Post # 1
I have been a baaaaddd Bee.. I have been completely pushing off the whole “favor” thing and now that I finally have time for it I am at a total loss for cute, creative and unique ideas. Our wedding has taken on the form of an enchanted forest with all elegant and vintage touches. Sounds crazy but looks amazing.. MOss covered tables with 8 foot tall trees with hanging crystals, blush and ivory rose filled urns, and an entire pergola structure built over the head table with hanging votives and a small chandelier, all wrapped with twigs, moss and roses… Anyway I wanted a favor to blend into the environment. The 2 i have been mulling over are:::
Champagne splits in Burlap bags for each guest
Individual potted herbs (Mint to be, RoseMARRY, Its about Thyme) etc…
But is it weird and wastefull to give out herbs?? My FH was like “what are you giving to the men??” and i realized he was probably accurate in thinking that the men will just let the little plants die!
Post # 3
I think more people will like the champagne. Although personally I think the herbs are adorable. 🙂 But I can see the point of: what are men going to do with it?
Post # 4
That is an AWESOME idea. As a guest, I would love to get little herbs…..I grown them myself all the time!!! Love it!!!
Post # 5
I think that those favors are really cute. Not all men will neglect the herbs! My Fiance would love it 🙂
Post # 6
should be grow them… (I can spell…. <weg>)
Post # 7
i love both of those. a lot.
i think i’d go with the champagne, though. the only reason is that there are always a ton of favors left behind and i would personally rather be stuck with a bunch of bottles of champagne than a bunch of herbs.
are there kids at the wedding? if so, it might be nice to have a separate favor for them.
Post # 8
I think the herbs are wicked cute! I love them!
Post # 9
bakerysensei I totally agree about the kids:: If i go with the Champagne I was thinking I could do something similar for the kids, like either the old fashined root beer bottles or cream soda in the burlap bags with maybe a little bag of cookies or something attached.
Post # 10
How many people are coming a distance to your wedding? I love love love the herbs but I worry that they’ll just get left at the hotel and things where your guests are staying because they can’t transport them back to their homes. Maybe seedling packets instead?
Post # 11
@littlemissmoo: I was thinking the same thing. I got an herb at a bridal shower that I had to travel a long distance for and I ended up getting dirt in my car. If people are flying, the champagne could be a problem packing it to bring home (they could just drink it that night at the hotel room though). I LOVE the burlap bags they are in! where are they from?
Post # 13
Only like 5 Out of Town guests, everyone else is pretty much local.
Post # 14
I love love LOVE the potted herbs!!!!!!
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
I like the herbs, and I know PLENTY of men who cook and would be happy to receive them.
Post # 16
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I like both – I voted for the herbs because I just LOVE it, but I think both are great ideas!