Post # 1
From the start of our engagement i knew we were going to do macarons as favors, thankfully FI was on board. We are packaging them in clear boxes and i will be making the tags and the wraps. They will look exactly like this with pink and white macarons.
<br /><br />I recently found out through my mom that my gramma was going to suprise us and she purchased favor bags and all that goes with them to have jordan almonds as favors. Shes italian and wants to keep the tradition in the family going. She did this for my sister as well for her destination wedding.
I think its cute she is going to do that for us but she didnt know we had already picked out the packaging and ordered our macarons. So i came up with an idea that we could have the macarons as the favors on the tables and somehow have the jordan almonds as our escort cards and i will attach tags with the guests name and table number. My only problem is i cant for the life of me think of a way to display this!! this is where my creativity stops lol. I dont want it to look messy. So do any of you creative bees have an idea how i can display this. I will have a whole table that can be dedicated to these
thanks so much i cant wait to see what your ideas are! 🙂
Post # 2
For macarons they ABSOLUTELY need to be refrigerated until just before consumption. Or else the texture is way off. Have you made provisions for this?
Post # 3
What a cute idea! I would actually flip flop this idea and use the macarons as “escort cards” and the jordan almonds as favors since this will reduce the messiness that floppy bags might cause. My sister did macarons in mason jars for her wedding and my family made the macarons ourselves. I find that refrigerating macarons actually throws the textures off but that might just be my opinion.
Post # 4
Make your escort cards ad punch a hole through them. Use a ribbon and tie it around the bag of almonds with the ribbon through the hole in our escort card. Make sure escort cards are facing out So they are easy to see.
Post # 5
JaymeC: i will be picking up the macarons from the baker around 11 the day before the wedding. i’ll be bringing them home and putting them in the boxes that i will have already pre set up and then once they are done i will refrigerate them over night. :)<br /><br />
<br />misstxlonghorn: i thought about doing it opposite but i really love the way the boxes look on the tables. Thats awsome your family made them!! i wish i knew how to lol then i wouldnt spend a fourtone on buying them.
diymomma: thanks 🙂 ive had some practice with making tags for my basket of flip flops for the dance floor. i mocked up little one that would be the perfect size for the favor, i just dont know how i should display the bags on the table.
Post # 6
misstxlonghorn: This was totally the idea I had too. Those jordan almond gift bags are usually VERY small so attaching a name tag to them would look floppy and huge next to the small bag.
You could always put both the jordan almonds and the box at the tables, and do a seating chart rather than escort cards.
Post # 7
I say boxes at each place setting, which will help with table decor anyway, and jordan almonds lined up on a table by the entrance.
Post # 8
We’re doing our macaron escorts/favors in boxes on the escort card table and the lil tag that’s in your pic with a “B” on it will instead have each guest’s name on one side and their table # on the other. Our macaron vendor is lining them up in alpha order, with names showing. Organizing boxes all together in rows on the escort table looks better imo than having a bunch of bags on the escort card table.
If you’re set on having the boxes on the dining tables, then I’d put the almonds there with them also or I’d put the almonds on a separate table together, but wouldn’t use them as escorts. I’d do a seating chart instead. With the lil bags, it can look messy or cluttered if you’re trying to have them spread out displying ppl’s names as escort cards.
Post # 9
follow up to post pics (sorry they’re huge). the macaron favors work well lined up as escorts:
the almonds would look great bunched up together in basket/on table or in the water or wine glasses.
Post # 11
cpick: Escort cards are cards that have a guest’s name on it and the table at which that guest is sitting. They’re usually on a table as guests go from cocktail hour to reception. If you’re doing assigned tables, you can use escort cards or a seating chart for guests to know what table they’re at. in the first pic I posted above, you can see that each box of macarons has a person’s name on it and a #. those macarons are serving double duty as escort card and favor.
sometimes ppl confuse escort cards with placecards, but placecards are each person’s specific seat (not table) assignment. So when you see someone’s name at a seat at a table, that’s a placecard. escort cards are how ppl know which table (if tables are assigned). placecards are how ppl know which seat (if seating is assigned).
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2014 - Smithfield Center
I like the picture that Shkragoldfish: posted with the clear box with the little name and table number on top of the macaron box. Very cute!
But if you really want the almonds to be the escort card, what about something custom? Are you/your FI crafty at all? You could make a little stand (or two or three small ones depending on the look you want) similar to what a ladder looks like, only in mini version and then place the bags on the steps of the ladder. It would make it a little organized. I bet it’d be easy to scrounge up some thin wood planks and it’d take a couple screws to hold the structure together. You could paint it white, black, or your wedding colors. Or you could do something similar with different materials – just a suggestion! 🙂
Post # 13
Shkragoldfish: thank you 🙂 I’d never heard of them before but they sound quite fun
Post # 14
Kittykitty16: PPs have had some great suggestions! I just had to comment because those jordan almonds have been the bane of my existence in wedding planning, haha. My mom’s family is from Italy, so every time the topic of favors has come up or I’ve been out shopping for wedding supplies with my mom, the topic of jordan almonds inevitably comes up. I just had to laugh when I was reading your post because it made me think of my (well-meaning) family. 🙂
I think it’s a nice compromise to give both favors to your guests, so you get the macaroons you’ve always wanted and you are still keeping family tradition alive. I do kind of like what PPs have suggested as far as using the macaroons as escort cards. I think names and table numbers on the boxes would be easier to read than tags on the little almond bags.
Post # 15
You could clip the almond bags to a line strung across the wall or between two supports like a clothesline. Use really cute colored pins.