Post # 1
Hi Bees! I’m making multicolored ribbon wands for the center of our tables that will have little bells on them like this:
They’ll be used as centerpieces in large vases, along with a few ribbon flowers, and also for our send-off, so each guest will get one.
I definitely know favors aren’t neccessary, but everyone in our area (the Midwest) gives a little something–even if it’s just a little white bell like I got at one wedding (they were cute: I use mine as a Christmas ornament). I don’t particularly like edible favors: I have a lot of diabetics in my family so candy favors aren’t the greatest, and the last wedding I went to had $600 worth of M & Ms but they melted during the reception and were really sticky and gross.
So my question is: are the ribbon wands enough? I know they’re not all that practical, but they are cute, and once people use them for the send-off they can definitely toss them & we wouldn’t mind! But would you be bothered by a guest if you didn’t get something else: would you prefer you got a little bag of candy or something more substantial with it?
Post # 4
OK, I will bite. I don’t understand how ribbon wands are a favor. does this assume everyone has a child at home to use this as a toy?
Post # 5
As far as favors go, those are fine for whimsical women, but what do the men get? I think favors should have a purpose, but if they don’t, they should at least appeal to both men and women.
Post # 6
That’s why I wasn’t exactly sure…they’re not really a favor. They could be decorative or displayed, but you’re right, they don’t really have a purpose. I’m just not really sure if I need a favor at all to include with them, or if I just don’t have anything. I guess that’s the real question 🙂
Post # 7
I think I’m going to attach something to the ribbon wands, something edible, or maybe have something additional on their plates. Thanks guys 🙂
Post # 8
I do think they’re cute…maybe could they fit in with your decor? Will you have kids at the wedding who might want to play with them?
Post # 9
Super lame as a favor- I would trash it immediately. Fine as centerpieces.
ETA: I would rather not get anything than something I wouldn’t use.