Post # 16
Have you actually googled Coffee freshness? Because I just did and plenty of stuff pops up including how long coffee keeps after you open it.
IMO if you’re just buying a bunch of costco coffee anyway it’s all going to taste the same no matter what point you package it at, it’s not like you’re buying speciality beans that must be fresh and consumed 4.5623 days and two seconds for optimal taste. It’s costco coffee, it’ll be fine. Most people have those cans for a month or longer.
Post # 17
I agree with ladyvk : since it is just Costco coffee, make them up whenever and put them in the freezer. But I also agree with PP that chocolate covered espresso beans would be a better option. If you were doing a local coffee brewer, that would be a cool favor, but if it is just costco coffee, why not put that in the welcome bags at the hotels and do some chocolate covered espresso beans as the favor at the wedding?
Post # 18
gunnabamissus : well you wrote “HIS favorite pick me up and HER favorite wind down” so no that’s not a choice
Eta: I saw your update that the his and hers is a reference to the bride and groom but that’s not how I nor a lot of other bees took it so I think some of your guests may feel the same. I would leave that reference off because I definitely was thinking why do you assume guys want coffee and girls want bath salts
Post # 19
- Wedding: August 2019 - City, State
buzzerbeater : That wording is just for the signage of the favors and they are meant to represent the BRIDE & GROOM. Not the guests.
The GROOMS favorite pick me up. The BRIDES favorite way to wind down. Does that wording make you happier?
It is absolutely a choice and a sign shouldn’t stop anyone anyway. It’s just a sign.
Just saw your edit. It may not make sense just seeing the words typed on a screen, but on a large chalkboard sign with a bride and groom drawn on them will make much more sense to guests. I doubt there will be any confusion.
Post # 20
Horseradish : Seconding this idea. I’m afraid that loose grounds will just be tossed in the trash. That’s what I’d be doing.
Post # 21
I’ve seen the coffee favors before and thought it was a cute/useful idea! Favors are so tough to choose something useful and also to plan the time to put them together, as you said. I feel like I’d look at the rest of your list and see what will be left 1 week before the wedding. It may feel a little stressful waiting, especially since your goal is to work on the DIY stuff right now, but I’d hate for you to put in all the effort now and the coffee not be what you would like it to be for your guests. Especially since your goal is clearly for your favors to be usable 🙂 Id say wait the week before, call up a bridesmaid, get a bottle of wine and jar beans :p
Post # 22
My friend did coffee beans for her wedding. She got them from a local roaster and we packaged them in plastic and then burlap- like the bags the beans come in. I think we did it about a month ahead of time and they were fine. I think it was cowboy coffee and she was having a ranch wedding.
As for ground coffee- mine at home has been open for at least a month and I was happy to drink it this morning.
Post # 23
For what it’s worth, I also had the impression that you were intending for female guests to pick up the bath salt favor and for the male guests to take home the coffee. Maybe branding them as “John’s favorite pick me up” and “Janet’s favorite way to wind down”? rather than “His” vs “Hers”?
My SO is the coffee snob in our house, I’ll ask if she has any opinions on how far in advance you could grind the beans and package up the coffee. (I’m the tea snob!).
And I know you don’t want to change your favor, but the fact you’re doing coffee and bath salts reminder me of a coffee body scrub I was once given. Really lovely stuff! Wanted to mention that here in case it gave anyone any ideas for favors or for what to do with coffee they won’t drink!
Post # 24
I agree about the chocolate coffee bean idea instead of just giving guests coffee. Especially since it’s just costco coffee. I’m a coffee snob and so is my husband so I wouldn’t take it. Plus a lot of people have a favorite type of coffee or only use pods, etc.
Post # 25
I spoke to Darling Husband and we think like PP have said it will probably be fine if done the week before.
I also wanted to apologise for coming across as snarky. I do think both your ideas are great. And as someone who bathes regularly (like I never shower) I would enjoy both. We just got loads of flack for ours so thought I’d mention it. We ended up changing them too.
I also went to a wedding where only men were allowed the His drink and vice versa, but that’s another story.
Post # 26
gunnabamissus : I don’t know why people are getting so hung up on the his and hers thing. That’s such a common thing that in no way prohibits anyone from either gender taking the other option. Maybe some of the bees here need to drink some of that coffee you will be packaging to wake up a bit more. 😉
Post # 27
A few things to add –
I don’t get the gripe with the his & hers thing. There are often his & hers signature drinks. Anyone can drink either, its just a way to have pre-made items available!
Also, with the coffee, you have to consider that guests aren’t going to be drinking the coffee AT the wedding or even likely the next day. So if you pack it a month advance, sure someone has had their coffee grounds on the counter for a month and drink it on day 31 its ok. But now the guests are RECEIVING the coffee on day 31, and not drinking it until when, maybe the weekend after? 38? The weekend after? 45? By packing it as close to when you’re giving it at least that prolongs how long the guests have to enjoy it. So you’re trying to save yourself a few hours and possibly by the time guests open it up it’s already stale.