an 8oz jar back with them on a plane.
Well, I found some cheap 3oz jars today which would be the perfect size for travel and to use as escort cards but my quesiton is this: is that too small of an amount of sauce??? We’re going to attach the recipe in case they like it and want to make some but we’re concerned that it’s not enough to really do anything with in the first place.
Post # 5
i love your idea of the bbq sauce. however, imo 3oz is not a lot of bbq sauce. my cousin had the same type of theme for his wedding and he had steak seasoning as his favours. i loved it and used it. maybe you can look at doing both sauce and seasoning for those who can’t take liquids with them.
Post # 6
@mypinkshoes: That’s a good idea! And I agree, 3 oz is kind of small for sauce. I would still probably use it, though.
Post # 7
A good rub seasoning mix would be great – and people flying would have no trouble getting that through security. Some friends gave us a small tin of bbq rub spice mix for Christmas and a little goes a long way, so the gift lasts a long time. Attach the sauce recipe and you have an extra nice favor.
Post # 8
I like the idea. 3oz isn’t a lot, but I don’t think that really matters, they’re favors, not meant to feed an army. But I agree that the seasoning packet idea might be more portable. Whatever you do, attaching the recipe is a must 🙂
Just to throw it out there: Out of Town guests can’t carry-on 8oz jars, but they can puit in checked luggage. Restrictions are so tight these days and overhead compartments so small, I almost never just carry-on anymore. If it seems like guests will be checking bags (maybe touch base with close friends from out of town and see if they’ve thought about it)…might as well just go with 8oz.
Post # 9
@mypinkshoes: Thanks 🙂 we actually orginally were going to be making both but that’s a lot of containers to pay for
@bythebook: We’re thinking about this with the idea that people are not checking baggage. We don’t want to assume they are and then have a bunch of sauce nobody can take home. A lot of friends and family rarely check baggage when flying because of bag fees.
Luckily, we have time to decide but I wanted to get some opinions from outside perspectives!
Post # 10
@MrsFeatherbottom: I know what you mean about Out of Town guests — Fiance and I are doing champagne flutes for favors (with wine charm escort that I saw on boards here!) and my main thought is that Out of Town guests won’t take them home with them. So I guess the thing is, don’t spend too much and, more importantly, make sure your favors are something that you’ll want to keep if the guests don’t take them. Fi and I would love to have an 8-pack of the flutes if people leave them, for example.
3oz is okay, but if they’re going to leave them behind then better to do either seasoning or 8oz and keep the leftovers yourselves!
Post # 11
@PinkFlemingo: That’s true! Although, lots of 8oz jars would be a lot harder to store than lots of 3oz jars hahaha