Post # 1
I am possibly being over-emotional, but here it goes:
I want to give succulents as my wedding favors because I can easily DIY them. They also hold a special meaning for me because they’re my favorite plants and both my grandmother and I grow them. That being said…
I feel incredibly guilty over this. they are living plants (that I will have cut and propagated from a mix of mine and my grandma’s) and I am entrusting their care to people. I feel like I’m sort of sending them off to their deaths If people don’t care for them. I will attach a care tag to them and realize they are hearty plants, but I also relize plants are not everyone’s “thing”.
I realize how crazy this sounds, but I’m 100% seriously feeling like this. Any advice? Anyone else feel like this?
Post # 2
Maybe you should do them as centerpieces and not as favors instead. I’m not really a fan of any living thing being given away as favors (Plant, animal, mineral or otherwise) but I suppose it could be a happy medium since you could take them home afterward and care for them. A lot of people aren’t going to take home a favor, and it will simply sit there until you take it home.
Post # 3
I had succulents as centrepieces and told people they were welcome to take them home if they wanted. They all went and I know they were to people who wanted them, not just because they felt obliged. I replanted the ones from my bouquet as a souvenir.
Post # 4
Pp are right dboing them as favors and lettibg people know they can take them if they please is an excellent idea
Post # 5
ok so I do centerpieces with them and offer them as a favor! That’s great!!! That way the people who take them will actually CARE about them. should I also give supplemental favors to guests (all) such as coffee or mugs, etc? I don’t want to come off as “cheap” by not having actual favors…
Im SO happy this post didn’t come off as insane. I was venting to a coworker about this and she literally just looked at me. Said nothing and looked at me haha
Post # 6
shawna.darling4: Those who choose not to have favors are not cheap. Many favors are junk and a complete waste of money.
If you do your centerpiece as a breakaway centerpiece with small pots of succulents grouped together it does double duty as a gorgeous centerpiece and a favor.
like this , only succulents
Post # 7
julies1949: ok so if I’m planning 30 guests, do like 5 groupings of 7 plants on each table, that makes More sense than only 6 guests taking larger centerpieces. Then I’ll just take the remainder home and repot. Excellent! Thank you!
Post # 8
This pic shows quite well how we did things. We had 2 logs per table with a larger pot in the middle. My Mum gave the pots to friends who had helped out for free with stuff like decorating the church and our cake. The logs were for anyone who wanted them. We also gave each person a cooking pot with sugared almonds (the cooking pots are part of DH’s island culture) as an individula favour. Several of our guests were from overseas and couldn’t take plants away anyway but I had planned on burning the logs and repotting the succulents. I was quite surprised when they were all taken.