Post # 1
Our wedding is on the beach in Florida this May and I’m having problems with wedding favors. Originally, I was going to fill mini mason jars with honey from my mother’s farm and wrap the tops with decorative fabric in our colors, but there is not enough honey to go around so I’m at a loss.
I don’t really like most of the favors I’ve seen at beach weddings as I’m not a fan of the seashells and sand theme. I do, however, love seaglass. I have lines/ stripes in mind for the invitations and decor.
I need some inspiration to get the ideas flowing… What did you all do for wedding favors and are they expected?!
Signed, a Bee without honey 🙁
Post # 3
If you like seaglass, I saw a recipe on Intimate Weddings for sea glass candy. Here’s the link.
Post # 4
Maybe you could base it on your heritage or the style of cuisine you’re having? I went to a friend’s wedding (she’s very into homemade stuff, like you seem to be) & their favors were handmade chopstick rests & sake cups (she’s Japanese). She & her mom made them from ceramics.
Another friend, who had Japanese food at the reception (& used Asian motifs in her invites) gave little daruma, the symbol of perserverance (because, whenever it’s knocked over, it bounces back)…guests make a wish or think of a goal & put one of the daruma’s eye blacks in; when the wish comes true or goal acheived, they fill in the other one.
Or you could add a take away food from the local area of your wedding…we’re having our wedding at Disneyland Hotel, so we’re giving people packaged goodies from Disneyland that they can take with them into the park.
Hope that helps! Please keep us updated on what you finally decide.
Post # 5
would you have enough honey to fill a smaller container for everyone?
Post # 6
jrl03, thank you! I have never in my life heard of sea glass candy, but it looks fantastic. Plus, it fits the beach setting without being too ‘beachy’ if you know what I mean. I’ll have to try that out.
I wish I had enough honey for everyone, but in order to do that it would have to be a smaller jar than I would like to give.
And the food is great, but doesn’t belong to any one theme- it’s pretty random which is how I like it. 🙂
Thanks for your ideas, everyone!
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2010 - The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
Mrs. Mouse gave out test tubes filled with raw honey! http://www.weddingbee.com/2009/09/08/all-natural-raw-honey-favors/
Maybe this would be a good way to still give out honey but not have to fill whole jars for everyone? More like a sampling – plus, the test tubes looked pretty neat 🙂 That sea glass candy looks good too, though!