(Closed) Help me choose our favor

posted 6 years ago in Favors
  • poll: If you were my guest, which would you choose?
    Jams and Jellies : (21 votes)
    39 %
    Candy Jar : (33 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy Beekeeper

    @AquabatsCadet:  Do you have a third option?  Or could you do something with the candy to reduce over all cost (like leave out the jars and have little bags)?   I’d usually love the jam/jelly idea, but I would leave behind a 1oz jar of Knotts jam if it were a wedding favor.  

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    @oracle:  why would you leave behind the jar of jam if you usually like the idea of jams/jellies? lol I’m confused.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    You can set up a candy buffet most people will not want a take home jar 

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    11166 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @AquabatsCadet:  Me personally I am addicted to Knotts Jams and Jellies as a former Socal gal. My family sends me huge jars every couple of months as we can’t buy it around here. That being said I think overall the candy might be a bigger hit with the majority.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I love the jam idea!

    Post # 8
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    3039 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013
    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Personally it’s a tricky one as I don’t eat candy, but I’ll try to be objective! While the jam jars are cute, it feels like one of those things that are left in your fridge forever. For most people candy doesn’t stick around as long… 🙂 I liked nativedesires idea of having a candy buffet, people do love to be able to select their own stuff – so of these two options I would pick the later.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @AquabatsCadet:  i like the candy idea better b/c i would probably never eat the jams. 

    i personally think the candy jars themselves would be a waste of money.  i think candies in a cute bag or box would be a lot cheaper.  put the money towards the candy not the container.

    one of my favourite wedding favours of all time was a bag filled of retro candies.  i loved it.  it felt like digging into a small halloween bag.  trust me, nothing went to waste.

    Post # 12
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    11270 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I probably wouldn’t use either. I grew up going to Knotts every year for my birthday and I adore the place, but that would not make me go, “This gives me fond memories. Let me eat those memories.”

    The jam would probably be stuffed in a drawer and never opened.

    The candy would probably be eaten, but then I have no idea what I’d do with the jars. I don’t have children over to my home so it wouldn’t be refilled and I don’t really have the space for a random glass jar, so again it would probably be stuffed in a drawer again.

    I probably wouldn’t take home either favor.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @AquabatsCadet:  I think you would have the best bet with good quality candy in paper boxes or cones!

    Post # 16
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    Busy Beekeeper

    @yanamari:  It’s because I dislike those small 1 oz jars.  It’s reminds me of the ones they give you at tea or at a restaurant and I don’t want those in my house.  If they were bigger jars – like 4 oz, I’d consider that more of a gift… but, for 1 oz’s, I wouldn’t bother transporting them and they don’t seem that special/personal to me.  The other thing is – being a So Cal native, I don’t consider Knott’s jam as all that good (I avoid it because of the high fructose corn syrup) and it has zero nostagia for me.  It’s also readily available at grocery stores – which make it less special, IMO.

    I also wouldn’t use a 4oz candy jar – it would end up at goodwill or left at the table.

    I love the idea of the candy cones in clear plastic (see the pic in post 11) – with a cute ribbon or label that would look so festive and nice!

    Since the wedding is in Vegas – are you planning to encorporate any of Vegas into your overall theme?  

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