Our theme is winery/brewery at bowling/bocce ball restaurant, so my dad is making stained glass candle holders (red and white chip glass) that double as part of the table decor. It's a lot of work, but he volunteered! It's also something personal and completely unique. We will have little carry bags at each place setting and a friend will make sure everyone takes one on their way out.
Future Mrs.P ·
We was originally going to do mini Crown Apple bottles , but the other day I'm considering Mini Bamboo Plants.
We're doing bags of coffee beans that say "the perfect blend" and bags of herbal tea that say "love is brewing". We LOVE coffee and tea, and we're having a coffee and tea bar at the wedding, so it just fit! Guests can choose to go with coffee or tea.
Nancy Taussig ·
For those of you doing the key bottle openers, are you doing a reading about keys in your ceremony?
Food always goes over well, but otherwise you have to know your crowd. Our wedding is in New Orleans and everyone here has that one cabinet full of plastic cups from Mardi Gras parade throws. It's almost a given that a Nola wedding has plastic tumbler cups from the wedding as the favor. Go with food, something regional, or something unique to you guys! ETA: it is also ok etiquette to skip favors altogether and use the money elsewhere!
I would skip it, but my family and FH's family thinks its weird to not do anything -- we're going with an edible option since I agree that trinkets are a waste of money. We'll probably be doing S'mores. It goes along with our wedding as we're getting married in the summer in a beach town and having a welcome bonfire the night before.
The only thing we will for sure be having is koufetta (jordan almonds), as they are traditional for a Greek wedding and our reception will be on the small side. For our possible beach party I am thinking just a photo booth as there will be a lot of people and pretty casual, so we don't need traditional favors. Plus chocolate & food would not hold out well in July/August by the beach.
I ordered custom seed packets from ETSY and bought wildflower seeds. They are under $1 each and even if people don't take them, I know lots of people who would use them and I can always use extra in my back yard.
Most people suggest something edible because most people won't get use out of anything else really. I'm doing plantable seed paper favors, they make them in heart shapes, and I got plastic favor bags to package them in.
My fiancés family has been making maple syrup for many generations! We are doing small glass maple leaves filled with their maple syrup! I love gifts that are both meaningful and something guests want/will use!
We are getting this fall with a sunflower theme and doing pumpkin pies instead of cake, so we decided on pumpkin and sunflower seeds in mini brown paper bags that I'm stamping with a pumpkin/sunflower depending on the seed inside.