Post # 1
I am having a tough time picking which wedding favor and am tempted to have more than one! As always I want to keep the costs down, and will be having around 100 people attend. Let me know what you think:
Flip flop luggage tags (I am desperately addicted to flip flops and we will have our reception near the ocean)- $2pp, have found them for around $1.50 on ebay
Pink rubber duckies (my favorite color is pink and my mom is a breast cancer survivor) $0.50 a piece (and part of proceeds go to susan g komen) then we can write our names/date on their bum or put a tag and ribbon around neck
Flip Flop cookies- I have found them at a local baker for $2.50 a cookie or I can try to make them myself– I can bake and decorate cookies just fine, just dont know if I should take this task on a few days before the big day 🙂 have also thought of maybe just doing a few dozen and having them around the flip flop bucket at the reception?
Post # 3
I think donations and edible favors are the best favors. I voted for the cookie because if you are going to make a donation, just make it and put a card on the tables stating that. I wouldnt buy rubber duckies where only a portion goes to the foundation.
Post # 4
@Miss Ox: You could make and decorate cookies ahead of time, and freeze them. Just thaw them out about a day before the wedding! 😀
Post # 5
I like the luggage tag, it’s a cute idea and something they’d be able to keep in the long run!
Post # 6
The tag and the little duckies are very cute, but not very practical, in my opinion. I would much rather receive the cookie, as a guest.
Post # 7
I voted for the rubber duckie because it is the most inexpensive and some money goes to a good cause. I would not pay $250 for cookies or try to do them myself as a bride.
Post # 8
I went with the rubber ducky, it’s the least expensive. Honestly, I’m in the camp that believes that all favors just get thrown out anyway… So spend the least money possible. I’m not even doing them.
Post # 9
you should try and make the cookie to cut down on cost… it can’t be that hard =) plus they look yummy and soooo cute! I’m obsessed with flip flops too!
Post # 11
I really love to bake, but it might be stressful to make them a few days before the wedding- If you do make them maybe you could make them 6 days in advance and enlist a lot of helpers. Maybe they would stay fresh enough in tight containers.
Post # 12
to be honest, I wouldn’t use/take either of the first 2, so I picked the cookie!
Post # 13
I think it could be cool to just do a donation to a charity inliue of a favor. you could even get the cute little business cards printed up on them that you donated to a caharity. you can get cards for free on vista print… because in the end it comes down to what is the cheapest thing I can buy and no one needs anything, i think sending the moeny to a good cause is a better choice. but thats just my 2 cents.
Post # 14
What about maybe just purchasing a few of the duckies- having 1 per table with a note around the neck stating that a donation to Susan G. Komen has been made? Then if I have time and things arent crazy then I can tackle the cookies, but if not we’d be set?
Post # 15
Honestly.. the cookie is probably the only one that I would use, and paying $2.50 is a little high.
Post # 16
If I were a guest, I’d want the cookie (while cute, I wouldn’t use the flip flop tag and the duck would end up in the trash). $2.50 is a LOT per cookie, though – I’d try to find them cheaper else where and perhaps personalized with your name or the date? Also keep in mind that you don’t NEED favors! 🙂