Post # 1
There have been a lot of ideas bouncing around about wedding favors in my family. My mom wants CDs of the songs played during the wedding, my dad thinks we should make mini mason jars full of homemade BBQ (we are having a BBQ buffet)…and I think these are great ideas, but they can both get pricey.
I’ve seen a few things where people just use their bubbles or glow sticks at the send-off as favors.
Post # 3
@navybride0428: If you are making a huge batch of BBQ sauce, you can get mason jars for pretty affordable. We are doing a few things that can be considered favors, but one is a donation to a charity that is close to our hearts.
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
Wedding favors are one of those things that are nice if there’s room in the budget. But as soon as money gets tight, they get thrown out. I spordically made up an idea for our favors. My mom is going to bake me and my fiance’s favorite cookies and wrap them in cellophane bags tied with a ribbon. It’s cheap and easy because she only has to make 2 batches of cookies, and she can do it a couple days before the wedding. Problem solved. 🙂
Also, just wanted to mention that my mom was begging to help out in some way. She’s not in a position to contribute financially, so this was the best alternative.
Post # 5
@Christy42213: I wish it would only be 2 batches for us! Lol. We will be havin over 200 guests, so it’s going to be a little more extensive. But I love the idea of the cookies! My fiance and I both like different kinds, but both love us some baked goods when we choose to indulge lol.
Post # 6
Love the idea of bbq sauce. We are probably going to make cupcakes in a jar.
Post # 7
@MsSparklyBee: I’ve seen the cupcakes in a jar quite a bit on Pintrest. Very cute!
Post # 8
@navybride0428: I like the idea of BBQ sauce but I would use a jar much smaller than a mason jar. It keeps your costs down, saves space/time/material, and they’d most likely get used before they go bad. I always end up throwing out sauces in big bottles that I forgot about =(
We are doing a DIY Photobooth & the favors are magnetic frames for their photostrips.
Post # 9
@navybride0428: the bbq sauce is a cute idea but if you have any oot guests who are flying, they may not be able to take the favour home.
my cousin loves bbq and he did bbq spice rub as his favour. is was great and i definitely used them. he got the little glass spice jars from the dollar store.
Post # 10
@BeckyS0: ohh I like the photo frame idea!!
@navybride0428: im not sure what were doing yet but I like the idea of the cookies and the bbq sauce. Maybe if its a bbq style wedding you can give out those brush things you spread the sauce on ribs with, and have your names and date on it?? lol idk that may not be a good idea, I just like the idea of giving something that has both yours and your husbands name on it with the date!
Post # 11
I really dislike the CD idea. Have gotten a few of these and never listed to them, just ended up throwing them away. Plus, not sure it is even legal to burn all those CDs and give them away.
BBQ sauce is fine, but just think if you have many people traveling, how will they take it on the plane back with them? Will it get broken, will it be too spicy for people? If you don’t have anyone flying in, this would be fine.
Post # 12
It would deff be cheapest to do mini mason jars with BBQ sauce, and I think that is an awsome idea!
Buy the jars online wholesale, you probably will only pay about $0.50 a piece.
The best thing is you can probably (not sure if you preserve it?) make these far in advance so you are not stuck doing it really close to the wedding!
And you really cant go wrong with an edible favour
Post # 13
I guess I had a few when I think about it – I had a candy bar (HUGE hit!) a photobooth (People adored this – I wish I had rented it for longer), the standard bubbles and sandlewood fans for the ceremony.
Post # 14
I’ve always thought bubbles or glow sticks were kind of tacky. They’re nice to include, but if that’s the only favor it seems like a waste to me. I really like the BBQ sauce idea. I would buy some decorative jars and give that out. It’s very unique and doable without breaking the bank. These would be nice, but they’re a little small so these might be better. I found them on the Wedding Paper Divas wedding favors page if you want to look around for other options.
Post # 15
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
@navybride0428: Well if you don’t want to bake them yourselves, I’m pretty sure you can find a reasonable quote from a cookie company.