Post # 1
We have kind of narrowed our favors down to doing either succulents (one per family) or one of each of our favorite cookies. I think both are sweet… With succulents it’s something they can take home to remember us by, but I think the women will appreciate it and the men could care less for favors anyway, unless they’re edible… So the cookie idea I think is cute but then I would need to be making a lot of batches of homemade cookies a day or two before the wedding, which might be a pain. I think everyone could enjoy it, but I kind of want them to have a memento from the day. What do you think?
Post # 2
How many of your guests are traveling by plane from out of town? Succulents could be messy or difficult to take home. Cookies are usually always appreciated and could work as a late night snack for your guests! I know when I got small bottles of olive oil that weren’t sealed properly at the last wedding I went to, I was worried about how to get them home safely in my luggage. I ended up not even having to worry about it because it uncorked and spilled in my purse before I even left the venue. 🙁
Post # 3
Cookies! You can’t travel with plants and they may not make it home anyway. If it were a soley local wedding, I would consider succulents, but if you have traveling guests, edibles for sure.
Post # 4
honestly? Buy the cookies and call it a day. It’ll be enough work to repackage them to make them look pretty I wouldn’t waste my time trying to bake all of them before the wedding, so much unneeded stress. We repackaged hershey’s kisses and our guests loved it, I think DIY is great and I did so much for my wedding, I was glad not to have to worry about the favors as much.
Post # 6
I wouldn’t choose one succulent per family as a favor. Besides not being something a lot of people will appreciate, it will come off as being a bit cheap. If you want to do a favor, do one for everyone. Keep in mind that you don’t have to do a favor at all.
If you want to provide homemade cookies, you can make them ahead of time and freeze them.
Post # 7
julies1949: Have you frozen cookies after baking them before? Are they just as good?
Post # 9
aplusj: I too have had good results with freezing portioned cookies and then baking them later. No problem.
Post # 10
Definitely cookies, because plants won’t travel well. If 99% of your guests are local, which is usually not the case, then succulents would be great.
We did chocolate bars (even more portable than cookies) and people loved them. I ordered Chocolove bars on Amazon for about $2/guest and wrapped them with twine and a note, very similar to the photo below. The packaging is cute and they even come with a love poem inside!
Post # 11
- Wedding: The Mansion at Valley Country Club
As much as I love succulents, cookies all the way.
Post # 12
Cookies. I have a “black thumb,” as far as house plants go.
Post # 13
Do NOT freeze baked cookies, they’ll defrost weird!
Mix up your cookie dough ahead of time and then scoop them out and freeze them (in a single layer until hard and then it’s okay to dump the frozen ones in a big ziploc bag). They’ll be fine for atleast 2 months.
A day or two before the wedding, you plop them onto cookie sheets and bake. Do a small test batch, because frozen dough needs about +2 minutes in the oven, maybe a lower temperature if you’re doing gain’t cookies.
tips: A cookie scoop/ice cream scoop means they’re all the same size and look more professional. Let them cool competely before packaging them up. If sounds lIke it’ll be stressful/expensive (good chocolate isn’t cheap!) just get repackage store bought. People care about 1)taste 2)looks. xD
Post # 14
Cookies……always cookies. I’d be happy with some Chips Ahoy in a small ziplock.
Post # 15
shortstop: Thanks for the tips, scooping the dough ahead of time would definitely save some time.