(Closed) Favors

posted 10 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

We’re doing petit fours that are flavored to mimic a dessert we had right after we got engaged.  (Almond and cherry, mmmmmm.) 

Can’t help you much with the place holders.  We’re doing pretty standard stuff there.  🙁

Post # 4
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Our good friend is baking cookies for our reception (we’re having a really laid back ceremony and reception with only cookies, different kinds of cake and pie, and coffee/tea). She’s going to make a different kind of cookie for us to use as favors. I’ve written a note about how love is celebrated in lofty moments like these, but truly lived through the day in and day out mundain moments and that I hope with this cookie, they will take with them the love and comittment celebrated in the lofty moment into their every day lives.

Sorry, I can’t help you with the seating cards. But I would think about your themes and see what you can find there. If you want to post a little more about your themes and/or colors and whatnot, we might be able to suggests some things we’ve seen.

Good luck!!!

Post # 5
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

We are doing baby succulent plants in mini containers. The lady at the farmers market that I am going to order from said that she can do 40 different kinds of succulents so each guest will have different variety.

Post # 6
236 posts
Helper bee

We were going to do jars of homemade pickles but decided to just have a pickle bar (odd I know but our friends and family love our pickles and it sort of goes with our summer at the beach/farm theme).  Now we are thinking of doing litllet tin pails of pansies or herbs for proplr to take with them… They also double as a floral arrangement for the table with our centerpiece being Lighthouse my Fiance is making.  We figure that if people don’t want them we can plant them in our garden, the pansies for the look and the herbs for the kitchen/look.

Post # 7
236 posts
Helper bee

Oh, and for seating cards we are doing cocktail umbrellas or little nautical flags set into a sand tray. We will put tags shaped like a sand shovel on each of the little buckets for the place cards.

Post # 8
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

We wanted our guests to walk away with something useful, so we did "Prom Pictures".  We had a separate photographer set up during the cocktail hour and reception taking pictures of each of our guests/couples. 

The photog printed the 4×6 pics on a high-quality printer, put them in silver frames we provided, and set them out on a table near the exits for people to pick up on their way out.

Weddings give people a reason to get dressed up, but they rarely get a nice, professional picture of themselves in their party attire.  We’re pleased to say that many of our friends have that shot displayed in their homes/offices because it’s the one nice, recent picture they have.  I always recognize the frames when I see it, and it makes me smile.

Post # 9
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

We’re having buttons made from the image on our vintage postcard save-the-date.  It is really cheap and super fun.  Check out Busy Beaver Buttons:


We’ll put them out in a bowl with a card holder with our original save the date and instructions beside it. 

(P.S. on the smaller buttons, a pretty straightforward graphic and no text looks best)

Post # 10
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Favors = Glass coaster that says LOVE on it, with chocolate foiled covered hearts in a tulle bag. A tag hanging on it that says:

All you need is love (and chocolate) 

I will also have a buffett of sorts with flavord popcorn, nuts and cookies individually wraped in cello bags with our lable (sticker) on the bags.


As for fun place card holders, we say it where people were using wine corks to hold the card. Laid on it’s long side with a small piece shaved off the bottom so it would lay flat and a slit in the top to hold the card.

You just have to soak them to celan them up a bit before using them.

Enlist family and friends to hang onto theirs as well so you don’t have to drink 100 bottles before you’re big day…lol 

Post # 11
14 posts
  • Wedding: November 2008

My friend did an awesome (and inexpensive) favor for her spring wedding — she put flower bulbs inside small burlap sacks, tied with a pretty ribbon and the cardstock logo and stuffed the sacks with this kind of shredded tan paper stuff. OK, it looks better than I can make it sound. But for a spring "english garden" themed wedding, a very nice idea. i bought a little pot for mine and plan to plant it this week!

Post # 12
95 posts
Worker bee

We’re growing evergreen seedings (and if they don’t grow by the fall we’re going to buy them already grown!). We wanted to give people something that we created together and we love the idea that we’re also helping the environment. I like the idea of a gift that people will actually keep (not just eat) although eating is good too – so I’m making chocolate fudge and packaging it in small chinese take-out boxes for those who want a little something sweet!

For placecard holders we are writing people’s names on small cards and attaching it with ribbon around voltive candles holders which will be lit on the tables. They’ll serve as decoration, placecard holders, and a take-away gift.

so I guess we’re actually giving 3 favors… eeek! two of which are homemade, so it’s really not costing us much.

Post # 13
67 posts
Worker bee

since i am a barista, chocolate covered espresso beans and other assorted chocolates in a little box!

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