Post # 17
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 😉
Post # 18
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
@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 🙂
Post # 20
Here’s the company btw:
They have all kinds of awesome flavors! We did apple butter as ours is a fall wedding 🙂
Post # 21
@soontobehisbride: +1 on the jam or candles!
Post # 22
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
I love the soap idea, I would use it forsure.
Post # 24
@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
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
@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
@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 # 28
You all seemed to like my idea! 🙂 I’m pretty sure im going to go for it! I have plenty of time to change my mind but I dont think i will. I have been collecting vintage floral cake plates and stands to have the soap displayed on. Im so excited about this, they are so pretty!!
Post # 29
@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
These are really pretty and super cute.
Post # 31
I would LOVE the soap! And much prefer it to jam or candles.