(Closed) What favors are you handing out

posted 8 years ago in Favors
Post # 47
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Helper bee

@otto2008:  Just a warning, generally unless you are my BFF if something has your name obviously on it I will probably not keep it. A ton of adults have matching stemware so giving them a non-matching glass or mug that has your name on it might not get much use. In my house it would go to charity just because I don’t have anything else to do with it. 

 

Edible is always fun.

Post # 48
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We’re considering doing mini bottles of wine. If not, we will be making a donation to a charity. Havnt decided yet! 

Post # 49
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

we are doing mini calico bags filled with chocolate hearts! Yum!
I have been to weddings though where they did personalised shot glasses, jars of lollies, drink coolers, etc etc.
The best ones ive seen where hand carved welsh love spoons. Sentimental of the couple and super personalised

Post # 50
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@SeptemberSparkle:  

 

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They were soo easy and cheap to make!!

 

I started making my own bags, but it was too time-consuming, so I bought them here… $25 for 100 bags! Some of them weren’t perfect (some were a little shorter/wider than others), but it added to the rustic charm. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

And I purchased cheap cardboard stenciles from Home Depot and black fabric paint and a brush from AC Moore (probably $5 total?).. Taped together my letters, and stenciled the paint on… easy, mindless project I did while watching TV. Or, get a couple extra paint brushes, recruit your bridesmaids, and finish it way faster.

 

 

We went to a local roaster, and had them specially roast a batch just for us just before the wedding (husband is a coffee FANATIC, and insists that freshly-roasted tastes worlds better), so it was a little pricey ($10/pound)… but you can find bulk coffee cheap elsewhere (Costco coffee is actually pretty good!).

 

We did 2.5 ounces of coffee per bag, and purchased 13 pounds of coffee for 80 favors. 2.5 ounces is what you get with those mini trial packages, and is good enough for a small pot of coffee, so that seemed perfect to us!

 

 

 

The other thing we did was we did half whole bean and half ground… each bag was tied with a ribbon in our wedding colors (silver for ground, or blue for whole bean) to note which type it was, so guests could choose.

 

 

 

OH. I forgot to add that the favor tags on them each said “Thanks for ‘bean‘ here with us!” because I love puns. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 51
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@otto2008:  Do it with Starbucks coffee then! I’d contact Starbucks and ask if they have a special bulk rate (most places do!)… but you can find some sort of bulk packages on Amazon (this one comes to $8.16/pound which is pretty good!).

 

Post # 52
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I was going to do jars of honey. We have a little market in the sqaure where I live for local people to sell their goods and there was a guy that made honey. It was pretty cheap, but we found out that the guy doesn’t live in the area anymore and we weren’t able to find anyone else. So I’m making white chocolate dipped oreas for everyone. 

 

Post # 54
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@lovelove1028:  I would have loved to have gotten that wedding favor!  My husband and I were going to do something similar, but logistically, it just didn’t work out.

Post # 55
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Im doing edible cookie escort cards so that they serve double purpose ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 56
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

The best wedding favor I ever got was a bag of candy from a candy bar.  It was a great snack for the long road trip home after the wedding.  If I had to get something non-edible, I’d prefer something small but not personalized with a name or date on it.  For example, a tea diffuser or cookie cutter with a recipe.

Post # 57
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’m doing custom made snowflake cookies to match our “Winter Wonderland” theme.   They will look like the white-iced ones below, but detailing will be silver rather than blue.  Each will be boxed in a clear box and tied with sheer silver ribbon and a tag, then placed on everyone’s dinner plates.  The cookies are due to arrive this week and I’m very excited to see how they came out!  

 

Post # 58
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We did seed packets from American Meadows, and they were super cheap and a super big hit!  I had more than enough for each guest to take one.  Our reception ended up with less people than had RSVP’ed, so there were probably 35 extra seed packets (which we scattered on the tables to add decoration).  I liked the idea because like others have said, if there were any extra, I’d happily take them home and plant them.  As it turned out, there wasn’t one left on any table anywhere!

They have a lot of varieties for flower seeds and the packet colors.  I mixed and matched 3 different packets.  They even tell you the Avery label number you need to personalize them and cover their logo!  I thought that was exceptionally cool of them.  And, we just got a Christmas card from someone who said that the seeds came up!  ๐Ÿ™‚

I loved the simplicity of the seed packets, and apparently the guests loved the seeds!

Post # 59
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2015

We are getting married in Niagara Falls and are having a casino themed wedding.  $5 poker chip will be our favor, we’re trying to decide if it should be per person or per couple though..

Post # 60
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We gave lip balm for the women & playing cards for the men.

Post # 61
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

my mom is known by all our friends and family for making incredible fresh homemade salsa. she is canning her salsa in the little short (I think 3oz?) mason jars and we are attaching a tag, and those are the favors.

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