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Is this a lame idea?

My mom suggested this but I'm not sure how I feel about it yet, I wanted to get some other opinions. I'm a chef and my FI is a bartender so my mom suggested we make mini recipe/cocktail books to give our guests a more personal gift.

Here's a link to get an idea of what we would be going for: http://tethered2home.com/?tag=mini-book

They are indeed cute but my only reservation is that I'm not sure most of our guests would appreciate something like this. A large group of our guests are males still in college or recently graduated, so I can see them throwing the book in the floor board and never using it.

I realize favors are a pretty insignificant part of my wedding day but if I spend alot of time making these I at least want to know guests will like them. Does this seem like something you would like as a favor? Thanks for opinions.

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    love2naplove2nap member
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    edited December 2011
    I think it's a nice idea to put your passions and interests into your favors-- it's a nice touch. However, the favor looks like a lot of work, especially if you have to hand make each one. Maybe you could incorporate those interests into something that is a little less time consuming and something that your guests might enjoy better. Maybe you could give measuring cups, drink recipe with drink mixes or something along those lines. Good luck!
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    ivyrose13ivyrose13 member
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    edited December 2011
    Another option is what if you made a little treat, like cookies or something and included a recipe with it? That way you are sharing your interest, and if people opt against taking the favor, you are only out a recipe card?


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    fallbride1109fallbride1109 member
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    edited December 2011

    I think a better alternative would be to have your FI create signature cocktails (if you are having an open bar) and maybe have postcards they can take with the recipe on it and/or maybe do something like the PP suggested for the tables.  IMO, the book seems like a lot of time, effort and expense that won't be appreciated.  No one thinks personal favors are as neat as you do.

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    DanielleZZDanielleZZ member
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    edited December 2011
    I would love to have this as a favor but I cook a lot.  I like the PPs ideas about make single cards, and putting baskets by the doors.
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    edited December 2011
    I think its cute, but a lot of work.  You may find that you don't have time or this makes you more stressed than you need to be.  I like the cookies or cocktail with matching recipe card idea, and the idea of making a few and putting them in a basket for those that want them.

    My favors are going to be escort cards with a heart cut into them and a small bell hanging from the center.  This will allow them to ring-for-a-kiss rather than hitting their glasses.  I am also writing a small, whimsical poem on the back of the card.  Maybe you could do something similar and have a recipe on the back.  That would also incorporate your interests while being less time consuming and expensive.
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    SD3194SD3194 member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks for the ideas everyone.
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    edited December 2011
    I think this is such a cute idea.I agree with everyone else, they do seem like a lot of work but they look really great. Maybe you should try and do both (half and half) make something eidible and the book and have your guest choose.
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    edited December 2011
    Maybe do the book for guest of honor or for a shower/ party favor instead. I think they are super cute!
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    MilleRsBestMilleRsBest member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_favors_this-lame-idea?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:27Discussion:ca24b3d9-0cf0-4db9-acdc-ace5941bcb6dPost:42fd46e7-c76a-4ca5-b9c3-89d194bc9d01">Re: Is this a lame idea?</a>:
    [QUOTE]I think its cute, but a lot of work.  You may find that you don't have time or this makes you more stressed than you need to be.  I like the cookies or cocktail with matching recipe card idea, and the idea of making a few and putting them in a basket for those that want them.<strong> My favors are going to be escort cards with a heart cut into them and a small bell hanging from the center.  This will allow them to ring-for-a-kiss rather than hitting their glasses.  I am also writing a small, whimsical poem on the back of the card. </strong> Maybe you could do something similar and have a recipe on the back.  That would also incorporate your interests while being less time consuming and expensive.
    Posted by hmwest08[/QUOTE]

    FYI- these will be thrown away at the end of the night, or left on the table.  It is NOT a favor.
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    trix1223trix1223 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_favors_this-lame-idea?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:27Discussion:ca24b3d9-0cf0-4db9-acdc-ace5941bcb6dPost:42fd46e7-c76a-4ca5-b9c3-89d194bc9d01">Re: Is this a lame idea?</a>:
    [QUOTE]I think its cute, but a lot of work.  You may find that you don't have time or this makes you more stressed than you need to be.  I like the cookies or cocktail with matching recipe card idea, and the idea of making a few and putting them in a basket for those that want them. My favors are going to be escort cards with a heart cut into them and a small bell hanging from the center.  This will allow them to ring-for-a-kiss rather than hitting their glasses.  I am also writing a small, whimsical poem on the back of the card.  Maybe you could do something similar and have a recipe on the back.  That would also incorporate your interests while being less time consuming and expensive.
    Posted by hmwest08[/QUOTE]


    Sorry to burst your bubble, but an escort card with a little bell on it will not be considered a "favor" to your guests.  My hunch is that you'll be picking up 90% at the end of the evening, or leaving them to be tossed out, whimsical poem or not.
    "Trix, it's what they/our parents wanted. Why so judgemental? And why is your wedding date over a year and a half ago? And why do you not have a groom's name? And why have you posted over 12,000 posts? And why do you always say mean things to brides?" palegirl146
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    JakeMatzJakeMatz member
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    edited December 2011

           



    My wife makes these on the side and they were a HUGE hit at our wedding! We wrapped them around the stems of our wine glass and goblets. They cost $12/set of 4 and you can have them in your wedding colors. Your guests can take them and whenever they go to a party, they can mark their glass with the charm.  matzj@turnerusd202.org               
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