Post # 1
So I’m trying to figure out favors for my wedding – this being less than two weeks before the big day (i know i know… i win queen of procrastination award…)
I’m considering making little birdsnest favors such as these: http://www.beau-coup.com/mini-birds-nest.htm with some Jordan Almonds.
Well so my mom thinks that some people won’t like the almonds (herself included) – really she doesn’t like the idea and thinks it’s tacky, but who cares, right? — I have somewhat of a bird/nature motif going on so it matches perfectly.
SO my Question… Should I buy as many favors as I have guests? Have you found that every guest takes a favor at your wedding or that you have a lot of leftovers? I have 132 guests coming and these are sold in multiples of 12 which is perfect, but I really don’t want to be stuck with leftovers…
If you have any other ideas for last minute favors they’ll be greatly appreciated!!
Post # 3
I did not purchase favors for every person attending. I am giving one per couple/per family. Really, who needs 4 of everything if they live together? Or at least that’s my justification! I like the bird’s nests! They’re really neat!
Post # 4
Not to be all weird and germophobe, but are the almonds going to be rolling around loose in the nests? Won’t they fall out in transit unless you wrap them?
Maybe you could get larger nests (1 or 2 per table) and put little wrapped bags of almonds inside those. (That might also be a little less time consuming than portioning out almonds for each nest, then wrapping the nests…) Then people could take them if they want them, and those who love ’em can take more. In that case, I’d do one bag per guest. I’m sure you’ll have those people who adore them (or are just nuts about taking stuff…everyone’s got those guests!) and won’t have many leftovers at all.
Peanut or almond M&Ms also look like eggs, and I’m sure you can order them online in any color you want.
What about it does your mom think is tacky? The Jordans themselves? Or the nests? Just curious…
Post # 5
thanks for the suggestions – to be honest, i haven’t really thought out the presentation, and I completely agree with the germ issue…
my mom’s opinion is that they look cheap, (she also doesn’t like jordan almonds herself) however she also doesn’t want me to spend too much money on these. She want’s godiva chocolate but doesn’t want to spend godiva prices… the whole wedding process has been difficult.
i guess it’s back to the drawing board. i might just make a charitable donation which i’ve been going back and forth about… now it just sounds like the easiest thing to do!
Post # 6
Aha! I getcha now…FWIW, I don’t think that putting cute little bags of Jordans (or any other candy, for that matter) w/ a nice little ribbon/tag in the nest looks cheap. Favors shouldn’t break the bank. If you can’t think of something that really expresses you guys as a couple, I’d go w/ something food related, something that matches your theme or, yes, the charity thing.
Maybe you could get different kinds of bulk candies and display them on a table in large nests, and put out little Chinese take-out boxes or cute bags/boxes, and people can assemble their own favors? That would probably be quite reasonably priced, you have hardly any labor yourself, and matches your theme. Or trail mix? That goes w/ the nature-y theme too and is purchaseable in bulk. You could get the "gourmet" kind w/ chocolate and shmancy nuts and fruits so it doesn’t look "cheap."
Post # 7
How about Dove chocolates? Cheap (relatively) and mmm those are so good. Talibaba, I think you have a good idea and it is a very original favor idea. My mom personally thinks there should be no favors, and being the lazy bride to be that I am, I’m sort of wanting to agree with her.
Post # 8
i like the dove chocolates idea. and just wrap them up in cute little tulle circles, tie with ribbon and be done with it. if you want to forego the whole favors thing, that’s fine too.
Post # 9
You guys are awesome! I’m working on some prototypes tonight, so we’ll see what happens. My mom doesn’t think I need favors, but I’ve already decided to forgo Out of Town baskets, so I feel like even something small like dove chocolates would be a simple gesture.
Thanks again for the ideas!!!