(Closed) What’s the best wedding favor?

posted 14 years ago in Favors
Post # 77
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I agree with what most people say about the edible favors!

Post # 78
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Do people really think a small jar of jam is a good idea? I am liking that idea for our outside wedding…

I agree with edible, no goofy, throwaway ideas….

although I love the pen idea too! 

Post # 79
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Bumble bee

Thanks to a little inspiration from Mrs. Corn, we will do glass Christmas ornaments (Sept. wedding) filled with beach sand from our wedding location and hopefully mini starfish I ordered online (if they fit through the opening). I’ll tie on a satin ribbon in our weding colors and attach a small tag that says Thank You on one side and our monogram on the other. Since most guests are from out of town we are hoping it will be a nice souvineer of their trip as well. I really hope people like them enough to bring them home. We’re going to buy the ornaments now at 50% off so the cost is super managable and it will make a fun mother daughter project after Christmas. We’re not yet sure how to distribute them, IÄm leaning towards a sign that invites each guest to take one and then if they don’t want it they don’t have to take it.

Post # 80
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I like edible favors… that way i can eat it then or save it for later 🙂

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Post # 82
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2009

The only wedding favor I ever kept and liked was a family recipe book. The couple collected recipes from their close friends and family before the wedding and compiled a recipe book. They had a special note in front of each recipe. I would love to do that for my wedding but (1) don’t have enough time to collect recipes and (2) don’t really want to copy my friend. So now I am thinking about a similar creative functional wedding favor. Anyone have ideas?

Post # 83
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Newbee

We’re doing 2 favors..

The first is going to be a pineapple shaped cookie for each guest that we’re going to have at the tables at the reception. I’m taking the week before the wedding off from work and I plan on tackling the chore of baking them and decorating them to look like colonial pineapples, then bagging them and adding tags that explain the historical significance of pineapples as a sign of friendship and welcoming. (I love pineapples!)

The second is going to be a wedding CD with a playlist of songs from the wedding that we’ve chosen for sentimental reasons. We’re going to have these in a big basket up near the welcoming table so that anyone who wants one can take it, and that way, we’re not forcing someone to take a CD they could care less about.. but we love playlists and we’re kinda excited about doing a CD. 🙂

Post # 84
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

a do it yourself goody bag from the candy bar.

Post # 85
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We’re going to do the candy buffet. And we’re also doing a photobooth where guests can take their shots home.

I’m a fan of edible favors, my Fiance isn’t. So we went with both.

Post # 86
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Our reception is a wine and cheese reception with cake & champagne. Thought about doing splits of champagne for each guest, but then realized it would kind of be overkill. Instead, we’re taking all the wine corks that my parents and us have saved up and cutting a little slit in the top for a postcard. The postcard will have a picture of us and our new address & contact info. On the cork I’m going to use my woodburner to write something like “Eat. Drink. Be Merry (or Married…not sure)” I dunno. Something to that effect. That way, they have our contact info, and a nice little non-personalized picture holder.

Post # 87
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Edible favors or metal wine stopper’s. I received a wine stopper with a heart topper & I use this thing whenever we have company over. It’s the only useful gift I’ve ever received 🙂

Edible… well, how can you go wrong? If it tastes good your guests will be happy!

Post # 88
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Wannabee

If anyone is getting married within the year, I’ve heard of giving guests a single, white sequin glove like Michael Jackson’s.  I heard it was a hit at the wedding.  All the guests wore them and danced the night away.  It would be cheap too.

Post # 89
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I didn’t go to this wedding, but a handfull of my hometown friends did! In lieu of favors, the couple decided to sponsor a child through World Vision (I think) instead.

Post # 90
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

A wine stopper!

 

We’re doing a candy buffet too- but if I had the $ for really nice bottle stoppers I would do that!

Post # 91
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2012

On jam:

I do get concerned about this rising trend because I lot of people think it’s cute/quaint/vintage/or some other romantacised throwback to a simpler time.  I do, too.  But if you think of it that way, then you probably aren’t used to being around home canning.

While jam is not as risky as other canning projects…I would urge all brides to take home canning and jarring procedures very seriously. 

Of course it’s unlikely that anyone will get sick, but it’s not as commonplace as it used to be, so people may underestimate the importance of precautions

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