Post # 1
Our original plan was to give out little seedlings at the Reception, but because we’re trying to have a budget wedding the $1.25 before shipping and taxes adds up to a lot more than we’re willing to spend. 100-120 guests
I’ve just bought a box of 100 bubbles from Michaels using a 40% off coupon and plan to put a note on them saying
“Blow bubbles of good wishes
for the New Mr. and Mrs.” (found on a random search awhile ago somewhere on line)
and tying them with the pink ribbon I bought on sale as well.
I’d like to still give a favor at the reception on their tables. I think it’ll help to go with the decor since we don’t plan on adding much to the hotels reception package.
We’re thinking of wrapping 3 or 5 Hershey’s kisses in a piece of Tulle tied with more ribbon.
What do you think about 2 favors? Would you consider the bubbles your favor when you picked it up at the church and be surprised by the additional favor at the reception?
Do brides usually still do a favor when they do bubbles?
Should bubbles ever be considered a favor?
Please share your thoughts.
Post # 3
I have bubbles, hockey pucks, and pillows of mints.
EDIT: I’ve been to a wedding where the only favors were bubbles, and it was actually cute 🙂
Post # 4
I’m not sure if I would consider the bubbles a favor, because you use them all up then your throw the bottle away. I think the Hershey kisses would be fine. My cousin actually used this for her wedding, she put them in a plastic spoon, wrapped them in tulle and had a tag that said “A spoonful of kisses from the Mr. and Mrs.”
Post # 5
The bubbles should be fine, if you want to just give those. Did you check with your venue to see if you can use bubbles? We can’t at ours, that is why I am asking. Also, you might want to keep an eye on the bubbles; they will evaporate over time, so you will want to check them before you give them out at your wedding.
We are giving quite a few of what others may view as favors, so if you want to do two that would be okay too.
Post # 6
I wouldn’t consider bubbles a favor, really. Other than your wedding, what other use would adults have for bubbles? I would see it as something to be used at the reception, but not something to bring home, which is what i consider a favor to be.
Post # 7
i don’t think we’re going to do favors at all, so i’m sure you’d be fine with just bubbles!
Post # 8
I don’t consider bubbles a favor, personally. I consider it something you want people to do for a cute picture.
A favor to me is a thank you for coming to our wedding, here’s a little something cute for you to take home. Which, technically could be a bottle of bubbles… but it seems a little childish for the purpose of a favor.
I’m also in the camp that doesn’t think you NEED favors, so, perhaps that also is part of my slant.
I think if the candy wrapped up will add to your decor, it’s a super cute idea. I’d kind of want more than 3-5 kisses, though….
Post # 9
I would not consider the bottle of bubbles to be a favor.
Post # 10
@noritake22: Thanks for the heads up, I checked with my onsite coordinator and she says they have no regulations against them. I know the church will be okay because we used them at my cousins wedding 3 years ago.
We’re leaning towards kisses or other candy right now.
I’m thinking we’ll go to the Bulk Barn after Valentines Day and buy the amount we need wrapped in pink foil on sale. If they run out, we’ll still get the originals.
thanks for your thoughts Ladies!
Post # 11
I saw somewhere that a bride had favours that was a mini terracotta pot with some fake grass in it and two hershey kisses in it and a sign saying something cute like “plant a kiss” It was a very neat idea but might not be as budget friendly as you would like, she said it came out to be $1 per guest. Maybe you can still do it but leave the pot out of it. I saw in Martha Stewart that there was chocolate pudding in clear cups and cookie crumbs on top to look like dirt, with a little wooden spoon poking out of it and you can put a hershey kiss on top and write a cute saying on the stick.
Post # 12
I wouldn’t consider bubbles a favor.
Post # 13
I’m not a fan of bubbles for a favor. But I do love the candy idea!
Post # 14
I don’t think of bubbles as a favor but I agree with some others that you don’t need a favor at all. If you want something to decorate the tables then candy is a great idea because that is considered a favor and buying in bulk will save money.
Post # 15
Bubbles are definitely not a favor. I think that favors are necessary because you need to show appreciation that your guests gave up their weekend, bought you a wedding present, bought a new outfit, traveled, paid for a hotel room etc to make your day special. Favors don’t have to be expensive, just thoughtful. Homemade is the way to go if you don’t have a lot of money. My friend was on a tight budget and was just planning on sprinkling Hershey kisses on the table as favors, but the bridesmaids all got together and made cute packages for them in her wedding colors to make it special- and it really brightened up the room. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from a family member or friend if you need it. Your Great Aunt Helga might be thrilled and honored to make cookies or jam for your favors. And a cute package or a handmade note can elevate something cheap and ordinary to something really memorable. I am attaching a couple of pdf files with packaging ideas for candy that you can make rather inexpensively.
Post # 16
Huh, it won’t let me upload pdfs apparently, so you can’t see all of my awesome pictures. Oh well! Here’s a picture of the tissue paper packages we made for my friend’s Hershey Kisses. Took us an afternoon to do for 150 people, it was really cheap, and it was a lot of fun!
There are TONS of packaging ideas on the web that are really nice and easy to make.