Post # 1
After reading various posts and blogs, it appears that edible favors are the way to go. Unfortunately, any food item must be purchased by the exclusive caterer of the venue. They can provide something similar to my idea but it will cost 2-3 times more than me getting it myself. Now I’m trying to think of an alternative favor idea, something non edible that can be useful.
Our theme is baseball… Purchasing mini bats or baseballs for each guest would be just as pricey
Thanks for your help
Post # 3
What about a favor with a baseball printed on it? We’re doing pint glass favors with a hops design on it (we’re both beer nerds).
Post # 4
I would take the position that I could use any favor I wanted, that the venue couldn’t provide.
Could you use packets of caramel flavored microwave popcorn? It is edible, but certainly not at the wedding, so nothing the venue could provide.
this couple have packets of pancake mix in a box labelled “Batter,Batter”
(also something the venue couldn’t provide)
along the same vein, you could make up jars of cookie mix, box them with the instructions to finish and bake,and apply a “batter, batter” label
on sale for 99 cents!
baseball themed keychains
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
In this case, I’d probably just skip the favor.
Post # 7
Drink cozy’s shaped like baseball t shirts’ for your local sports-team?
ETA: A basket just outside the venue with baseball cookies! Lol jk.
Post # 8
Maybe coasters with a baseball design?
Post # 9
I would do a donation in lieu of, especially in this case.
Post # 10
Thank you all for your feedback, these are great recommendations
Gonna share these recommendations with my fiancé! See what works best.
I forgot to mention, we will be having a photo booth. Maybe we can get the photos to print out like baseball cards?
Post # 11
I think the photobooth is more than enough.
Also, I would double check with the venue. Most venues will allow you to bring food as long as you can provide the license from that vendor and their insurance or a waiver of liability (like, if you were to provide your own cake, for instance). I don’t think it’s fair if you’re going to have a favor that is going to be sealed and not eaten on the premises for them to dictate something like that, especially if it’s some candy or something. I understand why venues do that (they don’t want the guests getting sick and someone suing them when they got sick from someone else’s food), but it doesn’t make sense when it comes to edible favors that people are taking home.
Post # 12
Just don’t have favors then. No need to pass along useless trinkets that just end up in landfills. I wouldn’t use anything listed here as a suggestions (cute as they may be!). Overly cutesy themed stuff really makes me cringe, too…”Hey, batter batter” is a great example of that.
Post # 13
@MrsBaconBit: That’s a really cute idea. I hope it works out!
Post # 14
Skip favors, do a donation, or do the photobooth. Honestly, all that other stuff might look “cute,” but it’s just a waste of money and resources, and it will all end up in the garbage.