(Closed) Help – I need a Wedding Favor that is NOT homemade

posted 10 years ago in Favors
Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Don’t discount the edible/drinkable favor idea just yet… My favorite kind of favors are the ones you can eat or drink!  I tend to throw away everything else when I get home after a wedding (yeah, I’m that person).  You said they won’t let you have HOMEMADE favors.  What about having pretty cookies made up at a licensed bakery and packaging them up yourself?  I would double check exactly how strict they are about it… They probably just don’t want you making something yourself and then the guests getting sick from it and suing them for food poisoning.  Maybe you could even order little bottles of maple syrup from a company online (or locally if they have stuff like that in your area) and tie a pretty bow on them.  I wonder if you could still do cider if it was in a sealed bottle that you purchased somewhere (and then you could decorate that bottle or put a customized label on it with your date and monogram or something).  You’re probably either going to have to return or resell the bottles you’ve already purchased, but don’t necessarily give up on the food or drink idea!

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Would they allow you to fill them with premade candies? you may even be able to find individually wrapped candies that would fit…

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

here are a few ideas. Cute containers by the way!

Cookie mix? It isn’t edible at the time. unless your guests like flour and sugar plain. This might be what we do…

You could also put:

candy

bath salts in girls and m&ms in the boys

Honey.. It is edible but you would probably have to buy some.

Chocolate covered sunflower seeds (Yum!)

maybe put some sort of sugar sand at the bottom and have a rock candy stick out of it?

Dry ingredients to make ice cream? with the recipe of course.

Could you give the recipe to your special apple cider drink and give them the dry ingredients and then tell them to add the wet ones? Because that would be a fun way to keep your favor but make it venue friendly.

Otherwise I agree with a few other people who said why not give them to them at the ceremony when they leave the building. People give them bubbles when guests leave. It could work here as well. 

Theres a few ideas at least…maybe one will suit your vision for your wedding! Good luck!

Post # 35
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Bumble bee

I got a gift a babyshower that looked like that jar.. It had fake red roses and bath oil. I dont use it, but i have it in my bathroom as a decoration 🙂 just happened to be the same color as my bathroom decor

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

not sure if this was mentioned. . loose leaf apple tea?
or any kind of tea.. but I see an apple theme happening here.
Or tea bags.. but they might be hard to get out.

 

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’d check on if they’ll let you use prepackaged food like candy.  I think individual candies – jelly beans, kisses, m&ms would be cute!

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would go bath salts, body wash, body lotion or bubble bath!

Post # 39
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I vote popcorn, bird seed, or reed diffuser.

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

an infused olive oil?

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

What if the favors are given OUTSIDE the reception venue? Seriously, outside. Or, handing them out at your ceremony site? I think that’s a great idea of giving cider!

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