Post # 1
Well, the wedding is about 5 1/2 months away and we’re still on the fence about the favors. I like the idea of edible favors (chocolate, cookie mix, candy buffet, etc.) but the fiance is worried that won’t be “enough.” We both want something that either is eco-friendly or ties in with the White Mountains, as we’re getting married in a Greenhouse in the middle of the woods.
I like these: http://www.winnipesaukeechocolates.com/pages/White%20Mountains%20Chocolate%20Bars.html
Each flavor of chocolate is named for a mountain in the Whites (they also have Lakes region chocolates, near our wedding venue as well); I like that they are delicious AND tie into our venue…but there is a possibility that Sept 8 can be hot OR cold, meaning that they might get melty. Not good 🙁
The fiance is leaning more this way: http://www.nhmade.com/nhstore/index.cfm/product/5/etched-crystal-shot-glass-by-american-crystalworks.cfm
But I don’t want to force people to have more crap they won’t use (we have WAY too much crap and don’t want to contribute to anyone else’s horde.)
We can’t afford both, so we’re negotiating. Any opinions, fellow bees?
Post # 3
I always prefer edible favors, but that’s just because I love chocolate- You could also consider candy apples, or maple syrup- maybe less likely to melt, but still very New Husband (I grew up there…)
Post # 4
You’ll probably find that edible favors will be the most popular, especially amongst us bees. People will leave “stuff” they don’t like or don’t want to take home, but they’ll eat or save for later something yummy.
We considered chocolate, but went with maple drops instead (maple sugar hard candy, basically). Things that can break easily (like glass) are difficult to travel with if your guests are from Out of Town, and as you said, chocolate melts easily.
Given your choices, I’d still go with sweet & yummy as opposed to, well, useless. What will your older guests do with a shot glass? And what would you rather deal with as “leftovers”? We got to enjoy our extra candies all winter long 😀
Post # 5
Yeah, I don’t think I’d go with a shot glass. It might be a fun memento, but some people who don’t drink might not be interested. Also, all of my shot glasses that I’ve been given as gifts, souvenirs, gags, etc just sit in a cabinet and rarely come out since I don’t drink much. I would definitely go with something edible!
Post # 6
Thanks for the insight! There is actually a little chocoloate shop up the street from us that does maple candies, so that is also on the table.
Now I’m hungry for one of those chocolates! 🙂
Post # 7
If I had to pick a favor, I would pick something edible. Most non-edible favors go into the thrift shop donation box as soon as I get home from the wedding.
Having said that, I also think most edible favors are a complete waste of time and money. Do you honestly thank that I, as a guest, feel that my attendance at your wedding is more appreciated by you because you give me a chocolate or a few almonds?
Just thank me for my support and attendance in the groom’s speech.
Post # 8
@julies1949: I’m definitly doing a thank you speech….and cards!!!
But I’m probley going to do an edible favor, like mints maybe. Alot of our desert table is going to be chocolate, so I thought a cute little box with some mints or something. Or is that totally lame??
Post # 9
I would choose something edible too 🙂
Post # 10
I think the edible sounds nice. I would just be worried about the heat too. I have a friend who was married in September and had M&M’s at the wedding as part of the candy bar. They had to transport them with ice packs, and keep them cool for weeks before the wedding. She said it was a huge pain and she would never have done that again.
As much as I would love your idea, I might opt for something edible that is not meltable.
Another thing you might consider is a small plant that it native to that area. We did plants for our favors. Only two were left. One was my grandma’s. One was my brothers. And they both told me the left them and asked if I had more because they wanted them. I think they were well liked. It is nice to see them at our friend’s houses when we go too.
Post # 11
Definetly edible. We are getting our favorite truffles from a candy shop in Littleton, New Husband. I love the hard candy maple leaves.