(Closed) Show Us your Favors!

posted 9 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m doing a spread of candies and desserts. Guest will be able to pick what they want and take home in a take out boxes or bags.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We did jars (in the shape of our cake, hexagon) filled with Penzey’s Spices (4 different flavors so 2 of each kind at tables for 8). I used Mrs. Cherry Blossom’s template for the labels. On the front each one had the type of spice and on the back they said "May there always be spice in your life." and our date below that. We didn’t get any good pictures but there was a basket filled with extras that I can show you.

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Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I don’t have an image yet 🙁 My wedding is in a few weeks I will definitely post photos.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

They came out to ~$1.75 a piece not counting my time and an ink cartridge for the printer.  We bought the jars from specialtybottle.com ($110.20) and the ribbon from waymoreforless.com ($12.95).  The only other supplies were a ream of heavy weight paper (12 labels per page so ~17 pages) and the fiskars round round punch (large).  I made 200 favors total and the spices came out to $204.56.

We bought the Southwest Seasoning, Ozark Seasoning, Cajun Seasoning, and Sunny Paris Seasoning (no salt option).  I selected them based on use, ingredients, and smell.  If you have a Penzeys near you you can smell every single thing, it’s heaven.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We’re doing a donation to the pound that I got our late dog at as our favor but my fmil didn’t love that idea so now we are also doing lindt ball truffles for at each seat.

 

Which brings me to a question.  Seeing how its our wedding and it was our dog that was near and dear to our hearts and not my fmil’s wedding or place to decide on favors…do you think people are going to even notice or care that we made a donation to the pound in her memory?  I feel like the candy favor is taking away from Roxy.  Am I being stupid?

We got vetoed out on putting anything at each seat about the donation by both our parents so that’s why we’re doing the chocolate.  What do you all think?

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I think it’s a lovely idea to make a donation to your animal shelter that you have such close ties to.  I find it interesting that neither sets of parents are willing to let you put a note with the truffle favors stating your gift seeing as you are compromising by including the truffles.  I’m not sure of your theme but maybe you could use your dog as some thing other than the favors.  Maybe as your table numbers (different pictures) where the escort cards have a small note on them explaining why you are using Roxy’s pictures and what you’ve done in her memory.  Or maybe just one note on the table under the "number" picture so it isn’t super obvious to please the parents but still gets the message out there.

Or maybe by the guest book or escort card table you put a framed picture of Roxy with a piece of paper explaining your donation and how dear she is to both you and your FI.  That way it is seen by all and they can choose to notice or not but the information isn’t at their tables.

See if there is another way to get your message and caring thought out there while still appeasing your parents.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Our favors weren’t as creative as some others, we just did a small candle with our names and wedding date and put them in bags. I think they came out to be about a dollar a person.

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Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@emilybrooke: if you think adding chocolates as favors is going to take away from the significance of the donations, then i say don’t use them. i know a lot of times during wedding planning, brides try to make everyone happy, but if this is something that’s really important to you, then pull the "it’s my wedding card".

i hope it doesn’t seem like i’m being too harsh. 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2009

@Pelikila I’m doing cajun seasoning too!! It’s going made by me and FI and we’re going to include a recipe using the spice. I’m glad to see someone else did Cajun spice–I was second guessing myself for a while!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We’re going the somewhat boring wildflower seeds route. I’m still working on the template for the packets, so I’ll post pictures once it’s finalized. It’s going to be a pain, but they’ll be cute. I’m starting to feel kind of over the idea, but at the same time I do think they’ll be really cute, I don’t want to not do favors, and I can’t think of any other cute ideas. I dunno. They might get cut in the end.

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