Post # 1
Okay so here goes, we’re giving everyone two 250 mL jams (one raspberry – his favourite, one strawberry – my favourite) and a little jam spreader. They will be inside a custom made wooden box with our wedding names/date/the phrase “spread the love” branded onto it. They’ll be wrapped in a cream coloured fabric with a red ribbon (red happens to be our wedding accent colour!). <br /><br />As a guest, is it okay to be given an edible gift like this??
Post # 2
I’d be happy with that favor. I’ll always prefer an edible favor over a non-edible one. But, unless you’re really set on having the custom wooden box part, I personally don’t think it adds much more to the gift. I’d be just as happy with 2 jars of jam in a little gift bag, instead of in a wooden box I’d probably throw out in the future.
Post # 3
I agree with Bluesteel, I would be very happy with the jams without the box, the box will probably be thrown out at some point. Do you have any pictures???
Post # 4
We did jam (we had a great time making it!) & it was a HUGE hit! We had guests show up to our day after brunch either saying they had forgotten theirs and did we have leftovers & a few asking if we had extras that they could have. 🙂
We just did jars, with ribbon & a tag wrapped around them. I feel guilty throwing favours I have received out, so was conscious not to give anything someone would feel beholden to use, plus it saved a lot of time and money by packaging them simply.
Post # 5
bleusteel: The box idea was actually my parents, and they have a work contact who would be making them so its something they’ve contributed to the idea and that’s why I think we’ll stick with it. I really like the whole edible idea too; people will be guaranteed to get some use out of it!
HuysuzAyi33: I don’t have any pictures yet, we just put in the orders for everything but whenever we have everything assembled, I will absolutely put up some photos!
torchrunner: I am completely on board with the gift bags, but it’s also up to what my parents want to do because I know they really like the personalized box idea 😛 I will try to persuade them of an easier-to-package/dispose option
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
Sounds like a great favor to me. It’s edible and cute plus I love that you put a little of yourself into it by using your favorite flavors.
Post # 7
I like it! I would actually take your wedding info off the box, though. I would be more likely to use it if it didn’t have someone else’s names and wedding date on it.
Post # 8
I might or might not take the jams home. I probably wouldn’t take the spreader, especially if I was flying to your wedding (I almost never check a bag and the spreader will look like a knife on the airport securtiy machines) and I would definitely leave the box behind. I don’t like to collect things with other peoples’ names on them.
Post # 9
I always prefer edible favors. We gave bourbon balls!
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2013 - Franklin Plaza
I think that’s adorable! Pictures please. 🙂
Post # 11
I would skip the wooden box, even if you have a connection to get them made cheaply what use would your guests have for a small wooden box with your wedding info on it? Just put “spread the love” on a tag and attach it to the jars of jam.
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2014 - hotel
I personally hate jam, but I would love a favor like this! It’s really cute how it’s each of your favriote flavours. The box seems a bit much really, it’s a lot of extra cost for something people wouldn’t have much need for.
Post # 13
I love that idea! Edibles are the best favor IMO. 🙂
Post # 14
That sounds adorable and delicious! I would love to get something like that, it’s much more personal and creative than favors I’ve seen at weddings in the past.
Post # 15
I like the idea and actually may do something similar myself.
My only issue is that this is really trendy right now. I think people are getting tired of Pinterest weddings… http://www.reddit.com/r/weddingplanning/comments/2basb3/wedding_trends_you_hate_and_why/
People will still like the gift though, and if most of your guests probably haven’t gotten jam before anyway.