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Hello,

My fiance and I live here in Chicago suburbs, but we are from Texas. We are having the wedding here as sort of a "destination" wedding. I would like to do favors that are like souvenirs, but I am on a budget. I feel like keychains and magnets are not going to be a hit so I was thinking maybe shot glasses? Do any native Chicago girls have tips on what would be a good souvenir? Thanks!

Re: Favors

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    edited December 2011
    How about luggage tags?  You can probably make them or order from oriental trading company???   Although I really like your idea about shot glasses....
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    edited December 2011
    Would your grandmother like a shot glass?  Or your 12 year old cousin?  Don't do shot glasses.

    Luggage tags are a much better idea, but IMO edible favors are the way to go!
    image **Married 7/9/11**
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    MrsPapsMrsPaps member
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    edited December 2011
    Garrett's popcorn!!! Local to Chicago plus you can buy the huge bags and repackage them yourself. Loveisbald is doing this I think!
    I'm having a popcorn buffet (like a candy buffet) but my popcorn is coming from Texas :)
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    MobKazMobKaz member
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    edited December 2011
    The popcorn is definitely a good idea.  If you want to combine the aspects of Chicago and Texas-----ribs are popular at both!  A delicious small bottle of barbecue sauce would be amazing.  Or, cookies in the shape of the states of Texas and Illinois? 
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    edited December 2011
    I'm doing Garrett's popcorn as my favors!  Just remember - If you do anything liquid....make sure it is travel sized!  We went to a wedding in Tennessee and they gave out small bottles of wine as favors....we saw A LOT of people tossing them at the airport because they couldn't bring them through security!
    image **Married 7/9/11**
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    edited December 2011
    Or do Frango Mints -- I think they are at all the Macy's now but its def a Chicago sweet's tradition (Marshall Fields). 
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    edited December 2011
    OOOH....cookies in the shape of texas and illinois..what a great idea for part of a candy, cookie,popcorn buffet...i know a lady who can do that for you...she did my wedding with a white sox theme....
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    stephasuasustephasuasu member
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    edited December 2011
    We did Frango mints at our reception, they were a hit! None were left on the tables by the end of the night....
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