Hey again! Where did my post go, TK?? Hm??
Oh well, I'll try again...
FI and I are getting married in his hometown, on an island in the Mediterranean, so it's kind of a destination wedding for me, but typical for him. Obviously, though, it will definitely be a mix of cultures and languages and planning strategies, and now I'm starting to think about what to do with favors. I'm stumped, so I'd love to hear your ideas!! I'm thinking of some kind of treat bags with a mix of things (candies??) from the U.S. and from Spain, but I can't think of very good options for either side!
Things I need to consider...
-About half the guests will be flying to the island from outside, and the other half will be from the island.
-That being said, about half the guests will not want to have to pack unnecessary knick-knacks for the flight home. Especially liquids!
-Along the same lines, I don't want to pack crazy things with me, to bring as favors!!
-I'll be on the island for 3 1/2 weeks before the wedding, so there will be time for assembly or some DIY once I'm there.
-Most of the guests (all except my 20-30 Americans) have been to this island many times to visit FI's family or for vacation, so OOT bags wouldn't make sense for all of them. I want something that's useful/yummy for everybody!
Before the last post was deleted, some girls had mentioned BBQ sauces, since I live in Texas...but I can't imagine packing (or the price of shipping) 120 baby bottles of BBQ sauce! And I'm from NY/NC, so something super Texan wouldn't really make sense. (Not to mention have any of you ever been to Spain?? They believe sauces are sacrilege! I've been scoffed at for ketchup with fries, so they would definitely NOT be interested in BBQ sauce..)
I had thought of candies...maybe salt water taffy for the American treats? They are easy to transport, won't melt, don't seem to exist in Europe (so says FI's fam), and are easy to divide among treat bags...but is taffy tacky? FI's island is known for great, local almonds...maybe that's a possibility? Too healthy for a favor?
Any other ideas?? THANKS!