I’m almost positive that we’ve all been to at least one wedding where we’ve gotten favors we don’t know what to do with. I know that I have definitely been to a few. I always take them, because I know the bride and groom meant well, but they usually end up in a box, because I don’t have anywhere else to put them.
Mr. Sea Monkey and I wanted to make sure our favors were unique and something our guests would love. I know you can’t exactly give them something useful, so we wanted them to at least want it. Some people suggest no favors, but I think I need to at least try to give them something nice since they were flying out to help us celebrate our big day.
I know a lot of guests like the homemade sauces, cookies and cakes in jars, but most of my guests were going back on a plane. We didn’t want them getting stopped at security or to have to worry about the jars spilling in their suitcases.
I also felt like I owed them a tad more than a handful of wedding mints or a couple of Hershey kisses. I don’t like nuts, so the almonds were out as well.
One thing I always like doing on a beach vacation is collecting shells and sand. I thought it would be awesome to have everyone take a part of the beach home with them that night.
My sand collection over the years.
I found some mini apothecary jars at Hobby Lobby that were on sale and wrapped them in jute twine.
I bought these shells for the invites, not realizing they were buttons, so I couldn’t use them how I wanted. I used them as an added touch.
While it’s not useful, I think it’ll be a nice keepsake of our special night. I know mine will be added to the collection of sand that I have.
What are you doing for favors? Was it a struggle picking them?