Saturday, July 25, 2009

Wedding favors -- I need your help!

As I mentioned in a previous post, we're planning to give our guests little jars of honey from my dad's bees as wedding favors. I also wrote that I found a container supplier in Greenville, S.C., that has a warehouse in Atlanta, transfers to which come free of charge -- saves me $60+ on shipping! Done and done. What is yet to be determined, though, is what size jar we'll be using.

The folks in Greenville kindly sent me some samples in the mail (gratis!) so I can see the jars before I place a bulk order. Mom, Dad and I all agreed that the largest jar (the short, squat one on the left) is too large -- but between the other two, it's really a tossup.

In terms of capacity, the middle jar holds nearly 4 oz. and the smallest almost 2 oz. The smallest is a good favor size, and it's carryon-packable, but... is it enough? What if the guests really like honey and want more than enough for one sandwich or muffin? The middle jar is too big to be carried onto a plane (though I bet if we labeled it as a 3 oz. container it might work), but it's definitely got more than one serving's worth of space. But suppose a guest doesn't like honey at all? Then what?

Another aspect of this is that we'll be using these as escort cards so folks know which table they belong to. We'll either use stickers on the jar tops or labels tied on with twine or something, and we'll also want to label the jars more generally to commemorate the day and, of course, give the beekeeper some credit. Is the small jar too small, or would either work?

As you can see, I'm in a bit of a quandary. My cat, Little Man, seems to prefer the smallest jar, but I thought I would check and see what sort of feedback the internet would give me instead of listening to my cat...

So, what say you, readers? Taller 3-4 oz. jar, or tiny cute 2 oz. jar?


  1. I vote tiny cute one! I'd rather know that my honey is coming home with me rather than it being stolen by the evil TSA people. Also, it is tiny. and cute! like you..

  2. tiny cute one! hands down. it is the perfect portion and the jar folks can save and store paper clips, quarters, or other small household/office items. and who doesn't love miniature?