Post # 1
Okay I need some honest advice….Girls what do you think.
Alright, we are having a Parisian inspired wedding. I have tried to incorporate something French into most of my planning, except for the main food entrees, because for the most part it is gross. We are having damask table runners and our table numbers are actually going to be pictures of different sites in Paris for each table.
So for the favors I thought it would be neat to have small petit fours dipped in white with a ‘G’ decorated on the top. They will be enclosed in a little 2 x 2 x 2 damask box with a ribbon. He thinks this is an awful idea because he said that we are offering our guests wedding cake and then giving them cake as a favor. Does anyone agree with this??? Or do you like the petit four idea.
Does anyone have any other suggestions.
Post # 3
Honestly? I think it’s a great idea that matches well with your theme. Sure, they’ll be having cake twice, but most people take favors home, and besides- DUH- it’s not even ABOUT the cake! It’s about the pretty little petit fours that match the theme of your wedding and are not only pretty but also tasty!
I could have voted Yes but I had to go with the Men don’t have a clue answer, because mostly I just feel like he’s missing the point!! Haha 🙂 Good luck!
Post # 4
I think you should give loaves of French bread. 🙂 Yum…
Post # 5
I think it’s a great idea. I can tell you that my guy would probably say the same as your guy, they don’t understand that wedding cake and petit fours are different….lol. Your guests will have something to take home in a box…they’re most likely not going to do what my parents used to when I was a kid…wrap a bunch of napkins over a slab of cake and bring it home for me. 🙂 And I think most people love edible favors.
Post # 6
I think edible favors are always the way to go. It’s not like you are asking them to eat the petit fours right then and there – they can take them home and enjoy them the next day! Your favors sound like a good idea to me.
Post # 7
I think it’s perfect for a Parisian wedding. And as someone who’d prefer something either practical or memorable as a favor, I’d love something I could eat — trust me, people are not going to complain ;)! Is he more against the idea of cake following cake or food in general? Because there are certainly other fabulous French food options for a favor — macarons come to mind, or little tartlettes. Ooh or how about a little le petit déjeuner box for your guests to enjoy the next morning? Some croissants or pain au chocolat with some coffee and instructions to make a cafe au lait with a Parisian inspired label? Shoot, I’m making myself super hungry now, haha.
Post # 8
My fiance is against the idea of cake, not so much the idea of food. Thank you to everyone who commented about the additional ideas. I particularly liked the little breakfast box for the next day, especially since we are getting married at a resort and a good portion of our guests will be staying.
Post # 9
Ooo, I LOVE the idea of croissants with chocolate for the morning!!!! Or even just a little tied up bag of chocolate and coffees. Then you don’t have to worry about the food going bad or somebody accidentally squishing your cute petite fours. I looked into them and they’re kinda pricey, too! But who doesn’t love chocolate + coffee? =]
Post # 10
Okay question ladies, because I am leaning towards the crossaint + coffee combo…but how do I keep the crossaint from getting stale from sitting out on all nite. Do you think if I used my food saver for the each set of two crossaints that would keep them moist overnight?
Post # 11
I still like the petit fours… I like the croissants and coffee but I have the same concern about them going stale. Are you by chance having a morning brunch after the wedding? it would be cool to serve croissants then.
Post # 12
Eh… I think there are things more Parisian than a petit four. (French food is very good- it’s not all fois gras and frogs legs. Heck, I only ate fois gras ONCE and I was there for 3 months!!)
Maybe you two could compromise. I think the damask box is cute, but instead of petit four, why don’t you do chocolate?
Mrs. Emerald used chocolate in the shape of the Eiffel Tower (here’s the link).
My favorite thing to eat in Paris was the bread. Ooooh- it was so good. But, it might not hold up, and I don’t know of any American bakerys that are as good!
You could give everyone a different pastry- OR you could set up a "Mr. & Mrs. Gammie pâtisserie" and have different pastries and sweets in the boxes and let everyone choose what they want.
Ooooh- I want to go back now 🙁