Post # 1
Hello Bees! I need some help with our favors. We are getting married in the fall, but the wedding is not fall-themed. Our colors are black and white with accents of green (mostly kelly green)….I’m irish and proud of it. 🙂 We both love tea, and my FH learned his love for tea on our trip to Ireland. On that trip was also the first time he told me he loved me…so it was pretty special! Anyways, we are thinking of giving out personalized tea bags as our favors….but I’m not sure how to do the presentation of these, or if there’s something else I could add to them? Rather than just having tea bags out on the tables for people to take, I was hoping some of you creative bees could help me with ideas. Anything you can suggest would be great!!! Thank you!!!!!!!
Post # 3
I love my favors! We did a tea party, so all summer I went to flea markets, yard sales, and the salvation army and picked up cute tea cups. Then I had tea bags made with our names on it, and we put them in the tea cups along with a bear made of honey on a stick, single packaged tea crackers, mints, and candies, them wrapped it in tooling and tied with a pretty ribbon and a small thank you tag.
I could send you a picture if you would like. It was a little bit of work though. We did it for my bridal shower and between 3 of us we were able to do 50 in one day. But that also included a couple of hours figuring out exactly how we were going to do it!
Post # 4
I did something sort of like this for my holiday cards one year. I printed up cards that said, "During the hussle and bussle of this holiday season, Jay and I would like to wish you above all a moment of rest and relaxation." I left a blank for the tea bag and poked holes through it and the edge of the tea bag. I then thread raffia through and tied it in a bow.
My DH’s family is from Ireland so we had an irish themed wedding. We ended up doing cookies with the celtic trinity on them and played on the Irish tradition of sending people home with a piece of wedding cake. The stickers I put on the favors said, "Jeremy and I would like to express our deepest gratitude to each of your for sharing this special day with us. In the spirit of the Irish tradition of sending each guest home with a piece of wedding, we would like ot send you home with a cookie to enjoy at a moment of your choice. For even though life is marked by special occasions like today it is truly lived day in and day out in the most common of moments. We hope that the love, joy, commitment and sweetness expressed in this monumental occasion will follow us and you into our every day lives. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! j+b"
You could do something similar, linking the extrodinary with the ordinary. Just a thought. I love you tea idea!
Another idea as far as tea, would be to order some from Ireland. I know you can get some of the stuff my irish friend says is the best on Amazon. It’s a little expensive but worth it from what she says. And if the cards the tea bag is attached to is personalized you may not need to do personalized tea bags.
Post # 5
You could do tea forte which come in their own packaging, then there’s favor tins, large matchbook-style covers, triangle favor boxes etc. I just Googled "Tea Favors" to get a few ideas.
You could also put some Irish tea traditions on a tag and the story behind why you’re giving out the tea. I bet guests would love that.
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If you need ideas, there are lots of favors by theme, season, etc. on this website that might help: http://tinyurl.com/5sw77h
Post # 8
I saw these a while ago and thought they were a great idea. You can pick the color of the organza bag and have a customized label. The best part is that you can also pick the tea you want from a fairly large selection.
Post # 9
I thought about doing tea favors as well (haven’t decided yet what we are doing, or if we are skipping favors). I found that the Eastern Shore Tea Company will print your names and wedding date on their individual tea bag wrappers for you for free, they said it takes about 2 weeks notice, and can also print it on the outside packaging if you want. They have cute little ribbon bags that they come in with 20 tea bags each. When I emailed the company through the website they were really fast to respond, and depending on how many boxes you order they offer bulk discounts. They also offer irish teas, but I don’t know if they can do the personalized printing on them. Look here:
I was thinking of dividing the tea into smaller groups for favors (who needs 20 tea bags?), and putting 6-8 in little pillow boxes and tieing them with ribbon. I found cheap favor boxes here:
Hope this info is helpful to someone. Good luck!