Post # 1
Hello New Husband Brides,
I’m trying to decide on wedding favors. Our wedding is just a few months away and I’m having a hard time deciding on any. I would really love something unique and personalized… Does anyone have any ideas they’d like to share?
Thank you for any insight. 🙂 -L
Post # 3
Maybe you could share something about your wedding?
Post # 4
I am not a New Husband bride, but I am doing several favors, so I though I would share.
- candy/cookie bar
- Madagasca vanilla bean vanilla made with rum
- Madagasca vanilla bean vanilla made with vodka
- Madagasca vanilla bean vanilla sugar
With the time you have left until your wedding you probably couldn’t do the vanilla favors because for the best vanilla, you need a good six months, but you could do the candy/cookie bar or the vanilla sugar. The sugar takes about two weeks for good flavor. To make it, just combine 1 vanilla bean with every 2 cups of sugar and store in an airtight container for 2 weeks and then transfer to your favor jars.
Post # 5
I also forgot to add, we are also making crackers. You can find the instructions here:
Post # 6
Yes–any more details on the wedding itself? You could do local jams, apple butter, honey, pancake mix/syrup, Van Otis chocolates…. But I’m not sure what you’re looking for? (And congratulations!)
Post # 7
I’m doing wine with custom personalized labels I designed!
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Post # 9
We did mercury glass Christmas ornaments or votive holders depending on their faith.
Post # 10
we’re doing shot glasses with a design I made for the wedding. (a tribal two-headed ax and a tribal rose wrapping around the ax) We’re having them made at discountmugs.com I’ve already talked to a customer service rep and they were REALLY helpful! (of course, we’re not ordering them until closer to the wedding, but that’s one less thing I have to stress over, lol).
We WERE going to do candy containers with personalized stickers (again, my design) but I found the shot glasses for almost the same price (they’re actually cheaper!).
For the kids that’ll be there, we’ll be getting little treasure chests from Oriental Trading and putting dice in them. For the youngsters too little for dice, I’m making stuffed dragons (will probably end up making a slew of ’em just ’cause, lol).
the theme is fantasy and my Fiance and I are gamers and so are a bunch others who’ll be there. and, besides, what kid DOESN’T like playing with dice?!??
Post # 11
Candy buffets are always a huge hit. The guests love them and it brings back all those childhood memories. Who wouldn’t like to be a kid in a candy store. Also, we have done several wedding with mini-pie favors. You can do one pie per couple. When we do ours, we put them in a beautiful white box with a ribbon and tag or flower on the front. We also include a knife and fork (or 2) if per couple. We have had people tell us that they have eaten them on the way home or back at their hotel.
Post # 12
We are doing hang over kits. It’s a little organza bag with Advil, alkaseltzer, ear plugs, and a little thank you card. It’s attache’s to a Poland spring bottle. Came to $.70/person. eBay and amazon are great for this one.