Post # 1
If I want to give really amazing gifts, I’m having a small intimate wedding, probably 100 people, although it could be 125 since we haven’t completed the guest list yet. What would be a really nice gift? Thank you!
Post # 3
Something that isn’t just a tschoke…but that clearly some thought went into.
We made coastal ornaments and explained that we collect an ornament whenever we go to a new place. Perhaps not everyone used their ornament…but it was a great way to make something that was reflective of the wedding experience we provided to our guests…but that wasn’t a tschoke that would just get thrown out.
Post # 4
I heard of custom made ornaments as gifts, I love that idea! Any idea where I could do that at? I think I’ll make a post about that.
Post # 5
some useful favors that i have gotten from weddings were heart cookie cutters with a quote about love and another couple had a spring wedding so they gave us flower seeds to plant and watch their love grow.
Post # 6
I have always loved edible favors! I have yet to receive any other kind of wedding favor that I’ve used or kept.
Post # 8
Edible or plantable favors are my favorites!
Post # 9
We were going to do flower seeds. I love the ornament idea too, especially for a smaller wedding where most of the guests would actually care. We’re inviting entirely too many people (600? REALLY? Gah.), so I know a lot of them probably wouldn’t want an ornament from our wedding because in the end they’re not that close to us.
I think my favorite idea is doing a donation to a meaningful charity instead. Like if you lost a family member to cancer or are passionate about animal rights or whatever, you could leave a nice note explaining why you did it. You don’t have to be sad when favors get left behind, no one feels awkward throwing away a favor they know you put thought and money into but they just don’t care about, and it’s a chance to share something that’s meaningful to you with your guests. Not to mention a nice charity benefits from it. (We chose not to go this route because there’s no charity we could agree meant something to both of us. We both feel strongly about not donating to cancer research (don’t ask, it’ll probably make you mad if I explain), and he doesn’t care about animals like I do, etc.)
And lastly, everyone here has always said great things about food. I love the idea of having family members make cookies or portable desserts and doing a cookie bar. They’re much more meaningful since family made them, and you could have the recipes available or something cute.
Oh, and corn, what on earth’s a tschoke?
Post # 10
A tchotchke is another word for ‘knicknack’ or some other rather useless item.
Post # 11
Food. Something I can eat. I like candy!
Post # 12
A donation (because who really needs a favor when you’ve just been to a wedding with food, drink, cake, etc) or something edible.
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Post # 15
I am hoping people think it will be the koozies we had made…lol
Post # 16
I love edible favors.
My cousin did Big Island Cookies, and they were so amazingly good that I swear we shamelessly searched out table settings that didn’t have anyone sitting there (but had the cookie box at the placesetting) and ate the cookies, and tried to hide the boxes so we wouldn’t look so piggy. I wish we could do those for our wedding but it would be such an obvious copycat move. Our family still reminisces about how good those cookies were.
Another friend, a chef, made Mexican wedding cakes. We took extras home because they were so good.
The most ridiculous favor I ever got was a plastic figurine of a Precious Moments bride and groom glued to a blue satin parachute, with pearl accents. I kid you not.
If you don’t do edible, then do a donation.