Sunday, November 23, 2008

#433: "what are your favors?"

i was asked this question over the weekend.

and i didn't have an answer.

if i had space in my budget, i would have definitely thought a lot harder about what to give the guests as a parting gift. but i didn't. plus, i felt like a lot of favor ideas were done and done again. and what's unique about that. so i had kind of stopped thinking about it.

but now i'm seriously considering this whole favor thing again.

because i thought of something.


via lawrys.

why salt?! oh, i don't know. maybe this?

besides, couldn't everyone always use some extra spice? natch.

16 comments:

not-yet-a-doctor said...

I think that's a perfect favour considering your venue... BUT, I was selfishly hoping you were going to finish by saying NO FAVOURS!! I am looking for support in my decision (at least so far) to avoid the extra expense! Seriously though, the salt is perfect!

Sweet T said...

oh, duh! i was trying to figure out where I had seen the logo for your venue before!

We're not doing favors, really... but we are having OOT bags so it's not like we're saving money on that :P

AmyJean said...

I think the Seasoning is a cute and fun party favor, and not too expensive... I'm not planning to do party favors though... i figure, i can use that little bit of money towards something at the wedding for the guests(chocolate fountain, candy table etc..)

Kristen said...

Lawry's seasoning would be a great favor and a cute way to tie in your awesome venue (other than the tie in that, well, your wedding will be there hehehe), HOWEVER, only do them if you have $$.

Autumn Witt Boyd to be said...

Super cute idea, love it! Most favors get thrown away but this one would be enjoyed and your guests would think of you and the fabulous time they had eery time they use it...

The Penny Pincher Bride said...

We made donations in our guests names to the American Cancer Society. They will send you place cards which I put in vellum envelopes with a monogram seal. Everyone loved the idea.

http://www.cancer.org/docroot/COM/content/div_NE/COM_1_1x_American_Cancer_Society_Wedding_Scrolls_Offer_a_Meaningful_Alternative_to_Wedding_Favors.asp?sitearea=COM

Broke-ass Bride said...

Not to toot my own horn - but didn't I comment with that idea when you announced the venue? :)
ITS AWESOME! I looove that stuff, and would truly appreciate it as a guest.

Meg said...

No favors! You know that's my policy. And d*mn it, I'm sticking to it.

Ten Thousand Only said...

or...i guess i could just not give out favors...

but can i admit that i got a wee bit insecure about it when i was asked about favors and didn't have an answer? i don't enjoy getting thrown those looks of 'you're so cheap'. any suggestions on how to avoid such thangs?

thanks for your supportage, people.

Ten Thousand Only said...

broke-ass: i was patting myself on the back. but i should really pat yours!!! i probably read your comment and a few days later thought i'd come up with my very own fun and unique idea. psh. :)

Becca said...

While I actually think this is a very practical (ie - it will get used) and applicable (ie it matches the day) favor, I'm jumping on the NO favor bandwagon. Honestly, when I first started planning and nearly collapsed from knot-induced stress one week in, I remember garbling something about "favors... centerpieces... bridesmaids gifts... expensive..." to my mother. She promtply shut me down with a (paraphrased) "Bish Plz, favors? What the hell are favors? You mean like a birthday party?!! I've never heard of such idiocy."

Please keep in mind my mother is a very proper, teach-her-uncouth-American-children-all-about-correct-tablesettings type British woman. If she and her generation recognize the false tradition of favors, those of us living in post-bubble economic times can get on this back-to-actual-traditions wedding planning. That said, IF you can get a costco bulk deal and IF you have real $$ left over from your budget, then feel free. It's a nice gesture, but really really unnecessary.

Britt Sparks said...

Totally agree with the no favors. You're already hosting them for a great dinner and party - what greedy person would expect a gift on top of that? No one remembers them or hangs on to them as a token of the big day. We didn't do them and they certainly weren't missed by anyone. Spend your time and money on what really matters.

kelly (and dan!) said...

oh, it's perfect!!! would you be completely opposed to emailing (or snail-mailing) lawry's corporate and telling them how much you loooove their seasoning salt and thought it would a perfect wedding favor for your celebration AT lawry's... but it just isn't in your budget... and maybe, just maybe, they would donate a big box of little salts to you? just a thought, but i wouldn't put it past a company to go for something like that - especially if you are planning to leave the label as is - that's advertising for them!! again, just a thought, but i think that a little flattery can go a long way!!!

good luck no matter what you decide to do. favors or no favors, it sounds like you are going to have an incredible celebration!

Kimberly said...

we're giving a small donation to a cause that is meaningful to both my fiance and i in lieu of a favor. not too shabby, eh?!

Kimberly said...

HOWEVER- i love the seasoning salt idea, it's meaningful. love it.

Susan Fussell said...

We weren't going to do favors, but then I thought of something similar to your idea and now we are doing them. We're getting married on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where Old Bay crab seasoning is a big deal. So we're buying it in bulk at Costco, re-packaging in glass jars I got at CostPlus World Market for about
$.79 each(with a coupon) and tying on my 'secret' recipe for crab cakes. IF you can find the money, it's cute. IF not, favors are not required and should not be expected.