Post # 1
We are looking for favors that won’t be a waste. I have bells and statues, etc that just collect dust from various wedding’s I’ve been to. So my FH and I decided we want to do something that hopefully at least some of our guest could use. Like ediable favors, coasters, candles, etc…So any ideas? What are you doing for your favors?
Post # 3
I put four little truffles in little candy cups into a chocolate brown 3"x3"x1" box, and tied fushia ribbon in a bow around it. I also had attached a tag that said "love is sweet, thank you for coming!" The boxes were really inexpensive at nashvillewraps.com, candy cups from wineandcake.com, and I got french truffles in bulk that tasted amazing from giftshopcafe.com. Very cheap (approximately $1.38 per guest), and it looked like a little present on each placesetting.
Here’s a picture of the actual favor at my wedding.
Hope this helps!!
Post # 4
Emilie! Those are classy and beautiful!!! 🙂 Thanks!
Post # 5
We are donating a tree in our guests name then making a tree bookmark with this information on it to be at their table.
Post # 6
We’re making DIY herbal-infused olive oil bottles. They’re inexpensive, easy to make, and practical!
Post # 7
I like edible favors! I think that anything overly monogrammed with your name/date and/or too wedding-ish = won’t be used by guests after the wedding day.
Post # 8
Def go with someting edible! You are never going to find something that all your guests will use/appreciate (what if your Uncle Ted hates candles??) so stick to something yummy.
Or you can donate to your favorate charity (that’s what we’re doing).
Post # 9
we’re doing the candy buffet for favors. Definitely glad people won’t have to take home a trinket they’ll never use and have to store…and enjoy all our favorite candies with us!
Post # 10
I think something sweet is a can’t miss. My sister is stationed in Brussels and brought over chocolates for us ( thank you thank you) and we made a pretty box. But i’ve been to weddings with local sweets , maple candies in NH , salt water taffy for a beech wedding etc. OR you and you FH favorites. I got Razzles once , with a sweet story about how they use to eat them as kids (kinda like 13 going on 30).
Post # 11
Large majority of trinkets are a wasted IMHO. Go edible unless you have some awesome unique idea! We did a candy buffet in the end – people take what they want, no waste, fun pics, and the personalized part came in putting out our favorite candies and "thank you from X & Y" labels on the bags 🙂
Post # 12
We’re doing a cookie bar, which will feature our favorite childhood cookies made by the fabulous Southern cooks in our families. Guests can have a midnight snack, but don’t have to take them. . . and it’s saving us lots of money.
Post # 13
I am not getting married until October but we are trying to decide between carbon credits, to offset the wedding, or cake balls (crumbled cake mixed with icing, rolled into a ball and then dipped in chocolate–best thing ever!). I think we are leaning toward the cake balls so that the guests will have a nice snack, although we have to come up with a different name, maybe wedding truffles.
Post # 14
Mmmmm all these edible favor ideas are making me hungry! lol I didnt know of soo many options for it!
Post # 15
In the area of "useful" favors, even though these things are useful, I never used them when I received them as favors:
A bottle opener
A wine stopper
I like charitable favors or plant-a-tree favors (although I think handing out a bookmark is an ironic way to commemorate the trees you’ve planted )
You just can’t go wrong with edible favors! (No wait…you can…almonds…no one seems to like the Jordan almonds…)
I’d do allergy friendly edible favors!
Post # 16
MightySapphire! I never thought about food allergies!! Thanks!!
We also thought about wine stoppers since we are both wine lovers but they are all more then $2 and the ones that aren’t more the $2 look chinsy. But we are still looking!