Post # 1
Okay, disclaimer: I swore we would never have wedding favors. I’ve never really liked the idea, I find most of them kitchy and not worth the cost.
Then, this happened: we decided to give our guests sleigh bells to ring at the end of our ceremony. We’ll place one on each ceremony chair, and it will be tied with a ribbon and a tag (Moo card!) that reads “Celebrate their wedded bliss… ring this bell to make them kiss!” on one side and “To love, laughter, and happily ever after. Myname and Hisname 1.22.12” on the other.
And then… this happened: we’re born-and-bred New Englanders, and love maple syrup and candy. We found a few local places that make Maple Drops (not the sugar candies, though I LOVE those, but maple syrup hard candies) and we want to order them, bag them, and put them at each place setting.
I have officially gone from a NO FAVOR bride to a TWO FAVOR bride, oh my god.
But… did I do all right? Will our guests at least like the candy, if not the bells?
And also, what (if anything) are you ladies doing for favors?
Post # 3
I don’t really consider the bells favors, but I love the idea of them using them to ring at the wedding. That is beautiful! After the wedding, the bell will be useless and honestly, more than likely end up in the garbage. That is not meant in a mean way at all!! As for the candies, I think they are a lovely idea to include your area, your love for maple syrup, and the season. I’m against non-edible favors as they are typically garbage-worthy. We are having smores on a stick since our wedding is in the fall.
Post # 4
I am having 2 favors too…wedding bubbles with a little poem on them and miniature boxes filled with candies (haven’t decided yet which candy)…I knew I wanted favors I just didn’t think it would be two…lol
Yours sound great by the way.
Post # 5
I’m also having 2 favors- jordan almonds (traditional for my culture) in raw silk pouches and also chocolate truffles in a nice gold box and a card with an excerpt from a poem tied with ribbon onto the box. 🙂
BostonBaby- I love the bells idea! very sweet. 🙂
Post # 6
I swear this makes me feel much better — it’s amazing what a little cameraderie can do!
It sounds like candy is definitely the way to go for at least 1 favor, if not both. Yummmm 😀
Post # 7
we are doing scratch tickets- Fiance and I love scratch tickets, and you can always find some in our cars/we always give them as little gifts and pick me ups… They are going to be in an envelope at each place setting with a sticker on them that says “Feeling Lucky tonight?”…
We wanted to do candy apples but they were way too expensive, and we have a lot of food at our reception 🙂
Post # 8
Since our wedding is in the first month of the year, we’re considering doing 2012 calendars as favours. (I’m canadian – there’s lots of extra ‘u’s in our words)
I was thinking more in the “useful” favour department. Nobody needs to see our faces for the following 12 months, but we might put an engagement picture on the cover and just a simple, clean print for each of the months in the calendar. No logos or anything wedding cutesy on the month pages either.
Another idea I had was to include pictures of our city for each of the months, but this may be cost prohibitive.
I found the idea on etsy and am strongly considering it.
That being said, it will totally depend how they look once I construct one myself since it will be all DIY.
I’m thinking looseleaf tea as a backup favour idea.
Post # 9
I love it! We are doing pure maple syrup favours too! Love the candy idea 🙂 And the bells are awesome! What a great idea… I kind of want to steal it as we’re having horses and a wagon!
Post # 10
Well, the candies are all packaged and ready to go. We put three in each mini-bag and closed them with a custom Moo sticker. Cute, portable, easy to toss in a purse, and I’m definitely keeping any that aren’t taken. Yummmm.
The bells are almost finished, we have a few more to put together. They were a little more time-consuming than I thought — the rawhide was tough to tie — but they look pretty good.
Now I just have to make sure we don’t leave them at home, and that they’re all set out properly on the day itself!