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

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 32
3339 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

Favors in general get overlooked at weddings.  So I don’t think it matters much if you choose soap, jam, or candy.  Some people will take it and use/eat it, others won’t.  As long as you expect this, you won’t be disappointed.  So just pick whichever favor you want to do and do it.

Post # 33
678 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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@soontobehisbride:  Yay! Good for you. I am actually going to take a soap making class next month, I’d love to use the soaps I make as favors but we’ll see how they turn out first (I’m not overly crafty and often need several practice runs to get things right).

I also agree with the PP who suggested using less wrapping material to showcase the soap a little more. And maybe include a tag or something saying what it is/ what scent is has? I thought about “bonbon” shaped soaps as favors but worried one of the kids would try to eat it or something!

Post # 34
68 posts
Worker bee

I think it is very cute. I would most likely display it in my bathroom. It also works as an added decoration.

Post # 35
2108 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I would LOVE soap as a favor, especially homemade! It’d definitely get used up in my house! So cute!

Post # 36
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@soontobehisbride:  I don’t know why some people commented they wouldnt use them.. that’s strange. I would use the shit out of those soaps! We go to the farmers market JUST to buy homemade organic soap (to obviously use..).

Post # 39
1833 posts
Buzzing bee

I would go for the jam or candles personally.  I have found this interesting though!  There was a discussion at work amongst some of us and it came to light that NONE of us owned a bar of soap – at all.  I never buy bar soap and haven’t in over 10 years.  Interesting that others enjoy it.  Shows how different we all are.

Me personally – I always adore candy as favors.  I just want something that won’t sit around my house.  I also think you can entirely skip favors and be just fine.

Post # 40
1506 posts
Bumble bee

I really like your idea, but I wouldn’t be able to use it. I have sensitive skin and get allergic to most additives/scents etc. My rule of thumb is if I can’t read the ingredients to check, I won’t use it and risk the hives/rashes etc.

That said, I would never be rude and throw it out. My Fiance could use it or we could leave it for house guests- on top of a few towels for flair 😉

Post # 41
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Not sure I’d use the soap… it would probably end up in a bag of travel soaps and shampoos and eventually get tossed out or donated.

As for the jar of jam, I tend to not use those either. They typically sit on a shelf until I think it’s too old to eat and then toss them out.

I would go with the candle favor.

Post # 42
290 posts
Helper bee
Post # 43
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I was making soap as my favors too, mine is pumpkin pie scented. It smells so good! I was oging to wrap mine in those brown coffee filters and close it with a fall leaf sticker of some type. But then I was thinking that some people are just funny about handmade soap or bar soap in general. Lot of work went into my soap and I wouldn’t want anyone to throw it away. So I am thinking about doing something else and just keeping the soap for myself ( I love soap) 

I did think about jams but then buying the jars is not cheap, so I dont know.

here is a pic of my soaps btw, I made a stamp so I could stamp them, I really like how they turned out

Post # 44
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I went to a wedding where the favors were heart shapped soaps wrapped in cloth and lace and…. 80% of them got eaten because people thought they were some sort of weird truffle. I did not chow down on my soap because I thought it was fairly obvious that it was, ya know, SOAP! That said you might want to include something that indicates it is soap because apparently people think–nice wrapping, smells good… must be edible!


Post # 46
11 posts
  • Wedding: January 2014

Im thinking to do the exact same but in a lace lemon theme – lemon handmade soap wrapped in lace and twine etc


i get what he lady above was saying about prefering liquid soap – i personally dont use solid soap – but i have a few really pretty one on the shelf in the bathroom  – one actually from a wedding in the shape of a duck! The bride had a tag round its neck with their names and date of wedding so i refuse to use it – too pretty! But i do love it. I’ll never throw it, and tbh a few times i laid eyes in it or someone else has while putting make uo on for night out or just going loo there’s always an hour long convo after about the wedding, the goregous dress, the laugh we had allnight.


Favors dont have to be ‘used’. They just need to be unique or memorable.


My friend did chocolates in little bags……half wernt taken and i only remembered when trying to thing what NOT to do for mine…..


 LOL at Rubber ducky becasue it the bride had not labeled it ‘SOAP’ i think alot og guests would have tried eating it, the whole room smelled divine all night and it looked scrummy!


But then again im a vintage lover, a keepsake person, not everyone is……


But i do say FAB idea!


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