(Closed) What do you think of these favors? Cute or Lame

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which favor is the best?
    Do the donation to the redwoods in everyone's honor : (22 votes)
    58 %
    Do the tree saplings : (5 votes)
    13 %
    Do the jewelry bags with flower bulbs : (9 votes)
    24 %
    Oher please explain : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    89 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I actually had friends go with the ‘plant a tree’ route, but theirs was a little different. They signed up for a website that allowed guests to plant trees in their honor with a small donation. They’d been living together for quite some time, and didn’t have a registry as they had everything they needed already. Their wedding was a few years ago, so I can’t remember the name of the website they used, but I thought it was a really good idea, and they had a little “wedding grove” at the end of it. 🙂 Very cool!

    I also really like the idea of giving your guests seasonally appropriate flower bulbs. My mom is an avid gardener, and loves getting bulbs from the people she cares about to remember them by. I think it’s a very sweet keepsake, as long as your guests are the planting sort!

    Post # 4
    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    If you wanted to do cards, you could get that plantable paper that turns into flowers. Win win? I do like your idea of the bulbs, but I would likely be a lazy guest who forgot about mine or didn’t want to dig in the garden. Plus, what if you have guests who live in apartments or condos? And if guests are coming in from out of the country, they’re not allowed to take plant matter back with them (same would apply to saplings obviously).

    We gave Forget-me-not seeds that the Alzheimer’s Society provided us with our donation. I think you just have to sprinkle them over the garden. I love what you mentioned about the flowers coming back each year 🙂

    Post # 5
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    A person in a condo or apartment can still plant it and set the pot in the window. Even folks who live in houses do that. A tree won’t grow big enough to be planted outdoors for a long time (several years in fact) and will be just fine in a pot in a window. The majority of people will agree.

    I would prefer either of the plants with card for explanation of what they are and care instructions. I am personally not a fan of donations since they should be kept private between the couple and the charity without any mention of the guests’ names, and are not a favor (which is something the guest can take home for themselves to remember the day).

    Generally though, most people don’t miss favors if they are not there since they are not required. Edibles are best if you must have them, and even then I have seen many edible favors left behind even when in plain sight for everyone to take.

    Post # 6
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My cousin gave out little trees… I live in suburbia. There is no room for a spruce tree in my yard. I left it at the reception. 

    Then again, there were people who lived on acredges who took dozens home.


    Personally, I love the plantable paper idea!!

    Post # 7
    2006 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’ll be honest, I would leave behind any sapling/bulb/seed favor that I received at a wedding. I don’t enjoy gardening in any form so I wouldn’t enjoy taking home a plantable gift.

    I would however have no problem with a donation made in the couple’s name instead of a favor. 

    Post # 8
    502 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Daffodils hold my heart <3 That is how I know it is getting warm out again in Pittsburgh. Warm= happy 🙂

    Post # 9
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Honestly I wouldnt take home a plantable thing and if I did it wouldnt get planted…ever. It would probably end up staying in my car, a drawer or a suitcase! I would much rather see that money was donated in my name to a cause, whatever that cause may be, as long as it is something meaningful to the couple.

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