(Closed) Edible Favors—Need honest opinion

posted 6 years ago in Favors
  • poll: What should I do for favors?
    Mini Lasagna--the dish that started it all : (19 votes)
    37 %
    Calla Lily Coasters--stick with the wedding theme : (14 votes)
    27 %
    Nothing--favors probably wont be missed : (18 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think the lasagna idea is really cute, but my concern is them being out for the whole reception and freshness. Along with travel for people after reception or the following day, so as cute as it is I wonder about Practicality. 

    Post # 4
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I voted for lasagnas, because I’m a sucker for a cute story, but how practical is it to make a bunch of mini lasagnas so close to the wedding?  If you don’t have a ton of other projects and you and Fiance are up to making a bunch of lasagnas, I say do it!  

    Or you could print tags with the story and the recipe attached to mini jars of sauce or something else lasagna-y that isn’t quite as much work as making lasagnas.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think that the lasagna with the story about it’s significance is PERFECT. That being said, you would need to refrigerate them, and they would have to be stored afterwards to be kept fresh (OOT guests might not have that chance). What about what the PP said about sauce or something else lasagna related?

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    The lasagna idea is cute. Normally I totally agree that edible makes the best favors.

    However, I jut wanted to mention that we recieved coasters as a fvor from one wding, and my family still uses them 6 years later

    Post # 7
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    The idea is great (like, really great), I just don’t know about the execution. They’ll need to be refridgerated so they don’t turn into nasty piles of mush. I like the idea of doing a jar of homemade sauce with the lasagna recipe that way the favors have some kind of shelf life. However, if you can figure out a way to refridgerate them before your guests take them then I would go with the already made lasagnas. 

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I love the significance of the lasagna.  It’s why I chose to make pumpkin pies for our favors.  Like other PPs, my only concern is the freshness, practicality, etc.

    The coaster idea is a great one as well and it’s what I voted for.

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Okay I love the significance but don’t like the execution… so how about doing a jar of sauce with the recipe for the lasagna? 

    Also I have to admit that I don’t like the calla coasters at all.  I would probably leave those at the table. 

    Don’t reach too far for this – if nothing truly speaks to you, just don’t do favors.  Or do a donation to a food pantry or a church that does lasagna dinners or a pet rescue or something else.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I would throw those coasters away (or donate) in a matter of weeks. PS. what’s the point of a class coaster anyway? Doesn’t really solve the whole wet glass problem.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @KristenGotMarried:  “Okay I love the significance but don’t like the execution… so how about doing a jar of sauce with the recipe for the lasagna?”

    Ditto.  And add a blurb about how lasagna “started it all”.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    it’s a really cute idea especially with the note attached but i would be very cautious about something that must be kept refrigerated.  not all guests will be leaving at the same time so how will you distribute them?  you can’t leave them on a table for everyone to take.  even if they are in a cooler box, how can you be sure that your guests will go right home and refrigerate and not forget it in the car.  maybe if you had a special cooler pouch for each individual lasagna to stay cold during transport home.

    i hate to be the voice of reason but they can only be left out for a maximum of 1-2 hours. Leaving food out too long at room temperature can cause bacteria (Salmonella , E coli ) to grow to dangerous levels that can cause illness. Bacteria grows most rapidly in the range of temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F, doubling in number in as little as 20 minutes.

    Again, it’s a really great idea.  i love personal touches like this.   just make sure that you consider the safe food handling.  you don’t want your guests to get ill.

     

     

     

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My suggestion would be just to print up the recipe on cute cards. Cheap, won’t go bad, won’t take up room in people’s luggage. I would actually love a recipe as a favor; I’d prefer that to mini lasagnas or those coasters, which aren’t my taste.

    Post # 14
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @mrsSonthebeach:  the point of coasters is to protect your furniture. If the wet glass is on a coaster, it’s NOT on your furniture.

    Post # 15
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @FutureMrsEAG:  I love your idea ~ but how about making a cake or tray bake that looks like lasagne …. Or home made candy ?? X

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I love the idea of printing up his recipe and tying it to an apron or spatula or something. Giving away lasagnes is a food safety nightmare and those coasters look really old-fashioned to me (and glass coasters are such a pain to keep clean IMO). 

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