Post # 1
I was wondering if anyone had any experience with favors that needed to be refrigerated? I wanted to do small bottles of local apple cider since i’m having a fall wedding but they can’t be left out during the wedding. I was thinking of putting them in a big tub of ice for people to take on their way out (along with fresh fried cakes).
Has anyone done anything like this?
How did it work out??
Post # 3
I think that would be ok, but how far of a drive do your guests have? Like, how long can they be “not-refrigerated”? What about guests who are not going directly to a hotel or their house? Hmm… If everyone’s local I think it would work out ok, but I’d worry about those who would be traveling.
Post # 4
I would also choose a different kind of favour that wouldn’t require refrigeration just to take off any extra possible stress!
Post # 5
@perpetual_student: Do you have any out of town guests? That are flying? They likely wouldn’t be able to take that favor home with them, due to both refrigeration and airline rules.
Not to say you shouldn’t do it; apple cider sounds delicious. Just something to think about.
Post # 6
That sounds delcious! I’d have them stick the cider in a big bucket of ice after the cake cutting, when people start leaving!
Post # 7
I think any wedding favor that you plan to give out, you should be prepared to deal with if none of them are taken. If you love the apple cider, and have other people you can give it to, I would go for it. If apple cider is just cute for your fall wedding, I would likely leave it.
Post # 8
Does the apple cider have to be refrigerated? I would think it’d be worse to chill it and bring it up to room temperature than buy and keep it at room temperature. I would actually prefer non-iced cider, because then you don’t have to deal with water from the ice dripping all over the place, especially on my way out the door. (I’m also a big fan of hot cider, for what it’s worth.)
Post # 9
Honestly, I would go in a different direction. You are going to be asking people to track how long something goes unrefrigerated and whether or not it is still safe. If someone is going back to their hotel and they don’t have a minifridge, what are they supposed to do with it?
I absolutely adore cider but I really encourage you to think in a different direction on this one.
Post # 10
Honestly if I was a guest, I wouldn’t think it was a favor, I would just think it was another (special!) beverage option that I had somehow missed before. If it was presented to me as a take-this-home-and-drink-it-later favor, I wouldn’t take one. I don’t think it’s the best favor idea.
Post # 11
Ok to be clear the favor is cider and fried cakes (or cider doughnuts depending on where you are from). We were planning on having a display of both with a variety of flavors of fried cakes and take home boxes or bags. Just like any other edible favor ours is just seasonal and very fresh.
I hadn’t thought about the water dripping from them. I’ll have to come up with an idea to minimize the mess. Maybe beverage carriers…
To answer some questions:
We have a lot of out of town guests. The thing is, many of them want cider and fried cakes! it’s a thing where i’m from. We’re doing mulled cider (and normal) at the bar but wanted to give everyone a take home bottle.
Most people won’t have far to go and are staying the weekend. Like many other edible favors we are assuming that people will be consuming these during the weekend.
If we have left overs, like with other favors we’d bring them to the brunch. And there is never any shortage of people to drink cider!
And for the record my FH and I LOVE cider and fried cakes. I don’t live in the north east anymore so whenever i’m home in fall one of are first stops is the cider mill!
Does anyone have any ideas on minimizing the problem of water dripping from the ice?
Post # 12
You could serve them as a late night snack so people could enjoy them before they leave your reception.
However they are presented, you could have paper napkins that match your decor to grab and go.
I say go for it if its what you love.