Post # 1
Hi all…I am about a month out from the wedding and am not sure what favor to give. I am getting married in my home town, Tucson, at a spanish Hacienda style hotel. Unfortunately this is a 3 hour plane ride away, and I can’t get there until the day before the wedding, so I need something low maintainence. It is a destination wedding for most guests, so I would like to be tied to the local Arizona atmosphere.
The ideas I have had are Mexican Wedding Cookies (which I would bake 2-3 days ahead and pack in my suitcase), cinammon-sugar pecans from Arizona in a cute bag, or a talavara tile, that I glue feet feet on to make a coaster. I attached an example tile for those not familiar–the hotel is decorated with these in different designs.
I am worried that the cookies will be damaged in transport and be a crumbly mess–and they are messy to begin with. The pecans I can buy there and put in cute packaging, and the tiles I can have shipped to my mom, so all I need to do is attach the feet and tie a ribbon around them. But would you rather have something edible, or a tile coaster?
Any other low-maintainence, inexpensive ideas?
Post # 3
I like the tile, especially since it matches the venue!
Post # 4
I think the tile is lovely and makes the most sense since you can get the project done in advance.
Post # 5
The pecans sound like the easiest solution. You can buy them there and just put them in packaging.
Post # 6
As beautiful as the tile is, my guess is that most people wouldn’t use it because it wouldn’t fit with their own decor. I get the feeling it would be wasted on many people.
I voted for the pecans for two reasons: one, because they’re so yummy!, and two, because they’re the easiest, and geusts don’t pay too much attention to favors anyway.
Three days before your wedding, the last thing you’ll want to be doing is baking cookies!
Post # 7
I love Mexican Wedding cookies . . . so that’s what I’d like to receive. HOWEVER, they can get messy. Nuts would be my second choice. I’m not sure what I would do with a coaster.
Post # 8
i love the coaster! even though it might not go with everyone’s decor, it’s a coaster, it’s useful!!
Post # 9
Lots of people are allergic to nuts, so I’d say no to that one… Can you just get Mexican wedding cookies when you get there? Otherwise I’d say stick with the talavara tile.
Post # 10
honestly usually i’m a big fan of food for favors, but that tile is gorgeous and since it is a destination wedding, your family and friends will want a souvenir and i think it would be just perfect.
Post # 11
I think the nuts are a good idea. The problem with coaster favors is what are you going to do with only one coaster?
Post # 12
Tiles – baking and transporting crumbly cookies will reduce you to tears the days before your wedding.
Post # 13
I voted for the Mexican Wedding Cakes because I LOVE LOVE LOVE them so much!! But I doubt they would be the easiest, more then likely the pecans would be.
Post # 14
I voted for the cookies, even the pecans sound so good. I’m a huge worry-er and have a 4 y.o cousin with nut allergies, i’d be afraid that the wrong person would get ahold of them.
Post # 15
I voted for the cookies as well. As great of an idea as the tiles sound, an edible favor may go over best. Can your mom or another local friend bake them to help you out, that way you don’t have to worry about transporting them?