(Closed) Jam wedding favors??

posted 5 years ago in Favors
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

Buttercup014:  Is it homemade jam or just like normal store bought? My friends had homemade jam (the groom even picked the blueberries himself!) and I LOVED it. A lot of people didn’t take them, but that’s because they were at a side table and no one announced that you should go get one. But at the end of the night after most people had left I ended up taking four. I am honeslty SO SAD that we are down to one jar now and totally afraid to open it!

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

We did this… I wouldn’t do this with ordinary jam though. I’m from Northern Europe so we gave our Australian guests cloudberry jam which they wouldn’t have ever tried before and then we gave our non-Australian guests jars of vegemite.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I actually don’t like the jar of jam or sweets. I got them at couple of weddings I’ve been to. I usually take all favors to be nice but the little jars are in my kitchen unopened.

I am planning non-edible favor. Many of my older guests are diabetic so they avoid sugary food. Many of the men don’t really care for sweets. So many health-concious people around my area with many diatery restriction.

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I LOVE jam so it sounds amazing! 

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Love the idea!! Agree about not going with store-bought though.  Even if it was homemade from a little local farm that would be lovely 🙂  Most of the weddings I have been to have been non eidble and things that I don’t have any use for but feel bad throwing out, so I am all for consumable favours! 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I would love it but sometimes would rather keep the memento than use it and throw it out…

We gave out bottles of homemade creole spice mixture. It was also on a side table but most were taken. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Buttercup014:  I really like this idea! But like others have said, I would avoid just regular jam. Try to make a connection between the type of jam and you and your Fiance or to your guests. Maybe a jam made locally? or from the place you met??

My Fiance and I are giving maple syrup as our favor. It’s maple syrup that is made in the region where we met, so it has significance to us. We are also dressing the bottles up with tutu-looking tops to match our colors.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Buttercup014:  It’s a wonderful idea! I agree that homemade jam would be a nice touch, but if you can’t make it, maybe get it from a local company versus buying commercial? That would be an awesome gift for out-of-towners.

We’re in Baltimore, so our welcome bags will definitely have some local touches (Berger cookies, Old Bay chips).

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I’m planning on giving out little jars of homemade jam, too. I might even make a few different kinds so people can decide which one they’d like. Personally I like edible favours the best as they’re actually useful for most of your guests, but you can’t please everyone…

Post # 11
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Honey bee

We were thinking of doing homemade jam with Arctic blueberries/crowberries but I grossly underestimated how many berries I would needto pick so that’s out, unfortunately. Our wedding will be happening before next berry season.

We may now just do wine with some berries thrown in during the fermentation process. Or, we may just serve that wine and do something else as a favour….possibly tea.

But I think jam is a great idea! Most people like jam, the jars can be re-used and if you have leftovers, you can just store them and use them up eventually. It’s not like cookies or something that will be stale and gross a few days later.

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Post # 12
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Honey bee

I’ve never been a jelly/jam/syrup person (I don’t eat toast and when I used to eat pancakes, I dribbled melted butter over them). But my mother is, so I’d give her those kind of favors. Since there always seems to be a problem with guessing guest’s tastes, vs. the favors chosen, I think your best bet is to have a variety of flavors available.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We’re giving away jam as well, so I clearly think it’s a great idea!

I grew up in a rural area, and making homemade jam with my mom every summer was a big household tradition, so it’s very personal for me. She’s making 170 jars of strawberry for the occasion. 🙂

I don’t like little things that clutter, so am personally in favor of edible gifts in general.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Buttercup014:  We did jam. They were pretty large jars too. My dad made them all from scratch. My husband’s family owns an apple farm so we did apple butter and blackberry jam. Guests could choose which ones they wanted. It went over really well. we made 130 jars of jam and had 100 guests and they were all gone at the end of the night. I didn’t even get one 🙁

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Also, I second the PP’s sentiment about things that clutter. I’ve never held on to any of the coozies or bells or glasses with the couples names on them. They are cute for the wedding but have no practical use (for me) afterwards.

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