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Favors for diabetic guests?

I have been looking everywhere for something to give as favors that people will actually want but will also fit our wedding theme. And I finally found someplace that does chocolates that will work for it, which is great, and I know that the majority of my guests will like them. However, I do have about 15 guests that are diabetic, and would not be able to eat the chocolates. I would like to have something for these people to enjoy as well, as some of them are close family members. Should I have separate favors, or should I just give out the chocolates to everyone, knowing that these people could not eat them?

Re: Favors for diabetic guests?

  • NicoleB331NicoleB331 member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm diabetic and I would not worry about it. It's nice that you are thinking about them, but even someone who is diabetic can have some sugar. It's all about their particular diet and limiting the amount that they have. There are many places that offer sugar free candies/chocolates if you decide to go that route. Jelly Belly has sugar free candies that are awesome. If you wanted to do something more homemade you can make less sugar brownies yourself (Pillsbury makes the mix).
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  • edited December 2011
    what about nuts or something like that ?
  • MidgetthMidgetth member
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    edited December 2011
    Is the store you're getting the chocolates from have things that are no sugar or for diabetics? In a candy store by us they have certain ones posted for diabetic with no sugar. If yours has this then you ust get them the no sugar/diabetic one.
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  • S_A_FriedelS_A_Friedel member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm diabetic as well and I agree with pp that you should just get chocolate for everyone.  Even diabetics can have some sugar once in a while depending on their maintenance and diet.
  • fireytigerfireytiger member
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    edited December 2011
    Well the place i'm getting these from is not a candy store. They are a company that  specializes in making all sorts of things with my theme (invitations, cake toppers, etc) and one of the things they happen to offer is these large chocolate medallions. I've ordered one or two to try and they're very good, but they do not offer sugar free options. The only reason i'm even asking about this is because my father, grandmother, and several aunts and uncles are diabetic, have been for years and years. I already know they will not eat the chocolate. I just wanted to make sure that these people, who are all travelling from about 2,000 miles away, will feel included and see that I was considering them as well.
  • CA2MT4EveRCA2MT4EveR 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_favors-diabetic-guests?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:27Discussion:f4bdbe92-81f4-4217-af47-cb63d147a043Post:1162c41b-4fc3-4dcc-ac7b-0ad4c1a67367">Re: Favors for diabetic guests?</a>:
    [QUOTE]Well the place i'm getting these from is not a candy store. They are a company that  specializes in making all sorts of things with my theme (invitations, cake toppers, etc) and one of the things they happen to offer is these large chocolate medallions. I've ordered one or two to try and they're very good, but they do not offer sugar free options. The only reason i'm even asking about this is because my father, grandmother, and several aunts and uncles are diabetic, have been for years and years. I already know they will not eat the chocolate.<strong> I just wanted to make sure that these people, who are all travelling from about 2,000 miles away, will feel included and see that I was considering them as well.</strong>
    Posted by fireytiger[/QUOTE]

    Then find some sugar free candy.  I honestly don't think any of them will say or think "gosh, we came 2000 miles and she couldn't even consider us in her favors. This wedding was a waste and she is so selfish"
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  • fireytigerfireytiger member
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    edited December 2011
    Lol, well yeah, I'm not thinking they'd be upset about it, but it would just be a nice gesture (in my mind) to give them something at my wedding that says "I was thinking about you, too". I love my family but never get to see them, so I suppose in a way I want to make that little extra effort to show I really was considering them too. They wouldn't be devastated if I didn't, but I still want to do that for them. I suppose i'll keep looking around to see if I can find some good sugar free candy, maybe i'll find something that matches my theme (somehow) lol.
  • fireytigerfireytiger member
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    edited December 2011
    Hey everyone, I just wanted to thank you all for your good advice. As I posted on the budget weddings board, I found a solution to this. I found a chocolate mold online for 4 dollars that I can use to make the EXACT SAME medallions as the ones I had found and wanted to purchase. I'm good at working with chocolate anyway, so I am going to just buy some sugar free melting chocolate, along with the regular chocolate, and make sugar free ones for my diabetic guests. And, as an added bonus, i'll be saving about 100 bucks. :D
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