(Closed) Are these favors lame?

posted 5 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Which one would YOU like as a guest?
    Biscotti! : (51 votes)
    71 %
    Hershey's kisses! : (11 votes)
    15 %
    Neither, they're both lame ideas. : (10 votes)
    14 %
    Let me give you a better suggestion (comment below) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I think the biscotti is a good idea since it fits into your theme. 

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Have you ever made biscotti yourself? My FH actually made a bunch one day and it was wonderful. He had never made it before. It would save you some money if you are on a budget but if you dont want to spend the time then thats understandable.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I voted for the biscotti!!

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    biscotti. hersheys is an abomination against chocolate. in fact, i don’t think you can even call it chocolate. down with hersheys!!

    biscotti is a cute idea tho

    Post # 8
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    195 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I think, if you were to go between the two options, the biscotti would be a wonderful choice, especially considering that it fits into your theme.

     

    Post # 9
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @thisorderistall:  Biscotti is super cheap (unless you’re using certain nuts) and easy to make (you do have to bake it twice and it takes a little time, but I think it’s easier than a pie).  Then just get celophane or glassine bags for pretzel rods.  You could even dip them in chocolate if your budget allows.

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @housebee:  +1 this is a DIY. buying food online from sites like etsy makes me nervous. Do they have their kitchen inspected by the board of health? Do they have a food business license? Are they food safe certified? Are they allowed to ship food? Idk, there are just too many questions for me.

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Also, if I may suggest a third option, just as a potential possibility?

     

    Last year my mom got remarried, and she asked me to make little wedding favors for her. We were on a tight budget, and she didn’t want to spend more than $150. She had about 70 guests.

     

    I decided to make soap favours, using melt and pour glycerin soap.

    It was extremely time consuming, but they turned out super cute! Each favour included 2 heart shaped soaps (white and pink), and a sample (about 150grams) of rose-petal bath salts. Everything was sccented with Rose Geranium essential oil. I then wrapped up the little guys in a see through cellophane, and tied a ribbon around it.

    Soap molds – I got it at Michaels Arts and Crafts.

    Soap Material and Ingredients – I purchased it at New Direction Aromatics website (I bought Melt and Pour soap). This website is wonderful for ingredients for making your own bath and beauty products!

    Bath Salts – I got at walmart

    Rose Petals – free, I just saved the roses that I received on special occasions, and I dried them up.

    Package material – Dollarama. I got the see through cellophane, mini organza bags, and the ribbons!

    The whole thing cost me $130!!! Yes, it is extreeeemly time consuming, but SUCH a fun experience, and the guests really appreciated it!

    You can also include a little note with each gift. I bought some pink paper at Dollarama, and made a business cardtemplate on Microsoft Word. Then I printed out the ingradient list, and a little note saying that it is homemade, with love. I hole-pûnched a hole in the corner of each card and tied the ribbon through it.

     

    Just an idea for inspiration 🙂

     

     

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I agree with a previous poster that buying food online is a little nerve wracking. Consider going to Costco, and purchasing biscotti in large quantities! You can buy a whole package of it (in the fresh bakery section) for around $15. Then just go to dollarama and purchase the cellophane wrap, cut it to size, and put one or two biscotties in it. Finish it with a pretty ribbon that matches your wedding theme (Dollarama has tons of different ribbons, in all shapes, sizes and colors)

     

    🙂

    Post # 13
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Another vote for biscotti over here!

    Post # 14
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I say, pick a favor that is a favorite snack of you or the groom.  We are doing popcorn.  We are tight on budget.  Popcorn is cheap!  And my fiance is famous for eating a bag of popcorn a day.  Everyone knows it’s his obsession.  We are making a custom flavor to drizzle on the corn. You can make drizzle from jello or make your own carmel for cheap.  It’s mostly sugar. 

    But if you’re set on theme – do the Biscotti and I bump the Costco option.  Most people probably won’t appreciate the difference of home made vs. purchased.

    I asked a girlfriend, who is from a very Italian family, and she says Jordan almonds and Amorini candies are always at Italian weddings.  Jordan almonds can be decent priced in bulk, especially after Easter.  And Amorini candies sound cute – heart shaped chocolates dipped in colorful candy coating.

     

     

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee

    Have you thought about a donation to your favorite charity to honor your guests? You can donate as much as you can afford (and its usually tax deductible).

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