Post # 1
Trying to think of a symbolic gift for our guests. We are using chalkboards for our table numbers and sort of doing a rustic/chic theme as we will be getting married in the mountains.
Ok so what do you bees think about having these type of jars as gifts? They would have a little chalkboard label- so could be used for whatever the person liked. (sugar, pasta, candy, whatever)
Originally I wnted to fill them with something that me and FI both love- like popcorn kernals, coffee beans, candy etc… but he had this idea of leaving them empty and putting inside a personal note to each person- “message in a bottle” style.
I dont know if this will look cute and personal and symbolic, or cheap because there’s nothing in the jar.
What do you guys think? I’m not sold on the jar idea at all, so i might scrap it and start working on another idea.
Post # 3
what about adding a little bit of candy to the jar and placing the note on top rolled up and tied with a cute ribbon. I think that’d be a cute gift!
Post # 4
I agree with adding a little candy and a ribbon I would love it!
Post # 5
thats what i was thinking.
i would definitely write it on colored paper w a cute ribbon. i thought it would look really pretty rolled up by itself- i wasnt sure if there was only a little bit of candy/whatever if it would look even cheaper since we didnt fill it up. lol
Post # 6
How many guests are you having? A personal note to each person is really sweet, but don’t set yourself up for HOURS of handwriting notes!!! I love the jars and I like TaterTot’s idea of adding the note on the top or side, but still filling the jar with candy or popcorn kernels.
Post # 7
ok so maybe if i get a bigger jar than i had been planning. ill fill it half way and then put the rolled up ribbon note thingie on top. ill do a test run
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
I’d fill them. I know they’re not technically empty if you put a note inside them, but I’ve always heard people say it’s bad luck to give an empty box and I’d feel the same way about an empty jar if I were feeling particularly superstitious on any given day. 😉 A little candy would be great!
Post # 9
i love the idea of doing a ‘message in a bottle’ type favor. it seems a wonderful way to make the day personal for each guest.
Post # 10
We are having like 150. I LOVE doing crafts- especially when I have a plan of attack lol so I’m up for the challenge.
@spaniel – yes i feel like the empty jar will look, well, empty! If I could figure out a way to wrap something of value to the note that would be ideal i suppose.
I am addicted to popcorn so i loved the idea of popcorn kernals. my friends and fam would get it but his wouldn’t. and he isnt really addicted to anything so candy would sorta be a stretch for his part in it
Post # 11
I think they would make really cute place cards. You could fill them with simple candy and a ‘Thanks for coming’ note. People could erase their names off the front and write what they wanted when they got home. I would actually love a favor like this!
Post # 12
Rustic is not my style so I would hate to say that I would probably leave those behind whether they were filled or not. If there was a note I would read it but that too would eventually end up in the trash..
Post # 13
I love the idea! And it’s useful for your guests later! I say do it!
Post # 14
I like the one with the lid because it is more useable for people. The problem with a lot of non-edible favors is it ends up being clutter or in the garbage so you want it to be as useful as possible.
Post # 15
I’d fill em and save the note for the Thank You card.
Post # 16
ok so leaning more towards filling them with stuff rather than the message in a bottle idea.
thats fine actually.
what do u all think about popcorn kernals and candy in every other one?
ill tie a cute ribbon around the top of it instead of the ribbon/note inside