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Pine tree favor?

So it appears to me that everyone here prefers edible favors. So keeping that in mind...how would you receive the following idea...

We were originally going to do small glass jars with a wire snap top filled with M&Ms...however we can no longer get the specific jars we want. My fiance likes the square jars and refuses to go with the round jars which are all we can find now. So we have switched gears and are now looking at going with these instead:



Our wedding will be in Allens Park, Colorado (near Estes Park) at the Wild Basin Lodge in late October. We are expecting the aspen trees to be bare and so we are incorporating more pine trees into our theme. Our center peices will have pine boughs, as well as small items for the flower girls, ring bearer etc. So this favor fits our theme well and is only a small increase to the budget. We also have plans for any trees not picked up/left behind after the reception, so that is not a huge concern.

Would you still do one tree per guest or one per invitation/couple/family? Would you be strongly opposed to this favor? An edible items is looking less like an option for us, and so if you are opposed to this item, what other non-edible item would you prefer?

Thank you for your thoughts and suggestions!
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Re: Pine tree favor?

  • I know you are thinking edible, however one of the best favors we got that we use dailly was a coaster set. 

    Here is my etsy link for custom coasters.  I can create a custom coaster with your photo & wedding date/names.  Each guest can get 1 and cost would drop significantly in multiples from $5 a piece to $3!

    Let me know what you think! Cheapest favor out there!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/95058630/custom-4-piece-waterproof-coaster-set
  • PeavyPeavy member
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    Those do fit your theme, but for me, personally, I wouldn't know what to do with it.
  • Guess I should probably add...all of our guests are either coming from rual North Dakota, rual Michigan or are in state. So its not like planting a tree would be completely out of the question for the locations.

    Also the tree type of tree we order will be plantable/appropriate in all three states. So it would not be a forgein type or not suitable to the weather of those states.
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  • How big would the tree be?  Will your guest be willing to lug it around after the party? If you want to stick to the pine tree theme, perhaps you can give out pine tree candles.

    http://www.simplegestures.com/falling-for-you-scented-pine-cone-candle-set-of-4/
  • I think it's a cute idea.  I know that if I wasn't local I'd end up leaving the tree because it would be hard to travel with.

    Since it's something that gets planted in the yard, one per couple/family should do it. :)
  • The trees are small seedlings and come in either a solid tube or a baggie. Approx 6-8 tall?? Designed specifically for wedding favors (or other events as well) and can be gently packed in carry on luggage. If you look at the above photo, you can see the tube next to a place setting...and the tube is just a little longer than the dinner fork.
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  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_favors_thoughts-on-favors?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:27Discussion:67301302-408b-43b5-adba-07f4d2bc6019Post:03087219-2020-42d0-adc4-7c2ceb123ad0">Re: Thoughts on favors??</a>:
    [QUOTE]I know you are thinking edible, however one of the best favors we got that we use dailly was a coaster set.  Here is my etsy link for custom coasters.  I can create a custom coaster with your photo & wedding date/names.  Each guest can get 1 and cost would drop significantly in multiples from $5 a piece to $3! Let me know what you think! Cheapest favor out there! <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/95058630/custom-4-piece-waterproof-coaster-set" rel="nofollow">http://www.etsy.com/listing/95058630/custom-4-piece-waterproof-coaster-set</a>
    Posted by prtrdns[/QUOTE]
    Nobody wants a coaster with someone else's wedding information on it.  Also, you can't advertize here.



  • Those would fit your theme. I have been to a wedding where they handed out trees as favors. Each guest got one. I think they were great. We planted ours in our yard. Its kind of special, now everytime the couple that gave them to us comes down they can see how much the trees have grown in our yard. Its nice. I love the idea.
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