Post # 1
My Fiance and I have decided to have chocolates for our wedding favors. So, that is settled and done with. Right now I’m approaching decision time on how to handle our escort cards. My FI’s grandmother has given us her collection of sand dollars that she has collect. I’m using them in the centerpieces and in some of the decor. I have enough to put each couple’s name on a sand dollar as an escort card OR I can go with the stand paper escort cards. I’m just wondering how many people would actually keep a sand dollar with their name on it? I hate to go to all the work and have people leave them or toss them when they get home. I know I usually either eat my favor if it’s edible or hold on to it for a little bit and eventually throwing it out. So, bee’s what do you think?
Post # 3
I like the sand dollar idea. It is very cute!
Post # 4
Cute? YES!, Worth the time? Eh… probably not – depending on how many guests you have.
Post # 5
I wouldn’t keep it 🙁
I think since you can use these in other places, it might be nice for you to get to keep them! Afterall, it sounds like a pretty sentimental gift. On the other hand, if you’re looking at the box going, “What the flip am I supposed to do with 800 pounds of sand dollars, granny!?”, it might be a good chance to offload some of them…
I just posted here http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/do-you-throw-away-favors?replies=12#post-1182349 about not keeping favors too. 🙂
Post # 7
i prob wouldn’t keep it either but i think @daydream nailed it on the head for me. If they are very sentimental to you then keep em (maybe make ornaments out of them, or a wreath?)…. if not then maybe this might be a good way to part ways with them.
Post # 8
It’s very cute and it will look great, but like a lot of the other girls I would definitely toss it when I got home.
Post # 9
I think they are super cute, but, no, I definitely wouldn’t keep it. But if you like them (and the idea is cool), maybe just accept that and do it anyway.
Post # 10
Thanks Bees! I think I might go to my plan B. Place a sign with “Please take a sand dollar to remember this day” I thought this might be a hit to A) get rid of some of the sand dollars B) will probably end up with in family and friend’s shell collections rather than in the trash and C) it’s voluntary to take one or not and best of all D) No names on the shell!
Post # 11
I think your plan B is a good idea. At my brother’s wedding, they tied the escort cards to starfish. Some people kept the starfish but a decent amount of people left them behind. Luckily for the bride, a number of people at the wedding have some sort of beach themed decor at home, so a number of us were wandering around the reception site after the wedding, collecting leftover starfish for decoration. I bet you’ll unload a decent amount.
Post # 12
I like your plan B! I posted on the same thread as daydream about this also.