Post # 1
- Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest
I am currently trying to figure out what favour makes most sense to us. We’re having an outdoor wedding at the end of next summer and our original plan was to have coffee favours.
We’ve nixed that idea and now are debating between two options.
a) fleece blankets – one per family, in case it gets chilly that night and you can take one per family home. We’d get three colours to choose from, wrap them and add a tag on them as a thank-you.
My concern about this one is that people might not take them, and we’d end up with about 30 blankets that we wouldn’t know what to do with.
b) wildflower seed vials – one per family – these look really cute and we’re doing our own flowers so it fits out theme well. Note: I forgot to add seeds to the poll and I can’t change now!
If people don’t take them all, we can just plant the seeds.
We’d still get about 20 blankets for people that might get cold.
Which favour would you prefer?
Post # 2
If I HAD to choose, I’d choose the blanket. But the idea of a shared favor is kind of odd. I mean, I get it because blankets can be expensive, and not everyone will need one, but it just seems weird to have to share your “favor”.
Honestly, I would go with something edible, though.
Post # 3
missamysmiles: It’s hard for a family to share a blanket if it gets chilly at your wedding.
I would suggest you consider another idea if you are set on having a favour. Unless you know that all your guests have garden space in which they want to grow wildflowers, many of those may turn out to be a favor for yourselves.
Post # 4
why are you having ppl share a blanket? budget reasons? how many ppl are sharing? I would have ATLEAST one per couple on the table. if thats not in your budget, i would pass on the blanket.
Post # 5
missamysmiles: If I had to choose, I’d choose the blankets (fleece blankets are super easy to DIY, if you can get the fleece on clearance.)
I would use that. I wouldn’t use the wild flowers.
And if you have left over blankets, an animal shelter will probably take them. Check around in your area.
Post # 6
missamysmiles: I think that fleece blankets aren’t a bad idea. You say one per family though, I would be more inclined to do one per couple and an extra if they’re bringing kids. If you have extra, donate them to a homeless shelter or animal shelter, there are a lot of causes that could use blankets.
I’m not a fan of the flower idea, just because I wouldn’t want that. I’m horrible with plants and live in an apartment, so I couldn’t plant them outside.
Post # 7
That blanket is big enough for one person to wrap up in, not two mcuh less a family. If you can’t do a blanket for each guest, then don’t do blankets at all.
Flowers? I don’t do gardens, so I’d be leaving those behind.
Post # 8
I love flowers – wouldn’t use the fleece. Heck, I’m not a fan of any favors, unless they’re edible, and preferably the guests have a choice of what they get (like a candy bar). Anything else seems like such a waste. And I can’t even donate the personalized stuff I’ve gotten.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest
jenilynevette: julies1949: bestbuddies: sostobe: Ellicott: PABride:
Thanks for all of your feedback! I guess I didn’t give enough information! We are having a wedding in the evening with a cocktail style reception. There won’t be a formal dinner, so the favours will be set up on a table for everyone.
By family, I generally meant per couple. I don’t imagine everyone will “need” the blankets that night, but it’s an option in the event that things are chilly – we will have fires and heaters as well.
Kids will probably be around for a couple hours, and then we are having a big slumber party set up in our home with babysitters and will have stuff for them in there (we are getting married on our property).
I’ve been to weddings before where the favours were per couple, unless edible (e.g., wine stoppers).
Post # 10
I like the blanket idea, it just sounds so warm and cozy. I like the idea of the seeds but I’d never use them, so they’d be a waste for some people.
If you had a lot of extra blankets, you could donate them to a shelter…
Post # 11
The blankets would be a nice practical favor. The wildflower seeds are nice and compact, but realistically, I doubt many people would use them.
Post # 12
missamysmiles: oh, now I understand the blankets and they totally make sense. Thanks for explaining 😀 Sounds lovely!!!!