Post # 1
Last night I did a wedding favor trial run – we are doing homemade jams for our fall wedding. I picked up some small jars (125 mL) which were $9 for a dozen, and made about 8 small jars worth of jam, which was easier than I thought it would be.
My question is how many jars to give? Originally I had thought one per person, but we are having about 120 people, and that is a lot of jam! Not to mention that some people may not be too fond of jam, so for a couple, or a family of 4, that could end up being more jam than they are likely to want or need. I do plan on making a few different flavours though (i.e. strawberry, blueberry, raspberry)
Is one jar per couple or per family reasonable, of should I just stick with one each? If one per family, how can I make that known during the wedding?
Thanks for your help!
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Make enough for 75% of your guests and put them in a basket by the door for people to grab on the way out. One per couple or family would probably be too few because I can tell you that all of the kids are probably going to want one for themselves. One per person sounds like too many because some people aren’t going to want jam or will just forget to take the favor home. I think even with 75% you will still end up with leftovers.
Post # 5
Thanks for your response, I do like that idea. The only thing I worry about is whether people would remember to take them? Hopefully putting them by the door as they leave will be enough of a reminder!
Post # 6
I think the PP had a great idea with 1.5 per person!
You can leave favors by the door with a cute sign or something.
Post # 7
I also made jam for our wedding favors and put each one in a gold bag with a couple tea bags that we also made ourselves. I used 4 oz Ball jars and made 50 for our 80 guests. They were also left by the door for people to take on the way out, but we had quite a few remaining after, so my husband and I ended up giving them to people at work, neighbors, etc., and they all loved it. Good thing jam is so useful!