(Closed) Fall favors

posted 6 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think it’s fine but don’t be surprised if some people leave theirs behind. I went to a wedding years ago where the couple gave pumpkins as their favors. I’d say probably half of the guests left theirs. However, I’ve found that this is the case for most favors that aren’t edible. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@LittleMissPolkaDot: I do think that some guests would leave them behind even though I think it’s a cute idea! I’m getting married in the fall as well and i was thinking of doing maple candies, candy apples or packets or hot cocoa/cider.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@LittleMissPolkaDot: I think it’s a cute idea, I’ve never seen a white pumpkin! But I agree with PPs that some people will probably leave them behind. We decided not to do favors and make a donation in lieu of them. But originally, I was going to do little bottles of a locally made maple syrup or a hot chocolate mix in a little bottle for each guest.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@SweetVanity: I was thinking about doing the syrup too!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@FutureMrs86: I think they’re a great idea! If we were to do favors, it would definitely be something edible. That way people can still enjoy them and I didn’t spend money on something that would be left behind or thrown out!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@FutureMrs86 & @SweetVanity: We gave our guests orchard fresh mini apple pies and they were a HUGE hit. So much so that we’re still getting raves about them 3 months later! They were made fresh the day before our wedding from a local orchard. Considering we had a fall themed wedding and we live in apple orchard country (i.e. Upstate,NY) we thought it was an appropriate favor. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think there are other, better fall ideas out there. What is the guest supposed to do with the small pumpkin, use it as a decoration? Usually you need a few pumpkins to do any real decorating, you wouldn’t just set a pumpkin on a shelf and call it done. Just my two cents. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@UpstateCait: That’s so cool! I think we’re going to use apples in our centerpieces, so maybe the guests will take them! I don’t wanna end up with 100 apples!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I do think it’s a cute idea…but I’d be a little like, “uhh, what do I do with this?” I think doing an edible favor is ideal. You could always do a small pumpkin and an inexpensive edible favor, like this one: http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/diy-hot-cocoa-cones

Good luck!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Cute but like some of the PPs said, not everyone will be eager to take home a pumpkin favor.  I was thinking candy apples.  Our e-pics were taken on an apple orchard.  I saw someone mention maple syrup, and coming from a long line of VT farmers that just might be perfect. 

Post # 13
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1111 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I plan on making homemade caramels for our favors.

I think the white pumpkin is a cute idea and as a guest, I would take mine home because I personally like to decorate with gourds during fall – BUT, I agree with PPs that a lot (even most) guests will probably leave theirs behind.  I would choose something different, and preferably something edible.  Those seem to be the most well-liked favors, and the ones that don’t go to waste.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2022

I’m doing a selection of candy,caramel,chocolate covered apples

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