Post # 1
I am not sure on if I will, or will not be doing favors.
Everything I find seems to be kind of cheesy. I don’t want to give something that is not goiing to be useful or edible.
I am having a VERY small guest list, 10 guests. If I do decide to do favors, I want it to be something unique, and for the guests to actually use them/eat it.
Show me your unusual but useful favors please!
Post # 3
@thumpurr: While not particularly unique anymore (or at least that seems to be the case on WB) we’re doing a candy buffet. Something the guests will enjoy and they can munch on it throughout the night or take a box, or BOTH! No pics yet, I’ve only aquired the apothecary jars at this point. But we’re planning to use chinese take out boxes with our monogram on them as the containers.
Friends of ours did their own homemade lip balm in small tin containers. Super cute and even the guys took some. That might be a good option for a small group?
Post # 4
We’re having a small (20-25 guests) wedding, and for favors we’ll be doing custom mini s’mores that a local awesome confectioner does (http://www.sweetlydias.com/). We’ll be doing two pieces, one of my FI’s favorite flavor and one of mine. They’re small (bottom left picture), they’re cute, and most importantly they are both edible and delicious. 🙂 Probably not the world’s most original choice though.
I’ll also be doing welcome bags and going all out there.
Post # 5
I don’t think it’s unusual, but I did bake all the items myself. I did a sweet n salty buffet for my guests. Since 90% of my guests had to get on a plane, I figured having a few snacks for the flight would be a nice favor. I baked cheese straws, strawberry cake pops, 2 types of dipped pretzels (white chocolate and honey mustard), and 3 types of chex mixes (savory, white chocolate and caramel). It was a huge hit and people are still asking me for more caramel chex mix lol.
Post # 6
@thumpurr: I bought little amber bottles and made vanilla extract. They will be like these, except instead of a sticker, I will just have a removable label around the top of the bottle
Post # 7
We had engraved wine glasses with our monogram and date on them. Our guests loved them and still use them!
Post # 8
@thumpurr: my candy bar was a hit
Post # 9
We are doing favors from “The Little Candy Cake” company. I have always wanted little invidividual cakes and these are going to be so amazing. We are going to do half white and half dark chocolate 🙂 They are 2.5 inches tall and 4oz. Love them!!!
Post # 10
Although we had 175 guests. A labor of love for sure.
Post # 12
We used Berger cookies, which are a local, popular cookie! We bought them in bulk and put them in baggies with ribbon. We have people asking us to send them more for Christmas haha
Post # 13
I bought these Mason Jars and made it a DIY by adding the chalkboard name plate and name tags that also served as our seating tags. They worked out really well since we had an open bar and everyone got wasted filling up these jars with their drink of choice hahaaha
Post # 14
We’re giving each guest a mason jar with a name tag to use for the night and we’re also giving out pine tree seedlings to go with our woodsy theme!