Post # 1
If you’re Asian (and maybe even if you’re not), you probably know what sriracha (Thai chili sauce) and hoisin sauce (Chinese sweet bbq sauce) are. Well, my fiancé and I are kinda like sriracha and hoisin sauce… He loves spicy stuff, I love sweet stuff. He’s hot-tempered and spontaneous, I’m optimistic and even-tempered. So, I had an idea! What if we have mini bottles of sriracha and hoisin sauce as favors?? Well it turns out there aren’t really any out there we can just buy. But there are places that sell mini glass bottles (I’m thinking 2 to 5 oz… not sure yet), then we can buy a ton of sriracha and hoisin sauce and spend a day redistributing all the sauce into the little bottles. My brother, who is designing all of our stationery etc, can design some fun, chic labels. I’m thinking the sriracha will say “SPICY” real big and the hoisin will say “SWEET” – very modern and stylish, and we might also include a brief cute explanation of the significance of the sauces and how one is my fave and the other is his fave. I like that it’s something very personal and unique to us, and most of the people at our wedding will be Vietnamese so they’ll know what it is. And I love anything mini, especially mini bottles. What do you think of this idea?? Would love your honest opinions if you think this could work, or if you think I’m crazy!
Post # 3
@anuicupcake: This is a great idea! I love it when someone thinks of something creative and unique. However, coming from a vietnamese family and giving small bottles of sriracha and hoisen sauces as gifts.. they may not understand the meaning behind it.. instead, they might think its a bit crazy to give out sauces as gifts. I’m just putting myself in my family’s shoes.. they would think i’m weird for passing out the bottle of sauces as gifts.
I do honestly love this creativity and the meaning behind it if your wedding is very americanized.
Post # 4
can i come to your wedding? i would definitely snatch this favor and remember to take it home. and possibly try my hand at snagging another. lol. this is a great and original favor idea!
i don’t know how many people might be flying in, but i’d keep the bottles to the 3oz rule in case people are carrying on luggage!
Post # 5
I love the idea! Now I want pho. 🙂
Post # 6
I’m not having a super “Americanized” wedding – I’ll be doing all the Vietnamese traditions that make my parents happy, but I’m also trying to make everything else as unique/untraditional as possible. I figured the sriracha/hoisin favors would be a good middle ground – sauces that Vietnamese people are familiar with and are personal to us, but they’ll be stylish, modern, and unique in presentation. I hope people won’t think it’s weird, since they see these sauces all the time!
Great point about the travel sizes. The bottle I really like is 1.7oz so we’re good!
I know, right?!
Post # 7
This is a great idea for favors! I totally love the meaning behind it as well as the actual products. One of my favorite purchases ever has been a tiny bottle of Texas Pete hot sauce that I carry around in my purse and refill periodically, so I would definitely love your 2 types of Asian condiments.
Post # 8
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That’s super cute! I like it a lot.
Post # 9
I’m all for it!
At first i was like eh…I’m not sure what your guest demographic was and if they would enjoy siracha and hoison sauce.
But I think it’s really cute and a great idea!
Do you live near a chinatown? Try going to a restaurant supplier or big supermarket and buy it in huge jugs. Hoison you def can but not sure if I’ve seen Siracha in big jugs before.
Post # 13
i think it’s a cute idea. if i went to a wedding and the couple did that, i would love it!
Post # 14
it’s cute..i think it’s totally unique and people will have a good laugh at it even if they think it’s weird… 🙂 You might want to point them to the nearest pho place after..cuz everyone will probably want some after
Post # 15
I just noticed this topic got a few more comments… My fiance has actually nixed the sriracha/hoisin favor. I don’t think he could visualize how cute and cool it could look, and not like some oddity. He now wants to go with bride and groom cake balls, mainly because one of our friends is on a huge cake ball kick and volunteered to make them for our favors. I do think people would be kinda delighted by how cute it is, but it’s just not as unique to us, which is what I’m disappointed by. I mean, that could be any bride and any groom. Of course, I do love cake balls and they are cute, so it could be worse. What do you all think?
Post # 16
Cake balls are cute and honestly, I was worried about how messy it would be to transfer hoisin sauce to smaller jars. 🙂