Post # 1
So, originally my idea was bride and groom favor boxes. Our wedding is at the end of February and I figured I could stock up on heart shaped individually wrapped candy and fill them up. Cheap, simple, and no useless crap sitting around people’s houses.
I am doing a winter theme and I was wondering if that favor isn’t themey enough. I saw this cheap photo snowglobes and I love them
But that could just be because I love snowglobes and collect them. I’m sure not everyone feels that way. They are very wintery, but I am worried that they will end up just taking up useless space in people’s homes.
My future mother in law really thinks I should do candles to be wintery, but I really think that candles are one of those things that collects dust in people’s closets.
A friend suggested I do mini frames and could even put photos of me or FI with that guest in the frame to make it more personsal. I don’t know about this idea.
I saw someone else personalize soda bottles with the couples photo. I thought that was kind of cool, but not very wintery at all.
There may be more things I haven’t even thought of. I want ideas, opinions, what did everyone else do for their wedding?
Post # 3
I vote for the candy or candles, but no personalization ( initials, names, date, etc ) on the candles.
Post # 4
@BriansBride: I’d avoid anything that is super personalized and likely to sit around gathering dust like the snowglobes (considerif waht you’d end up doing with a snowglobe super personalized from someone else’s wedding). Candles are also tricky as lots of people don’t like them in the first place. I’d say that your first idea of the candy is great, it’s personalized (but nothing hanging around gathering dust), and you’ll be able to get good candy cheap right after Valentine’s day.
Post # 5
@renwoman: I was worried because although I would honestly love a photo frame snowglobe from someone’s wedding because I adore snowglobes (I have been collecting them since I was a kid, I have one from every place I go) I would probably put a picture and my FI and I having fun at the person’s wedding in it. BUT I realize not everyone is as snowglobe crazy as I am. Maybe I can just use some in decoration. Thank you for the imput!
Post # 6
I would definitely go with candy. Favors that are too personal tend to just clutter your house, and I know that for myself I wouldn’t really want snow globes of other people hanging around my house at Christmas time (I might make an exception if it was close family).
I love candy, but you could also do Christmas cookies if you love to bake! Or make little hot chocolate mix favors (google this–it is so cute and season themed!) You can print cute little tags for either of these to personalize it!
Post # 7
I love your thinking; no items sitting around the house. Food is alwaysss loved
Post # 8
No offense, but I would NOT do candles, frames, or snowglobes. I know it sounds harsh, but people don’t want that crap. I’d say either the boxes with chocolates (how would you divide the bride/groom ones?) or the personalized soda (sounds fun! could you have a variety of flavors?)
Post # 10
My vote is for candy. Edible is always the best option and a general crowd pleasers. The other things you would please about 10-20% of your guests.
Post # 12
- Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant
I voted for the personalized beverage because if I was a guest I would probably drink it on the way home. You could put together some sort of hot chocolate gift set for each person. Buy hot cocoa mix and mugs from the 99 cents store and see whatelse you find there.
Post # 13
@AlyBear: The snow globe is a picture frame that you can change to any picture you want, so it wouldn’t be of other people, you would put photos of yourself in it (you could use it for pictures of yourself having fun at the wedding, or just put winter pictures or family pictures, whatever you want). But I get that not everyone loves snowglobes as much as I do. 🙂
I probably wouldn’t do christmas cookies since it will be two months after christmas, hot chocolate mixes might be nice though. Thanks for responding!
Post # 14
I love edible wedding favours! Favour boxes with candy sound delicious, and plenty enough IMO.
Post # 15
@BriansBride: I vote for the candy, that snowglobe is cute but I’ll be honest, it would be guilt-saved for a few years before becoming an adorable addition to my trash can. If you want to up the winter theme with the candy you could give out winter-themed candy – snow caps, peppermint bark, etc. The boxes are cute 🙂