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August Wedding. Hennepin Ave United in Minneapolis across from the Walker Art Center, large beautiful church. Reception at The Great Hall in St Paul – large beautiful reception hall with wide open spaces, high cielings and ivory marble all around.
Vintage meets Modern/Shabby Chic theme. DIY
Colors are: Blush pinks, Golds/Ivories and Navy color. (Currently the main navy thing is the groomsmen suits, and either table linens or napkins)
Guests: Inviting just over 300, assuming about 250 will be in attendence, give or take some.
I need favor ideas! I dont really want something that says Sarah & Isaiah or our wedding date, nothing permenant with that anyway. My experience is that people wont really keep things with someone elses name on it, haha. We are already having pencils with our name and date at the table settings to fill out a crossword puzzle along with journals at each table asking questions such as “where do you see this couple in ten years” & etc.
Also — I have heard a few things about donating to charity as a favor. Has anyone done this or know more about it?!
Post # 3
imo edible favours are the best… not sure on the donation thing, i suppose your best bet would be to contact your chosen charity regarding this.
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@wifegoodman: A friend of mine did this. She made a donation to a charity, then our favors were little boxes of kisses with a slip of paper that told us of the donation. Very sweet!
Post # 6
When you ladies say edible, you mean as a candy bar or ?
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Food favors are awesome. Candy, cookies, fudge, rice krispy treats, dipped apples (e.g. candy apples, caramel apples), spice mixes, bbq sauce, bottled honey or maple syrup, a favorite family treat… you have tons of options. Choose something that is reflective of your current area, hometown, cultural background, favorite childhood treat, etc. As long as it has meaning to you and is tasty, it will be a success.
Post # 8
Anything edible. I personally specifically like something that means something to the couple or regional to their locale.
ie, my husband and I make homebrews together so for our wedding we made a homebrew just for the wedding. Something light and summery. Bottled with personalized labels etc. For the kids we did a regional beverage called loganberry.
Post # 9
Definitely go with an edible favor. We are doing 4oz quilted mason jars with m&m’s with our colors. We had thought of canning applesauce since we can every summer, but our apple trees didn’t do so good this year & don’t want to buy that many apples. with an edible you can still personalize the label, but have peace of mind that your money was well spent. Have you thought of doing a candy/ dessert bar and put out personalized containers, then your guests can pick what they want.
Post # 10
Have you thought about making cake pops?! You can also order them on line if you google cake pops. Super cute idea
Post # 11
@wifegoodman: When my cousin got married he and his wife did the donation thing. Every place setting had a bookmark at it that said something along the lines of “In lieu of a favor, a donation has been made in your name to the American Cancer Society, in memory of the groom’s mother.” My aunt had passed away about 10 years before then, and I thought it was a really sweet thing to do.
When my fiance and I get married in October of ’12 we’re doing scented soaps. My fiance’s parents used to make soaps for a charity in their town. So, we’re going to do soaps with scents and colors to match the fall wedding. And we’re going to get little bride and groom rubber duckies to put in the soaps! 🙂
I love the edible favors too. My fiance’s sister and her husband did bride and groom chocolate covered strawberries for their wedding a few years ago. And another cousin of mine did m&ms in their wedding colors with their date and their names on them. I looked into the m&ms thing, but it got kind of pricey.
Good luck! 🙂
Post # 12
@FutureMrsNee: Thank you so much! Youre ideas are helpful 🙂
Post # 13
@stokieGal: I agree re edible favors. Or some other consumable, like a plant or seeds or a candle.
Post # 14
@wifegoodman: You are very welcome! 🙂 Good luck! Let us know what you decide!!
Post # 15
We hated the idea of having our names/date plastered on a favor. However, we came up with a creative alternative! We gave our guests koozies with a ‘made up’ bar/restaraunt that incorporated our last name (or at least the nickname version of it). On the other side, we used our REAL venue’s logo (which is a popular summer hangout), so it doubled as a little souvie! Our guests always send us pictures of them putting the favors to good use ; )
here’s the design:
and the finished product: