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    • Fruit/mint infused vodka -- Votes: 5
    • Herb infused olive oil -- Votes: 6
    • Homemade salad dressings -- Votes: 2
DIY wedding favor HELP! ♥ ILU ♥ 1 child; Redding, Connecticut 3303 posts
27th Apr '13

We are having a wedding for June 2014. I needed favors that were going to be used, not stupid, and would last outside in an evening reception.



If I do the alcohol I will need to also to something else. (since some are not alcoholic drinkers essentially 20 out of 100) Which I DON"T mind at all. But should it be one of the two listed or like a candle..



Thanks for your opinions!

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
27th Apr '13

You could make some homemade body scrub with coconut oil and sugar or brown sugar.

mommy2thing1&thing2 Due November 11; 2 kids; Phoenix, Arizona 3064 posts
27th Apr '13

i personally would just do 1 favor for everyone :) congrats on your wedding

Adriana's Mami♥ +1 Due December 14; 33 kids; Ontario 3858 posts
27th Apr '13

I always like candle wedding favors, I end up using them and keep them too. It's easy to engrave your names and wedding dates on the glass or wrap a ribbon or band that has your wedding details on it.

♥ ILU ♥ 1 child; Redding, Connecticut 3303 posts
27th Apr '13

Unfortunately I know most in our families would not use the candles or body scrubs. Those were on the list in the beginning because they'd last outside.

HamHam 18 kids; India 3485 posts
28th Apr '13

I know you want DIY but I was just flipping through the catalog for Oriental Trading company and they have a wedding dept. they have tons of wedding favors and can personalize stuff for free. They have a wide variety and are quite affordable. I'm surprised they've really expanded their wedding stuff. They're online too. Some stuff is DIY in the sense that you still have to put it together yourself. As a DIY person, sometimes it's just cheaper to buy some stuff, especially favors. People don't always appreciate the time and effort you put in with favors.

♥ ILU ♥ 1 child; Redding, Connecticut 3303 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting HamHam:" I know you want DIY but I was just flipping through the catalog for Oriental Trading company and they ... [snip!] ... just cheaper to buy some stuff, especially favors. People don't always appreciate the time and effort you put in with favors."


Yea.. the problem is with any knick knack would be the same issue. And both infused olive oil and the vodka would be fairly cheap. And easy since you just get the stuff put it in and let it sit. then pour into bottles with cute tags.



Our family is pretty hard to please as far as taste goes. But all of his mom's and dad's side of the family LOVES alcohol. Mine would appreciate the olive oil more because their italian and love to cook. And we have only a handful of children/under 21 which the 3 kids we have under 6 would get a busy pack or something similar and a cookie probably. And the 2 others if they even come would get probably homemade lemonade if we went this route.

♥ ILU ♥ 1 child; Redding, Connecticut 3303 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting mommy2thing1&thing2:" i personally would just do 1 favor for everyone :) congrats on your wedding "


Okay so if one favor for everyone since most are couples. What about
1 flavored infused vodka for on individual
and possibly either another flavor OR a flavored infused Gin..



and then the others
1 person gets olive oil infused
and the other gets
vinegar infused? Or something that would go nicely with the oil.

Adriana's Mami♥ +1 Due December 14; 33 kids; Ontario 3858 posts
28th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♥ ILU ♥:</b>" Okay so if one favor for everyone since most are couples. What about 1 flavored infused vodka for on ... [snip!] ... the others 1 person gets olive oil infused and the other gets vinegar infused? Or something that would go nicely with the oil."</blockquote>




I like the idea of oil and vinegar since you said some people don't drink and I think it's nice if everyone gets the same favors