- 1 year ago
I’ve posted about our wedding several times here so I’ll reiterate only briefly: we’re getting married on Oahu, in Hawaii, this July. We have approximately 100 guests attending our wedding, and we’re hosting several (optional) additional activites for guests to join if they please: a welcome cocktail, a surfing lesson and a morning after brunch.
I’m trying to figure out what to do for wedding favours, and had the idea of giving each guest a little pot of local honey with a honey dipper. I love honey, and so does my Fiance, it comes from Hawaii, and it is honestly some of the best honey I’ve ever had! The packaging is so beautiful, too:
I ran the idea past my mother, and she liked it, but said that she was concerned that the favour “wasn’t enough”. She suggested I give multiple favours: a picture frame, maybe some jordan almonds, and the honey. I love that my mom wants to make very sure that our guests feel appreciated, but I also feel like it might be awkward to be throwing so many things at people. (Also, do my guests really want a picture of Fiance and I? … I personally don’t think so, although I guess they could use the frame..)
At the wedding, we will also be giving buri fans to everybody to use during the ceremony and bring home. So our guests will be getting buri fans, and honey… would you add more? And if so, what would your suggestions be?
I truly do think that this is enough, but I don’t want to come across unappreciative, especially because it is a destination wedding. I have been at weddings with no favours, wedding with DIY candy bar bags as favours and weddings that gave away beautiful Riedel stemware as favours — I was a completely happy guest and enjoyed every single one of these weddings without really noting what they did/didn’t give. My mom is genuinely concerned though, so I thought I would run it by you to see what you think.
Thanks as always for your help, bees! How brides plan their weddings without being a part of this amazing community is completely beyond me.