Post # 1
My wedding is over a year away and right now it seems like a super fun idea to make my own favors.
I love these little chocolate things. I got the idea here somewhere.
I’m wondering though – my wedding will have like 150 guests. Will I go insane trying to make these? Did you make your own favors? Did you survive with your sanity? 🙂
My venue provides so much and we are doing a catholic ceremony by the book. I guess I’m looking to find ways to make it more personal.
I’ve got lots of people around who are excited about the wedding and always tell me they want to help. (Of course this may be more along the lines of “I want to pick your wedding dress for you” instead of “I want to do work”)
Am I crazy?
Post # 3
Honestly I personally wouldn’t do it, but that’s just because I’m not a huge chocolate fan and I also dont like nitty gritty details. That being said, I assembled all of my succulent plants in glass jar centerpieces, and encouraged guests to take them home as a favor (which they did, in full force). We also made a donation to a local animal rescue.
Favors are so NOT memorable most of the time, so I wouldn’t stress over it.
Post # 4
Our wedding is in weeks now but I did already make my own favors. Personally I would not make a last minute favor but thats due to use starting to work 85 hours a week next week. We made red pepper jelly and home made BBQ sauce in little mason jars. I would highly recomend making BBQ to any bride since its easy and inexpensive and can be done ahead of time.
Post # 6
@naturalysam: We were going to make bbq sauce but I think now we’re leaning toward apple butter.
@koi424: My wedding isn’t for a few months but I’ll let you know how it turns out 🙂
Post # 7
I have made these before and everyone LOVED them. They are awesome! I am also a serious chocolaholic and for those who aren’t, this might be a bit much – they are REALLY chocolatey. Not sure what your budget is, but I would add up how much in supplies you would need to buy for however many you are making…the price of chocolate can add up. Maybe to offset the cost and satisfy some guests who might not be into chocolate, you can make some cake balls (similar but with cake/icing instead of oreos/choc chips)…then maybe put 2 of the oreo balls and 1 cake ball in a package for each guest. Just a thought!
I also think it really depends on how much you are into baking and making goodies. As someone who loves baking and looks forward to making a ridiculous amount of goodies during the holidays, I wouldn’t mind rolling a ton of these. But, if you aren’t very patient with tedious work, maybe make one batch for a party or to bring into work or something and see if it drives you crazy. The annoying part of these for me was the dipping in melted chocolate since I didn’t have a real double-boiler, just the makeshift kind.
Post # 8
I haven’t started yet, but I will be semi making my own favors. I’m buying wine glasses from Dollar Tree, and giving each guest one.. it will look like this (w/o the initial on it). I also made little tags to put on each stem.. those are already done & only took a few hours to do. I’m waiting a little longer to tweak the guest list, so I can figure out an approximate number of glasses to buy.
Post # 9
I’m not married yet…however, I am in the midst of doing my homemade chocolate candy favors…
The nice thing about the homemade chocolate candy is that it can be stored for months with no issue… I need to make about 1200 pieces for the wedding, so I’ve been making a couple dozen a few nights a week since the beginning of May and have it stored in an airtight container until we’re ready to assemble the favors a few weeks before the wedding.
I don’t know that I’d personally attempt a perishable baked item favor for 150 people in the week before my wedding…but I’m also trying to do as much ahead of time and stress out now, rather than stress out then.
Definitely a personal preference thing, but as I don’t know what kind of stress and chaos will ensue the week prior to the wedding, I don’t think I’d plan a big baking project.
Post # 10
I made ours with help from my mom, Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man.
I coppied Mrs. Earrings. THey are little brownie mixes in a jar. I made WAY too many…but it cost about $1/piece.
Post # 11
I made these:
They are chocolate mints and I put them at each table. Not super time consuming and fairly inexpensive. I got the boxes at the Dollar Tree for $1 a package, which has 10 inside. I got 5 pounds of really good chocolate mints for about $50ish.
Post # 12
I made cake balls as favors. They also served as escort cards. I made them the Wednesday/Thursday before our Saturday wedding. Had help from the out of town bridesmaid who was staying with me (she was rock star). I printed out the cards about a week before.
Post # 13
Wow – I didn’t think I’d get so many responses! Thanks for the advice ladies!
@naturalysam – things that can be done well in advance sound like a pretty smart idea.
@rambleonrose – I’m a serious chocoholic too! 🙂 The recipe said “these are so rich I could only eat a few” and I was like pshhh – amateurs! But she was right! I love them. Fiance keeps asking when I’ll make more test batches. 🙂
I do love baking and making treats for the holidays, but I’m usually baking for less than 10 people. I’ve never done anything large scale before…
@kimberlyr22 – Well there’s no baking involved with these. I guess I should test how long the keep for. We only managed to not eat two of them from when I made them on the 5th. This weekend will be 3 weeks. Maybe they will still be good?
@bluewolverine – Holy cow!! Those are just gorgeous!!!
Well I guess you (plus help) were able to make all those and live to tell the tale. That gives me hope! 🙂
Post # 14
I am a popcorn fanatic! We are bagging our own kettle corn for each favor, with a tag that says ‘Our love is poppin!’
Post # 15
@bluewolverine: Those are adorable! What a good idea to double them as escort cards!
Post # 16
@bluewolverine: You are an a-hole! And here’s why — I looked at that picture and my mouth immediately watered. I don’t even have any sweet tooth, but something about a chocolate cake ball just got me fired up. NOW I WILL NEED TO EAT SOME CHOCOLATE CAKE! And if I don’t fit into my wedding dress in 9 days, I’m blaming you!!!