Post # 1
We were planning to do lavender white chocolate macaron favors to go with our lavender theme. Our coordinator suggested having our waiters pass out the macarons, perhaps when people are eating cake, or later into the night. I like the idea mostly because it would save us $150 in packaging, but I’m also worried it wouldn’t really be a “favor” since people won’t take it home. I know a lot of people don’t think favors are a necessity so maybe it doesn’t matter, but do we need something additional? I liked Mrs. Wallaby’s test tube tea favors (http://www.weddingbee.com/2012/11/14/test-tube-tea-leaf-wedding-favors/)…and I think we could do lavender tea, but I don’t know if that’s excessive.
Post # 3
People probably wouldn’t see them as favors if they were handed out by wait staff.
If that’s okay for you, go for it.
Post # 4
@Hyperventilate: I think you’re probably right. Maybe it would be a nice touch that adds a little something!
I found this highly reviewed lavender tea in bulk on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Davidsons-Tea-Bulk-Lavender-16-Ounce/dp/B000SANU7C/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
Leaning towards using Mrs. Wallaby’s idea!
I’m a huge tea drinker…don’t know if all of our guests have such an affinity for tea, but I think it’s nice, especially with our December wedding.
Post # 5
I would just hate to see you spend the extra money period when people won’t see them as favors… These are the options I see:
1) Accept that you are just passing out macarons that your guests will enjoy with dessert, but probably won’t recognize as a favor
2) Skip the favors all together
3) Pay the extra money and pass them out pre-wrapped or on people’s plates when they arrive as favors
4) Do a different favor idea (such as the tea idea)
They sound yummy though!
Post # 6
I didn’t vote – I think people wouldn’t see it as a favor – and if that’s okay with you, do it. But if you want it to be seen as a favor, you should wrap it up.
Post # 7
go to your dollar store in your area they usually have a small section with wedding stuff.ours had favor boxes shape like a bride dress and groomsman tux,they were so cute.it came with 12 in each bag,i had 60 guests so i bought 6 packs=$6,you could do something like that to put your macaroons in or do what i did and buy dollar store candies and put them in the boxes.i bought butter scotch,taffy ect.my guest loved them and thought they were so cute.i spent about 20 bucks on my favors 🙂
some guest ate the candy and left the boxes,some took them with them:)
Post # 8
My friend suggested doing the macarons during our toast. I love the idea because I think champagne and macarons are perfect together. She also sent me these reasonably priced individually boxed earl grey lavender teas: http://www.revolutiontea.com/Black-Tea/Earl-Grey-Lavender-30-count
My question is how can we personalize them? Should we repackage them? I think the tiny boxes are pretty cute, but I feel like we need to add a little something to them.