Post # 1
My fiiance and I are trying to decide on our wedding favor.
1oz jars of Knotts Berry Farm jams and jellies. I can get a assorted 6 pack of Boysenberry, Blackberry, Strawberry, Red Raspberry preserves, Orange Marmalade and Concord Grape Jam. Each guest would receive 1 jar. These come out to $1.33 per person. This does not include the cost of thank you tags.
4 oz candy jars filled with some kind of candy that we have not decided on yet. The jars are $1.00 each plus the cost of candy. This does not include the cost of thank you tags.
Post # 3
@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
@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
You can set up a candy buffet most people will not want a take home jar
Post # 6
@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 # 9
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 # 10
@oracle: no, we do not have a third option. by I am open to suggestions 😉
@nativedesires: I have done the candy buffet thing for a birthday party, honestly it was more hassle than it was worth. Also, we live in Southern California and the wedding is going to be in Vegas. I really want to take as little as possible on our trip.
@eocenia: as for the jam in the fridge, I don’t believe this would happen. I only say this because everyone attending has grown up or practically grown up in the LA area. I think for the out of staters, it might bring up some great memories.
Post # 11
@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 # 13
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 # 14
@Hyperventilate: “This gives me fond memories. Let me eat those memories.”
I love that!!! And point taken! Thanks 🙂
Post # 15
@AquabatsCadet: I think you would have the best bet with good quality candy in paper boxes or cones!
Post # 16
@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?