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Too many of the same favor for a family?

Ok so this is kind of a weird question but, my fiance and I are having a bird themed wedding, so for our escort cards and favors we got these realistic carved bird ornaments of local bird species.  The florist is making trees for the escort card "table" and the ornaments will all be hung with little tags on them with the person's name on the tag.  The table "number" is actually the specie of bird your ornament is.

So my question is, is it  weird for a family of 5 or 6 that will no doubt be seated at the same table to go home with 6 of the same bird ornament?  They're not really xmas ornaments, they just look like little birds that happen to have a loop of string attached to their back (does that make sense?).   It seemed too small a gift to do one per family or couple.

Thoughts?
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Re: Too many of the same favor for a family?

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    trix1223trix1223 member
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    edited December 2011
    I don't think it's weird for them all to have the same bird.

    But it sounds complicated to me.  How do people know that their "bird" is also their table assignment?  I don't know the difference between a wren and a sparrow.  Do I have to know that?

    Will the names say something like:
    Homer and Marge Simpson, Table #7:  Wren

    And then table #7 will have the number, the word Wren, and a picture of a wren on it?

    Because without numbers as identifiers, I picture your guests wandering around wondering if cardinal is closer or robin or bluejay.  And worse, wandering around trying to compare the bird in their hand to a picture on a table.
    "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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    twilight.rosetwilight.rose member
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    edited December 2011
    I second trix. I had the same concerns while reading your post...I would definitely not know from a carved cutout what particular species of bird I was holding.
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    edited December 2011
    Yes, the back of the tag will definitely say the name of the bird on them and possibly a table number to help people find their table.  It might also have a little fact about that specie (my fiance and i are both zookeepers, and I specialize in birds, hence the bird theme).  Though I tease my mom and say that it will just be a quiz for everyone and will only have the scientific name of the bird species that they'll have to match to the common name on the tables (no pictures). lol I'm obviously kidding.

    Thanks for your advice though, I feel a little more relaxed about a family having a "flock" of a specific bird. ;)
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    CA2MT4EveRCA2MT4EveR member
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    edited December 2011
    I would have no use for birds after the wedding.
    dont make ur password so easy. gbck2CA2 hahahaha
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    stephu7387stephu7387 member
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    edited December 2011
    For our favors we made home-made jam and had similar concerns.... no family needs to take home five jars of home-made jam so we are only doing on per couple/family....

    personally I wouldnt have a need for a bird ornament but if it goes with your theme then I would use them.... most ppl dont remember what favor they got from a particular wedding....
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    edited December 2011
    A related topic - we are getting heart shaped candy dishes/candle holders to give to our guests as reception gifts - one per couple - what is the etiquette for a guest who brings a friend (not romantic partner) - do you give two gifts even though you don't know the other person? My husband says no, one per invite, but how would you "police" this? At $10 each we don't want to get too many extras. Also, how do you distribute the gifts - leave them on a table by the entrance? thanks!
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    hparker3hparker3 member
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    edited December 2011
    lisamogoss   - I would leave them at a table, I went to one wedding where you walked through the receiving line, you picked up your gift and you saw your table placement, it worked out well and if someone wasn't at the table their favor wasn't in the way during dinner (the favors for this wedding was a large bulky chest like thing)
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