Post # 1
- Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016
So Boyfriend or Best Friend and I had originally been intending to give away cookies and MnMs in our colors as favors. They’re cheap and most people seem to agree that food is the best type of favor anyway, plus I wasn’t entirely keen on spening a lot of money on them to begin with. But here’s the thing-we LOVE shopping for tea cups. It’s an element we knew we wanted to integrate into the place settings from the beginning, every guest gets their own unique cup and saucer to drink from, and perhaps they could take them home as favors instead. We also figured since we both love tea and collecting them, that any leftovers we could take home and use ourselves.
But now we’re buying so many we don’t want to get rid of! So then came the problem of deciding which could stay and which could go. I don’t want to stop buying teacups, we both have a lot of fun scouring antique shops and thrift stores for unique, pretty designs, and it gives us a cheap way to have a day out doing something we both love (we’re both thrift nerds I guess). But I can already tell we’re going to wind up with a LOT of cups! I started looking up other ways to use them and I found a tutorial on how to make tea cup candles. I instantly thought they would look gorgeous as a part of our centerpieces, but even so…we’ll still have a lot. That’s when it finally occurred to me that if we found enough, we could pick enough of our second favorites to give as favors. The candles would likely be scented either lavender or jasmine and each would be different since we have no doubles in our cups.
But even so, I’m still unsure. I don’t want to waste my time and pretty cups on favors people are just going to throw away the second they get home. So what do you think? Should we stick to food instead, or does this seem like a useful enough favor that guests might actually appreciate them?
Post # 2
I think some select women might like them. But as a whole, I think it’s not worth the work. I would guess that many will be left.
Post # 3
TwinkleBoss: Honestly, if the candle smelled really good, I would burn the candle at home. After that, I’d toss the teacup. I’m not much for random odds and ends.
Post # 4
I, personally, would probably like a teacup candle and take it home and use it. I’d use my husband’s as well! Probably not something that everyone would like, but not everyone likes food favors either! I don’t like chocolates and that’s usually what I end up getting as favors… I would much rather have a candle. And, it seems like you guys wouldn’t be too upset if you had left overs because you could use them yourselves.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I’d be all about a nice homemande candle in a cute vintage cup. And I”d grab a few leftovers too 🙂
Post # 6
I would burn the candle and then toss the teacup after. Not a huge fan of teacups, but that’s just me!
Post # 7
This seems like the kind of unique favor that won’t be appreciated by everyone, but that will be very cool for those who do like it. Cookies or candy, on the other hand, are ok for just about everyone, but they’re not as special. So you might want to ask yourself whether you have enough guests who will appreciate it.
And if there are a ton left over, you can burn the candles and then have more cups for your collection!
Post # 8
People liked ours. We had a few extras and people took 2 and 3.
Post # 9
TwinkleBoss: I don’t know what we will do for favors yet, but I’m pretty adamant on not using anything that 1. has our names and wedding date on it; 2. has some cheesy love quote or pun and 3. is something that both genders can’t enjoy. For that reason, we’re ruled out candles, seed packets, and anything glassware. I was honestly thinking a nip with a hangover kit, done tastefully of course, or something sweet to eat.
I like your idea a lot, but it just seems more bridal shower than wedding favor.
Post # 10
TwinkleBoss: I’ve seen those vintage teacup candles, and they are adorable. I probably wouldn’t burn mine but rather display it so honestly I think just the teacup without the added work of making it into a candle would do just fine too.
Post # 11
I like the idea but then again, I’m kind of obsessed with candles, some other people might not want them
Post # 12
I would LOVE a candle favor! Much moreso than a food favor, because after eating all that food and cake, who needs more food?? The candle/cup would last longer and people would see them in their homes and remember your awesome night. I definitely vote for the candles.
Post # 13
TwinkleBoss: you know i would actually rather have a candle then food. why because i dont need to eat more. they are peoples favorite but candles come in handy. if you made them? even sweeter. the power goes out all the time here so i would def use it eventually!
Post # 14
Disappointed, because I thought this said “CANDIES”. I would personally rather have candy than a candle.
Post # 15
I would like them! But I like food favors, too.