What are you having for favours?

(47 Posts)
butterfly86 Sat 30-Mar-13 18:20:33

I'm stuck on what to give, the colour scheme is ivory and soft pink a bit vintagey but modern with pearl and lace and birdcages filled with flowers as. centrepieces. Instead of favour bags/boxes we are having tiny ivory pails but can't decide what to. fill them with, pink & ivory sugared almonds look nice but are they a bit old fashioned now?

were having blue and yellow chocolate footballs! grin

cookielove Sat 30-Mar-13 19:30:58

We got these uber cheap jars from ikea and filled them with haribo and lollies (although we had to trim the sticks) and loads of other sweets and then i made hand made labels for them so they doubled up as place names!! I can look for a photo in a minute.

Wishiwasanheiress Sat 30-Mar-13 19:33:50

Love hearts?

deemented Sat 30-Mar-13 19:38:30

I'm going uber tacky and giving £1 scratchcards as favours grin

MiconiumHappens Sat 30-Mar-13 19:43:06

One posh chocolate?

cookielove Sat 30-Mar-13 19:43:25

There is pictures on my profile now smile

MiconiumHappens Sat 30-Mar-13 19:45:22

Actualyhmm just remembered what a pail is! Maybe a nice piece of fudge might be more fitting?

TotallyEasterEggFlipped Sat 30-Mar-13 19:49:18

deemented a friend had £1 scratch cards with 1p coins in little envelopes as wedding favours. I thought it was genius.

Another couple had golf balls with the couple's names & wedding date on, which was different and perfect for that couple.

I've also seen small packets of seeds, which is great if you like gardening.

Miniature bottles of alcohol seem to go down well too.

butterfly86 Sat 30-Mar-13 22:33:02

Some great ideas ladies! In some ways would have been easier to do a favour boxes as the pails are quite deep in comparison so will take more to fill! I always make things difficult...

cookielove Sat 30-Mar-13 22:41:26

I went to costco and got 2 boxes of haribo and a large tub of mixed sweets, lollies, parma violets which we filled the jars with. I had about 80 jars, i think the sweets cost about £20 if that in total, and we had LOADS left over. My sisters DH was in heaven as they live in Canada and can't really get those kinds of sweets so he spent the next week eating all the left overs grin

Sugar Almonds are good i like that they are out of date, like retro wink

devonsmummy Sat 30-Mar-13 22:45:13

If the pail's are deep you could half fill with shredded tissue paper.

butterfly86 Sat 30-Mar-13 22:48:53

That's a good idea to use tissue smile

Cookie I think I like the fact they are a bit retro too maybe will go well with the vintagey theme smile

cookielove Sat 30-Mar-13 22:52:44

I think its nice that your using the pails (i would have, it i could have found them anywhere cheap) the Sugared Almonds will look great!!

butterfly86 Sat 30-Mar-13 23:16:22

I got 70 pails brand new off ebay for £50 I will have some left over so will sell them and make some money back smile

butterfly86 Sat 30-Mar-13 23:18:18

Ps the jars look great! Love your hair and love love love the pink converse!! smile

cookielove Sat 30-Mar-13 23:38:32

Thank you Butterfly thats very kind of you to say grin

Wow £50 of ebay is brilliant, you gotta love ebay smile

Coverse Rock, i wore a pair of starred high tops under my wedding dress too grin had to take them off for the bouncy castle though!!

When are you getting married?

my mum handmade some boxes in our colour scheme... then we filled them with welshcakes from our local and very yummy welshcake shop grin

we didnt marry in wales, and we're not welsh... but we had just moved here grin

sashh Sun 31-Mar-13 06:12:31

Just in case anyone else is wanting to do the jars, they are 5 for £1 in the pond shop.

westcoastnortherner Sun 31-Mar-13 06:18:53

We had mini bottles of whiskey, everyone got very drunk surprisingly wink

barefootwalker Sun 31-Mar-13 07:19:55

A friend had some some beautiful tile coasters for their favours. I think you can get them in a variety of colours and designs from a website called the happy dove. You can have them done for each guest with their name on it, so they can be used as place names too.

popserinis Sun 31-Mar-13 07:27:55

I had Yankee candles for ladies, got them for £2 a piece already wrapped in voile, colour of your choice. Miniatures whiskey for the men

CornMonster Sun 31-Mar-13 07:51:59

I had the exact same theme as you, but as it was an Easter wedding we filled ivory bags with mini eggs.

VoldemortsNipple Sun 31-Mar-13 07:54:36

What about making some coconut ice. It's so cheap and easy to make. Dessicated coconut, condenced milk and icing sugar and a few drops of food colouring for the pink bit. That would tie in with your colour theme and are old fashioned enough to be vintage. cut into larger squares will fill your pails quicker.

Or you could do marshmallows as you wouldn't need many to fill the pail, but they're not as vintage as coconut ice.

CornMonster Sun 31-Mar-13 07:56:11

Oh and we also had some ivory pails scattered around with love hearts in (next to the guest book etc) Got them personalised from the love hearts website and they come in a lovely ivory box which we now use to store all our wedding cards etc in.

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