Post # 1
My fiance and I are having a hard time choosing between favors. Our original idea was fresh cherries from my fiance’s uncle’s orchard in small white tin pails. But the other day I found another idea I like – homeade jam in small 4 ounce jars. My mom and I would make the jam ourselves – probably quince (special family recipe) and current jelly. I posted pictures for both ideas. Which favor would you rather get at a wedding? Or if you have another idea that would be great too!
Post # 3
When you can’t decide..do both! Is it so bad to do both. The cherries would be free right. So you give your guests some jam and cherries. So cute by the way. Are you getting married on a farm or ranch? Oh, something to consider. Which takes longer, making jam or picking cherries? Is time a factor in your decision making?
Post # 4
both is a great idea but i did vote for the jam because for handling and getting it home, its much easier for me to throw a jar into my bag…. i have visions of yummy cherries rolling around in the car
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
Jam! Lasts longer. 🙂 Or you could make fresh cherry preserves!
Post # 6
I like the jam better, for reasons mentioned above. But I do think the cherry favors are adorable. Maybe you could have slightly bigger tins of cherries on the dinner tables for people to munch on?
Post # 7
Cherries are cute, but it would be impossible to get them home without ending up with cherries staining clothes and cars. Go with the jam!
Post # 8
How about cherry jam? Or using bigger pails of cherries as centerpieces? 🙂 Just a thought.
Post # 9
Cherries are cute but if they get squished at all somebody'[s dress may be ruined. And quite frankly, I can buy cherries at the store…
I vote for jam! Easily transported and HOMEMADE! Holy yum. Hands down, homemade jam.
Post # 10
I said jam, and agree with everyone!
I love fresh cherries, but they don’t travel well, and I would feel rude to eat them at the wedding since I wouldn’t know what to do with the seeds 🙂
Post # 11
Jam! Keeps longer but will require a bit more work.
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
The jam! It would keep longer and the packaging options are adorable!
Post # 13
I vote for JAM, for all the above reasons. Great idea!!
Post # 14
I’m going against the grain-but I say go for the fresh cherries. It’s a way to include your FI (and his family) and honestly it’ll be easier to put together. You dont have to worry about making all that jam. I’m assuming you’re using the little pails that will probably hold about 5 cherries. Who wouldnt eat their cherries as soon as they get the favor? I know I would! If you’re worried about people leaving them behind- put out little ziploc baggies so they can be transported safely.
Post # 15
I second EJS. Cherries are delicious and look nice but cauye stains easily and if there are any children and your dress is white…
Post # 16
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
Well, I’m definitely in the minority here too but i LOVE the idea of giving fresh cherries…the arguments concerning cherries staining clothing are a little silly bc if you’re serving any type of food at your wedding (and I’m assuming you are :), then there is always a chance of something spilling or staining…I just love the idea of fresh fruit at favors, I wanted to do fresh, locally picked strawberries but apparently, I’m about 1.5 weeks too early for them to be in season…either one will be super sweet and cute tho!