Post # 1
So my fiance and I both love coffee, and our first “date” was at a Starbucks. We even did our engagement photos at a Starbucks.
For our favor, we are using the $1 re-usable Starbucks cup. Now, most of the people we know don’t love coffee. So I was thinking of using the cup, and then (also doing a rustic theme), having small bags of hot chocolate wrapped up with marshmallows.
So my question is, even though we are doing the hot chocolate cup, is it okay if we just do hot chocolate to go with it, so we can appeal to the most people? I have a strict budget. I’ve thought about trying to include a packet of the Starbucks Via instant coffee, too.
Cup for reference (not my picture):
Post # 2
I mean, I think the mug is generous as is! I don’t know anyone that doesn’t use them for something — coffee, tea, hot chocolate, etc.
If you’re on a strict budget, I don’t think you need to put anything else in there. People will know what to do with it!
I’m not sure why, but I’ve always felt that if there’s a place to cut your budget in the wedding, it’s on favors.
Post # 3
I’ll follow up and say I know a lot of people have k-cup machines now, and I don’t want to spend money on coffee that will be wasted.
Post # 4
Alton Brown has an awesome recipe for instant hot cocoa. If you wanted to include an element to the favor, you could do separate packets of homemade instant hot cocoa. People are particular about their coffee, so I think the cocoa would be totally sufficient, not to mention a nice handmade touch.
Post # 5
Hot cocoa is a lovely favor, so if you do want to do favors I am 100% in support of that idea. In fact, not to negate what crackktheskyy said (though crackktheskyy is right about it being sufficient), I think having hot cocoa in the cups would be a lot more fun than just getting the cups alone.
I wouldn’t get too hung up on the fact that your theme is “coffee” – that’s something that represents you two but no one is going to get mad that you were not strict about everything being “coffee”. After all, I’m guessing your menu doesn’t look like this:
Appetizer: Coffee Baked Cowboy Beans
Main Dish: Beef Ribs with Coffee Rub and Coffee Roasted Carrots
Dessert: Coffee Cake with Espresso
..then again, that sounds kind of tasty..
Post # 6
Daenaria727: Great. Now I want Coffee. Thanks!
FWIW, I’d love the cup on its own – the hot chocolate would just be a tasty bonus. If only my guests were that lucky!