Post # 1
My cousin spent $150 (a dollar each for 150 people) on these votive candles that they gave out to people as favors. It had their names on it and such.
I brought it home and it broke within 10 minutes.
Is there anything you guys got that were practical, people actually used and didn’t stick in a box or something?
Post # 3
I plan to make flavored salt for our guests, and my fiance and I are both big into food and cooking.
Post # 4
We did these champagne flutes but with silver trim. Several people have told me that they’ve been using them.
Post # 5
I’m doing homemade local jam (strawberry, blueberry and rasberry). My coworker did local honey. I think that food items can be very cute and also useful.
One other thing I saw on a bridal website was a homemade recipe in a mason jar…all the ingredients layered to make cookies/brownies/whatever. This is cheap and I think it’s very cute.
Post # 6
I think the best favor I ever got was a Godiva chocolate covered strawberry… sure it was gone in about 3 seconds, but it was delicious, not wasted, and wouldn’t sit around on a shelf at my house with someone else’s name and wedding date on it.
Post # 7
personally i prefer edible favours b/c most of the knick knack favours i throw out.
i would never use a glass with someone else’s name, date or initials on it. you know your guests so choose something that everyone will enjoy.
i’ve been to some weddings where they have a few different favours and you can choose what you prefer.
Post # 8
I think anything food is good! Except stupid jordan almonds!
Post # 9
My husband and I did a donation to Autism Speaks instead of favors. We put a frame up stating we made a donation in our guests’ honor. We got a lot of complements on our meaningful use of money and no one missed the favors.
Later in the summer, I went to a friend’s wedding where the favor was a hockey puck bc the husband plays hockey. While cute in theory, the couple was left with about 80 hockey pucks because no one wanted it.
I say go the donation route or edible favor route. As least then you know your money is being used!
Post # 10
Our wedding is during the Christmas season, so we are giving Christmas Cookie Cutters as our favors. I’m hoping it goes over well as most people I know either have kids or grandkids and they wouldn’t mind an additional cookie cutter to use. I know some will probably not want it but I think if that’s the case, they know someone they can give it to.
Post # 11
@Cheeks225: “…except stupid jorgan almonds.” LOL
Post # 12
We had 7 flavours of gourmet popcorn. We set up a popcorn bar at 9:30 as part of the late night snack but had takeaway bags for people too. I can’t even tell you what a hit it was. people are still talking about how good and awesome the popcorn bar was. I actually had it shipped in from Florida because apparently Canada sucks when it comes to popcorn and flavours. haha.
Post # 13
@acebride: Yeah, that’s what I want to avoid. I was going to give out little bears, or something bear-related because I call him Mr. Bear and consequently, people call me Mrs. Bear (it’s because he’s tall, chubby and hairy LOL) but who’s gonna use or ilke that?
I feel sorry for the hockey puck bride! She must’ve felt bad.
Post # 14
@RockStar33: I went to a wedding recently that did this and they were a big hit and super delicious. They got to personalize the labels and the display was really cute too.
Post # 15
@RockStar33: I think my guests would like that. Most of them are fat asses lol.
You know what’s funny? My grandma is 4’9, weighs like 110lbs, and she eats like a horse. She’s almost 90, so she grabs her plate and her hands are all shaky lol…she sits down quietly somewhere and just goes to town on this huge plate of food. Soon, jokingly, people ask “hmm, do you think you had enough? Do you want some more?” and sometimes she says “umm…Maybe a little.” She gets up and serves herself another 3 pounds of food. LOL
“Maybe a little” is a running joke in our house.
Post # 16
Something edible for sure! What about taking the money you’d spend on a favor and adding something like a small candy bar or extra desserts?