(Closed) Unconventional, green favor ideas wanted

posted 9 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

how about a plant, or a bulb in a pot? it’s literally green and practical

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

How about making a donation instead of doing favors? That seems even better for the environment. :p

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

our company christmas cards this year are going to be seed paper so all you have to do is plant them and they will grow… well thats the plan anyway

if you were to make a donation instead of favours – maybe using this paper to let people know might help

 

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010 - Marie Gabrielle, Dallas

I agree with fifty foot bride.  A donation is perfect.  And I think a lot of guests would appreciate that. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I like the donation idea too!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I know how you feel about favors — it seems like so many wedding traditions are wasteful when it comes to the environment.  Our solution to the favor dilemma (as well as the flowers) was to make our centerpieces copper trays holding nine 4" pots of herb and flower plants.  

Then we encouraged all our guests to take home a plant or two, by putting little flags in each pot saying "Please take me home!" and a cellophane bag at each place setting with a sticker on it asking them to use it to take a plant home.

I think almost all of our guests took at least one home, and people really seemed to like them.  And we didn’t have to hire a florist!

Here’s a couple photos to give you an idea of what they looked like:

 

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Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We’re doing local honey as our favors

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think it’s absolutely fine for you to stipulate the charity. If anything I think that would be nicer as then you could do a little write up about what that particular charity means to you and your fiance. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I like the idea of a plant.  We gave away tree seedlings at our wedding, and nearly everyone took one home.  Several species of evergreens can do well in an indoor pot for years, for those who don’t have yards, so even some of the apartment-dwellers took some.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I went to a wedding recently where they did the seed paper mentioned above, cut into a heart shape. Plus, they had a little note attached. It included their email address, a sentiment about how they hoped the flowers would help guests remember their wedding day long after it was over, and an invitation to guests to email their photos once the flowers had sprouted. I thought that was super cute and there was no waste involved!

Another idea, as many have mentioned – do a donation and put a tiny DIY ribbon representative of that cause (pink for breast cancer, jigsaw for autism, etc.) at each place setting with a note.

Last but not least, you can always go the edible route. Will they last? No…but is you provide something sweet, you can rest assured it won’t go to waste!

 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Oh I really like your idea of herbs, that’s really unique and would help people try some new flavors, especially if you include a good recipie with it.  I’d be excited to get that as a favor.

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