(Closed) Home made soap favors wrapped in burlap and lace!

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have no idea what people are talking about.

 

I think they are AMAZING and adorable, and I would LOVE one! I may or may not use it b/c it might be so cute I’d want it to sit in my guest bathroom and look adorable and smell awesome for forever ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I am confused as well… do people not use bars of soap these days, just liquid soap from a pump? I love those big colorful “wheels” of handmade soap at Whole Foods, it’s not the most cost-effective option but it makes it so much more fun to wash my hands!

I’d be totally excited about handmade soap as a favor, especially if there is an awesome, yummy scent involved.

I would actually be nervous about giving out homemade jams as favors (assuming I would be making them myself)- I’ve done a lot of canning before and I know how easy it is to have issues with jars sealing properly etc., particularly when processing multiple batches. 

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@kestane:  ditto about the jams.

I’m doing jams as favors, but not homemade. I ordered them from a company who will provide them in jars without labels and then custom-made my own labels ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I prefer liquid soap to bar soap, but I will actually use bar soap that I receive because, hey, free soap.  I’m a jam fiend, I think that more people will use a gift bar of soap than will eat jam that they didn’t pick out.  I know that a lot of people love candles, but people are choosy about scented candles.

I went to a wedding where the favor was pie in a canning jar.  That would require last minute work due to spoilage, but maybe some other dessert in a jar option would work?  It would fit your theme and would be edible.  A mixture of spices that people could use for mulling cider?  Non-perishable ingredients for hot chocolate (just add hot water/milk)?  I’m just brainstorming- if you want to make the soap, then by all means make the soap.

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I love the soap idea, I would use it forsure.

Post # 24
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@soontobehisbride:  For the record- I would be SO jazzed about homemade soap. I would be snatching it up if there were any left over. I feel like worst case scenario- it ends up being “decorative” in the guest bath. Who cares? It’s cute and fun and… it’s a freaking free present! Way better than a couple pieces of candy IMO. 

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

I don’t eat jam, and neither does my Fi. We also don’t like candles so I would be delighted to receive these cute little bars of soap!

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee

@soontobehisbride:  SO’s mother gave us half a dozen bars of homemade soap and we’ve used every one. I wonder if women on here just like to be ornery; people still use bar soap! I can’t imagine some asshole chicking it into the trash after the wedding. I assume people will unwrap it and put it in a soap dish near a sink (because it’s soap, lol). 

As for candles, I don’t like ’em and I don’t want ’em. I’m probably in the minority though.

I’d be happy with receiving jam too, but I can just buy that at the grocery store, so it’s whatever.

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee

@MexiPino:  me too! I’d take all the soap that was left over.  I only use handmade soap so id be thrilled. 

Candles are eh candles.  Everyone has a slew in their house

i think people are fixated on food favors.  I like em too but if you want to stay away from en I get that. 

I think your idea is cool for a rustic wedding. I’d use it but I guess the majority wouldn’t for some reason

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee

@soontobehisbride:  I think you should go for it! I took a second look, and while I like the wrapping, I think it would look better if you made the strips of burlap and lace a bit narrower. Make it so 1/2″ of soap is visible above and below the burlap, with a 1/2″ of burlap visible under the lace. It would look more delicate. Your wrapping job is overwhelming the soap. 

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

These are really pretty and super cute.

 

Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I would LOVE the soap! And much prefer it to jam or candles.

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