(Closed) which green favour?

posted 8 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Which favor is best? (green wedding)
    customized stainless steel water bottle : (38 votes)
    56 %
    tree sapling : (18 votes)
    26 %
    heart birdseed feeder/decoration : (12 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I love the tree sapling idea, I think that’s unique and memorable. 

    Post # 4
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Those are all great ideas! Maybe with the tree sapling, you could attach a little note that says if your guests don’t intend to plant them, you will donate them to a place that could use them? Maybe a local school, nursing home, park district, etc.

    I love those water bottles, especially the parsley ones! If you think most of your guests would use them, that would probably be my choice. Even though I would like the birdseed favor, I know a lot of people in this area might just toss it. Sad, but true.

    Just my two cents. =)

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I love the water bottle and I use them constantly so that’s probably why I am biased, but I just love them!  The poppies one is my fave of those as well.

     

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    the trees are nice, but I would use the water bottle a lot (especially during the summer) and would think of you! It’s something I definitly wouldn’t forget!

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I love the saplings too, but I know that for us at least, a lot of our guests would have nowhere to plant them. 

    The water bottles would probably get the most use… but the birdseed hearts are so cute!! lol I’m not much help… sorry!

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    i love the bottles. if you dont mind me asking…where did you get them? how much where they?

    thanks 😀

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    The bottles are awesome!

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I love the tree sapling idea. I was thinking of doing that too.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2008

    Are many people travelling for your wedding?  Might be difficult to transport the saplings if they have to fly.  Also, do most people coming have houses?  A favor like a sapling would not work for us as we live in an apartment on the third floor in a city… but I would love the water bottle!

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think the water bottle is the most practical favor of the three. I really like the idea of the sapling but I don’t know if many of your guests will have a place to plant it (and like jhphi said if many of your guests are flying they wouldn’t be able to travel with it very easily). Although, I do like the idea of having those guests that won’t plant it in their own yard donate it to a place that will (nursing homes, schools, etc.) The birdseed is a cute idea but personally, I wouldn’t use it. I would either go with the water bottle or the sapling and I think more people would use the water bottle than plant the sapling.

    Post # 14
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think it depends on your guests, and what you think they’ll do, or if you’re ok with them not planting the trees.

    Do many of your guests have yards or space to plant them? If so, are they the type of people to plant a tree and care for it? Are most local to the area so that the same kind of tree will grow in the climate they live in? Of course trees can be planted places other than a yard but thinking its a great idea and actually finding somewhere to plant, gathering the supplies, then going out and doing it is another thing.

    I don’t know if the pic is the actual seedling type you’re considering, its hard to tell in the pic but they look like evergreens, which are the usual type of tree sold as favors. Depending on the type of tree used, the amount of care needed can vary, and some types of evergreens can require quite a lot of effort to keep them alive for first year or two. Unfortunately many trees sold as favors are chosen by vendors based solely on how “cute” they look bundled up rather than on factors that would help people actually grow them. I’m not sure if its hard to find trees that are relatively easy to grow…

    I don’t know if its an option but if you really love the trees maybe you could have some trees and some birdfeeders so guests can choose based on what is most practical for them?

    Although they don’t double as décor, I think the water bottles are a great idea, very practical, and I’d be thrilled to receive one as a guest. If I wasn’t confident that many guests would plant the trees & hang the feeders I’d probably choose the bottles (I wouldn’t like to know that all the baby trees I sent home with everyone would be thrown away.) Since so many people carry bottled water I’d like that it could have a big impact right away. The bottles could be to “dressed up” to look nice on a favor table in an eco-friendly way, maybe paper sacks tied with ribbon or twine?

    If you decided not to use trees or feeders as favors you could always use some as décor if they go with your theme and then plant/hang them yourself or share with family and friends you know would use them. 

    Honestly if I sent the trees or feeders home with most of my guests many would end up being thrown away but I could also see the point of view that even if only a few trees were actually grown it’s a good thing. 

    I think the eco-friendly favors are a great way to give a gift, reflect your beliefs and share them with family and friends, make an environmental impact, and encourage others to be green all at the same time.

    And of course none of the opinions may matter at all to you if you have your heart set on the trees…a lot of wedding planning isn’t at all about being “practical!” Smile

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Wow, those are all great ideas its hard to choose one! I guess I would say the waterbottles because they are eco friendly and everyone could use them while the trees could possibly go unplanted.

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