(Closed) What are you doing for your favors?

posted 14 years ago in Favors
Post # 17
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

We wanted something that followed our preference for sustainable business, would be a big hit from little kids to the grandparents and was easy to travel with since most of our guests were from out of town. We briefly considered DIY coasters but were worried that they would break or wouldn’t be as well-received as we had intended.

So enter locally-made, organic truffles! The DH and I are chocolate snobs (prefer European over *most* American chocolate which is made from hydrogenated oils) so we were concerned about ordering from somewhere we couldn’t try the product in advance. We went with a local chocolatier and they were a huge hit! My 3-year-old niece sniffed them out immediately. At the end of the night the guests asked for the name of the chocolatier – they wanted to order some of their own! In our eyes, that was a huge hit as not only were the truffles super-yummmmy but our purchase went to to a local business owner. 

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

chocolate covered fortune cookies in small take out boxes wrapped in ribbon

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Originally we were going to make cute glass jars of pear preserves to hand out (family recipe).  After making over 30 of them…and running out of pears…I realized we might not be able to buy enough pears to make 200!! And I might run out of patience.  So now we are going to friend’s honeybee farm and collecting honey.  Using the same jars, cute fabric, and lovely notes – martha stewart-ish 🙂

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I’m getting chocolate covered fortune cookies, you can personalize the fortunes, and chopsticks engraved with our names and the "happy" symbol.  I’ll make silver paper holders and wrap the chopsticks with a ribbon.

 I haven’t seen either product in person, but browsing other shops these looked great in comparison.

 http://www.chocolati.com/home.php?cat=1

http://www.laserimageworks.com/ 

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

we are foregoing the "traditional" favor by making a dontation to the American Cancer Society (our charity) in honor of our guests and in memory of my father (it is a way I hope to include him in our special day).

we are also going to have a photobooth with a personalized banner. we are going to have the digital images of the pictures projected on the wide screen during the dance portion of the reception afterparty

i am also going to make the name cards into bookmarks so that guests can actually keep them and use them afterwards. i am just debating if they should be laminated or not, at this point. which is easy enough to do with a xyron machine. 🙂

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

btw. the american cancer society provides you with really nice, free certificates or menu cards for all your guests explaining your donation, regardless of the amount of your gift to them. isnt that cool?

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2007

We’re going with photo frames that double as place card holders.  I know that’s been done… but so has everything else.  I’m a photography student, so it ties in my interests a bit.  I think it will be nice for guests to walk away with something they can use again.  Plus, I found frames that aren’t terribly feminine yet tie into my loose theme of elegant leaves!  I found them at weddingchannel.com. 

http://www.weddingchannelstore.com/weddingchannel/ProductPage.aspx?scId=PlaceCardHolders1(KnotShop)&pId=P466(KnotShop)&cId=Favors(KnotShop)&cTypF

 

Post # 24
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2007

we did personalized mugs – http://www.discountmugs.com – and then, added in personalized tea bags with our wedding date and names.  in addition to that, for our centerpieces, we had a cupcake tower so many people ended up drinking the tea for dessert and fitting about 2-3 cupcakes inside of their mugs

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I actually won that License to Wed prize when they had that contest in Brides Magazine this summer. One of the prizes was Godiva 4pc. Truffle wedding favors so we’re having those. So happy with them! I love truffles!

Post # 26
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I’m buying large Snickerdoodles and placing them in cute cellophane bags that we can decorate.  It came out to be super cheap for 250 people and they are delicious.

Post # 27
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2008

We’re also donating to charity instead of favors – Partial to a hospice in Israel & partial to an animal refuge here at home – Escort cards will be white pumpkins, so whoever gets one, they are more than welcome to it 🙂

Post # 28
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Wannabee

no reception favors per se – sandalwood fans at the beach ceremony, welcome letter with a 9-piece box of truffles @ our dw

Post # 29
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2008

donations are a great idea!

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

nothing.

welcome bags for out of town guests in the hotels and that’s it. 

Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

My fiance and I love almond cookies so we are putting them 4 cookies in a fuschia bag, putting them in a 3×3 white gift box, and wrapping them with ribbon in our wedding colors.  Attached to the favor will be an escort card telling the guest where they sit (it’s an outdoor wedding, and we needed something to hold them down.)

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