Post # 1
I had it in my head that, if we couldn’t come up with any other cute/special favour ideas, we could always fall back on designing and making our own “wedding mix-tape” CDs. We’re both musicians and like all kinds of music, so naturally our wedding will revolve around it as well – this is as close to a wedding theme as you can get without actually declaring one, I suppose 😉
Long story short, FH let it be known that he thought CDs were a bad idea, after a casual mention of the notion yesterday. In his words, “No one will want a CD, I guarantee it.” Ouch!
So, I’m turning to the bees for help! What other favours do you think would work? FH’s idea of “great” favours is chocolates – not very fun or original, but I suppose that has become our new last-ditch, if-all-else-fails favour idea. Please, save me from the chocolates, bees!
Post # 3
Tons of people will want a CD!!! I think people would much rather have a CD than many other wedding favors! Tell your FI that he doesnt know weddings very well and that people will love a CD 🙂
We also thought about doing custom guitar picks with our names and wedding dates on them….but who would use that!?
Post # 4
What if you did a little chocolate favor that had a free download code on the wrapper/tag? Give the gif tof chocolate with the gift of music!
Post # 5
My friends did a mix of their wedding songs, and it’s become one of my favorite CDs! People will love them, and everyone has a cd player in their car these days, so they’ll listen to it on the way home!
Perhaps you could make chocolates yourself in the shape of a treble clef or something else musical? Searching google for chocolate molds music brought up this:
Maybe that would be a nice compromise?
Post # 6
I think CD’s are great, but incase you don’t want that as a backup plan, use little organza bags and fuill them with a few hard mints…not very creative I know but this is usually a farly big hit and everyone likes them 🙂
Post # 7
I enjoy CD’s from weddings!
But if you wanted to go the edible route you could always do music themed chocolates or cookies.
Post # 8
Thanks everyone for giving my CDs a little self-esteem boost, haha. They were feeling really down after FH shot them to pieces (in my head, anyway).
I like the idea of making edible favours in music-themed shapes – I’ll have to figure out if it’s at all feasible for us to make our own chocolates (since FH looooooves chocolate; could you tell?). Otherwise, I’m sure we could do the cookies on our own 🙂
Any other ideas? Keep ’em coming, please! Thank you again for all the great suggestions!
Post # 9
We are doing CDs as a favor. I am super excited about it. I got the idea from a wedding I went to a while back. I have to say, I still listen to it all the time and think of the couple. If people don’t want to take it, oh well. No matter what your favor is, inevitably, some people won’t want it and will leave it behind.
Post # 10
- Wedding: April 2011 - Sweet ceremony by the sea and sunset celebration on the North Shore of Hawaii
i’m on team CD favors, too 🙂 the ostrich wedding guests will receive the “soundtrack” to our celebration in paradise, as Mr.O and i are the biggest music fans you’ll ever meet. we particularly like this layout, but we’re using a recycled kraft paper cd sleeve instead – best of luck!
Post # 11
@ostrich: How are you printing the back of your cd sleeves?
Post # 12
I like the idea of something edible and music themed. Edible is ALWAYS the way to go!
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What is wrong with cds? Nothing. Also, edibles are best if you must have favors but you are not limited to chocolate only. Anything edible in your price range (cookies, mini loaves of sweet bread, jars of homemade jam, etc) is good. To tie in the music, use a music-related quote on the gift tag.