Post # 1
Virtually none of our guests took home their favor bags or even touched them for that matter. I haven’t counted them yet (I almost don’t even want to know) but I’ve estimated that I’ve got about 80-90 unopened bags, maybe more I’m too scared to find out. I am having a hard time accepting that they are going to go to waste after I worked so hard on them and spent so much money on them. Man they took forever to make! Because the bags have a personalized sticker on them, it’s not like they can easily be reused. And all the gummi candy in them is going to get dried out and go stale soon, and I have all these flower seed packets… it’s upsetting to think about. Is there anything I can do with them so I don’t have to throw them out?? Who’s going to want them when they are so customized? Do guests not care about favors anymore?! They didn’t even open them to see what was in them!! I think I’m going to cry…
Post # 3
… 🙁 I’m really sorry no one picked them up! Maybe they didn’t see them. Regardless, they are absolutely adorable and maybe you can offer to sell them with a special bonus feature of putting a new sticker on top?
Barring that, you could always just eat the gummy candy… *hugs*
Post # 4
((HUGS)) did the guests know they were to be taken? do you have a local retirement home, hospice, children’s hospital wing or anything like that? if so that would make a lovely gift to the kids and make them smile. what about a foster home or orphanage? i definitely think you can give them to someone that will smile and appreciate them.
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I’m so sorry! They look fabulous, and you did a fantastic job. It’s a shame that they got overlooked.
You should save a few unopened, just for the pretty factor, and then either eat the rest, give them to friends/family, or bring them to the office?
Don’t throw them out!
You could also reuse the bags? Perhaps?
Post # 6
Oh how upsetting!! Your favors are gorgeous & I would have gladly scooped one up!
I brought this up in another post: I swear, guests don’t understand that these things are for them to take home. They are looking for the standard jordan almonds & tulle.
Post # 7
Those are sooooo cute!!! I’m sorry no one took them home =[ They’re my colors but my wedding isn’t until next May so that totally wouldn’t work.
Good luck, I don’t really have any suggestions for you.
Post # 8
They were on every table, one for every guest, placed right there on the table plain as day next to their wine goblet. Maybe I’m just assuming things but I mean c’mon, what do people think they’re for?
I was grumpy last night about it so I broke into 3 of the bags and ate all the chocolate kisses and gummi peachy penguins out of the boxes. For my weight’s sake, I don’t think I should eat all 90 boxes of candy though…
Offering to replace the sticker is a good idea. I just have to find someone that wants frog green favor bags now. I tried putting them on craigslist but I’ve had no responses. I just think they’re too customized. My seed packets I don’t think are good enough quality to put on etsy or anything. They aren’t absolutely perfect but they’re cute.
Gosh it was so disappointing. I shouldn’t put a monetary value on our wedding memories but those boxes of untouched favors are staring at me and I can’t look away!!
Post # 9
I think you could sell the bags, just remove the ribbon & your tag! You can even sell the seeds- they’re really cute! I’m sure someone will buy them off you 🙂
Seriously… I’m so sorry. I can’t believe people didn’t take those!
Post # 10
Oh no, they look awesome, I wish I was at your wedding, I would have snapped up all the ones I could see yum yum.
Have you sent Thank you’s yet? Maybe you could hand deliver them and take a favor for each person along with you.
Post # 11
I think they are really cute!! I also think you could relabel them to sell to someone else.
We did jam, that had their name on a label on the top….and people still left them behind. Since I could pop the label off the top I took them to my office and passed them out to several ladies who always help me out with trade shows, etc. They became my, I’m sorry I’ve been a bit air-headed the past few months, thanks for helping me out in a “jam” treat 😉 Do you have anyone in your lives who you could pass along a little “treat” to if you can’t sell them?
Post # 12
I can’t believe that happened! Everytime I’ve been to a wedding the first thing we do is look for the favors if they’re edible cuz we’re usually starving. They must have thought that they were so cute that they were just for show! I love your seed packets too.
Post # 13
i think they look fab and i can only guess that people thought there were part of the decoration… you are understandably disappointed so im sending hugs to you
if i was a guest i would so have taken ours!!!
Post # 14
Awww… babe! I am sorry. Your favors look so lovely too. I am with everyone else. Sell them or donate them. Bring them to work. I know my FH would devour them!
Post # 15
Your favors are SO cute. Have no fear, your guests were just too silly for words. I think donating the candy is a great idea if you can’t find a buyer. I’m getting married in April.. so I’m out.
Post # 16
- Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's GrandparentsÃ¢Â€Â™ Ranch
I dont really have an idea for you but I do want to say WOW those are amazing! if I were on your wedding I would have take them all!! 🙂 You did an amazing job!