Need A Vote & Comments On These Favor Ideas

posted 3 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Which one would you rather receive?
    Seedling : (4 votes)
    5 %
    Succulent : (39 votes)
    44 %
    Seed in a box : (2 votes)
    2 %
    Palm plant : (7 votes)
    8 %
    Jade : (36 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 3
    9859 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @SparkleBee11:  I would go with a houseplant, things that need to be planted outside usually end up in the trash, so while a nice idea, they rarely get planted.

    I would go with a small potted plant that’s hard to kill and doesn’t flower 🙂

    Jade, Palm or Succulent 🙂

    Post # 4
    6951 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @SparkleBee11:  Personally I’d go with the jade plant or the succulent. The issue with the succulent is that they need drainage and most diy-succulent favors I’ve seen don’t seem to take this into account and put them in containers with no hole in the bottom, so keep that in mind. 

    I think the palm is pretty but a pretty huge favor so I think a lot of people might find it cumbersome to take home. The trees are a lot of commitment. I don’t know where you’re from or what your guests are like, but being from California where we have crazy high property prices, most people I know either live in apartments or do not have a large yard so there’s no way they would plant a tree. 

    Post # 5
    1302 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I voted the succulent, but would also like the jade or the palm plant. I have received an evergreen seeding before and never did anything with it. Honestly, I probably wouldn’t plant a seed – I would leave it in the hotel room or just throw it away.

    Post # 6
    5773 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    If you have any guests from overseas, they won’t be allowed to take live plants back to their homes.

    Post # 7
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    If I HAD to choose I guess I would say succulent or jade but, to be honest, I probably wouldnt take any type of plant home.

    Post # 10
    4760 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @SparkleBee11:  I have a story for your hubby then.  I went to a wedding that gave out baby trees.  The vast majority were left behind, so not only did the guests not want them but then you guys will be stuck with throwing away all thoes baby trees if you don’t own a farm, and yeah I took one, to be polite mainly. I put it on the porch, yeah I’m not a gardner, and there it whitered and died.

    Post # 12
    498 posts
    Helper bee

    @SparkleBee11:  I think your ideas of plants are sweet, especially the baby evergreen, but if you want me to be blunt, I think 3/4 if not almost all of them will not actually end up getting planted, which is a shame, but most people do not have green thumbs, or places to plant an evergreen.

    I would go with the jade and do something to personalize the little vase, maybe an engraving or tag attached with a great quote about love or something.

    Post # 11
    4483 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I’d go with a houseplant, not everyone has space for a pine tree in their yard (and not everybody has a yard either). I voted jade because I think it’s a little more unique

    Post # 13
    4760 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @SparkleBee11:  yes I would expect some people leaving them behind, as with all favors- some people just arent that in to host’s choice.

    Eh go with food, people were literally stealing each others favors of chocolate from my wedding.  I had a friend complain that someone took hers.  I ended up with 0 leftovers.

    Post # 14
    3989 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I have to agree that I would be likely not to take one since they all seem like sort of a pain to transport.  I kill all plants anyways 🙁

    But I do love succulents, so that’s what I voted for.

    Post # 15
    2070 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

    I voted for jade, because it’s a little different. I’ve had a potted jade plant for a long time at work, and I love how low-maintenance it is! In my experience succulents are a little harder to keep healthy, so I wouldn’t give them out to guests. Make sure whichever plant you pick is one you love, because you’ll probably have lots left over – every wedding I’ve ever been to had tons of leftover favors.

    Also, maybe think of a plan to take the leftover plants home – tell your vendors they can take one home if there are any left over, or have your coordinator hand them out to catering staff, if you don’t want tons at your house. 

    To be honest, I would LOVE to get a tree as a wedding favor, we have a big garden and I love plants. But even just a year and a half ago, I was living in apartment and wouldn’t have been able to keep a tree once its roots outgrew the container. So smaller plants that don’t require big containers (or outdoor planting!) are probably more practical for the average wedding guest.

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