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 Guys, I really need your help on this!

This is about the problem I have posted last August 21. I found this site http://www.weddingstar.com/wedding-favors/all as I was looking ideas for my wedding favors. I really find some cute favors there, but I don't know which one will suit for my wedding. Anyway, the venue will be at the beach.

Thanks a lot for the response!
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 23 Aug 2012 1:56 PM
 21 May 2012
Klmartin
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How many guests will you have? To be honest, favors are often just thrown away, esp. if they have your name on them or something... best to give out something edible, or bottles of wine with a nice label. You could give out cute packages of salt-water taffy, to go with your beach theme. Favors are hard because your taste will not be for everyone, so even if you think, for example, that a photoframe is cute, your guests might not agree.
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 23 Aug 2012 3:35 PM
 2 Jan 2010
 Edmonton, AB
Jay Merryfield
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+1 for disposable/edible favors. I always like to receive a packet of tea bags that the couple just loves. That's fun.
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 23 Aug 2012 3:53 PM
 13 Aug 2002
 Toronto
FriendsFirst
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On the other hand, you've got people like me who throw out edible favours 9 times out of 10 due to allergy concerns or because it's just plain something we'll never eat/consume (like hot sauce... we're not spice people... or wine... we don't drink it and can't re-gift a personalized bottle). It's a tough call, but you pretty much have to go into choosing a favour knowing that 30-50% of your guests are probably going to 'lose' it, throw it out, or 'forget' to take it.

We gave personalize playing cards... I know some of our guests still have them... in a drawer somewhere, mostly... because hey, you never know when you might want a deck of cards. But I also know that a lot of them have been thrown out.

For a beach wedding, though... go with something that makes you think of the beach. A candle with a seashell motif... or small containers of margarita salt...
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 23 Aug 2012 4:08 PM
 2 Jan 2010
 Edmonton, AB
Jay Merryfield
Rookie
109
I also happen to thing that this is a super cool idea.

www.botanicalpaperworks.com
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 23 Aug 2012 11:00 PM
 21 Aug 2012
PattyThompson
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Hi to all again! Thank you for hearing my problem. I really need those words. By the way, my fiancee told me that we can have something that is edible for our favor. It is more practical because you are right, wedding favors with names or other displayable stuffs will not be appreciated by most guests anymore. We could also have something that is usable. So I guess we could have something from here http://www.weddingstar.com/wedding-favors/edible-wedding-favors

What do you think? Is it fine for my beach wedding?
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 24 Aug 2012 12:49 AM
 30 Oct 2002
 Calgary
Gnome
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You mean the gumball machines? Personally I wouldn't have a wedding favor where you are stuck with 20 of them at the end of the night because people don't want them.

As for keeping everything with the Beach Wedding theme I wouldn't worry if everything did not go together.
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 24 Aug 2012 2:52 AM
 21 Aug 2012
PattyThompson
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Yes Gnome, I am considering the gumball machine. It is really cute plus it is edible. Don't you think my guests will like it?
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 24 Aug 2012 8:55 AM
 13 Aug 2002
 Toronto
FriendsFirst
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It's cute, but I doubt we'd take a gumball machine, personally. We've got enough stuff cluttering up the house without importing more kitsch we'd never use. And we've got enough people cluttering up our workspaces at work without encouraging anyone else to stop by to pilfer from a 50g candy store.

That's one of those favours that'll only really appeal to a very small number of people... way fewer than, say, a sugar cookie at each place setting, or sea-shell shaped chocolate from Guylian (both also edible if that's what you really want, low on the common allergen concerns, and without any 'take home' element for people who don't want more clutter... and quite possibly less expensive)

Maybe you should look at other favour sites... or just hit the mall and see if anything grabs your attention (you don't HAVE to order favours from a company that specializes in favours).
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 24 Aug 2012 11:11 AM
 23 Jun 2005
 Mississauga, ON
melmo
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What about a little bag of mints with a name tag, honestly the older I get the more I appreciate simplicity.
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 24 Aug 2012 11:16 AM
 2 Jan 2010
 Edmonton, AB
Jay Merryfield
Rookie
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Corollary to all of this is: this IS your wedding. If it makes you happy to have a little picture frame with you & FH's initials on it, or a gumball machine, or anything else you can dream up, on each guests plate when the reception is set-up, then you get on with your bad self.

That said, simplicity & edibleness/disposableness scores highly in my books.
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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
 buzzle.ca
buzzle
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