(Closed) Which favor- fresh cherries or homeade jam?

posted 9 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Which favor?
    Fresh cherries in tin pails : (11 votes)
    19 %
    Homeade jam : (48 votes)
    81 %
  • Post # 3
    1573 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    When you can’t decide..do both!  Is it so bad to do both.  The cherries would be free right.  So you give your guests some jam and cherries.  So cute by the way.  Are you getting married on a farm or ranch?  Oh, something to consider.  Which takes longer, making jam or picking cherries? Is time a factor in your decision making?

    Post # 4
    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    both is a great idea but i did vote for the jam because for handling and getting it home, its much easier for me to throw a jar into my bag…. i have visions of yummy cherries rolling around in the car

    Post # 5
    4382 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    Jam! Lasts longer. 🙂 Or you could make fresh cherry preserves!

    Post # 6
    898 posts
    Busy bee

    I like the jam better, for reasons mentioned above. But I do think the cherry favors are adorable. Maybe you could have slightly bigger tins of cherries on the dinner tables for people to munch on?

    Post # 7
    2324 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    Cherries are cute, but it would be impossible to get them home without ending up with cherries staining clothes and cars. Go with the jam!

    Post # 8
    3526 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    How about cherry jam? Or using bigger pails of cherries as centerpieces? 🙂 Just a thought.

    Post # 9
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Cherries are cute but if they get squished at all somebody'[s dress may be ruined. And quite frankly, I can buy cherries at the store…

    I vote for jam! Easily transported and HOMEMADE! Holy yum. Hands down, homemade jam.

    Post # 10
    345 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I said jam, and agree with everyone!

    I love fresh cherries, but they don’t travel well, and I would feel rude to eat them at the wedding since I wouldn’t know what to do with the seeds 🙂

    Post # 11
    7053 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Jam!  Keeps longer but will require a bit more work.

    Post # 12
    1896 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

    The jam!  It would keep longer and the packaging options are adorable!

    Post # 13
    2856 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I vote for JAM, for all the above reasons. Great idea!!

    Post # 14
    443 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I’m going against the grain-but I say go for the fresh cherries. It’s a way to include your Fiance (and his family) and honestly it’ll be easier to put together. You dont have to worry about making all that jam. I’m assuming you’re using the little pails that will probably hold about 5 cherries. Who wouldnt eat their cherries as soon as they get the favor? I know I would! If you’re worried about people leaving them behind- put out little ziploc baggies so they can be transported safely.

    Post # 15
    2889 posts
    Sugar bee

    I second EJS. Cherries are delicious and look nice but cauye stains easily and if there are any children and your dress is white…

    Post # 16
    1956 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

    Well, I’m definitely in the minority here too but i LOVE the idea of giving fresh cherries…the arguments concerning cherries staining clothing are a little silly bc if you’re serving any type of food at your wedding (and I’m assuming you are :), then there is always a chance of something spilling or staining…I just love the idea of fresh fruit at favors, I wanted to do fresh, locally picked strawberries but apparently, I’m about 1.5 weeks too early for them to be in season…either one will be super sweet and cute tho!

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