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Okay, so we're going to have a large list of guests we're inviting to our wedding. Not all will be able to make it (around 250 guests will be invited) so we're having a reception back home later that month as well. We're wondering if we should have a memorable party favor for our guests that come to the destination wedding and that's it (since they did spend a nice bit of money getting there) or if we should have 2 different party favors. 1 for the destination wedding and 1 for the guests who attend the reception back home.

 

Also, some good ideas would be greatly appreciated as to what we can get/make the guests, as we are on a budget.

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I'm having the same issues with my wedding. I'm giving the guests that go to Mexico a welcome bag with a mug and other little goodies so I don't think I'm going to give out favors at the wedding. However, our placecards are mini maracas with each person's name on them so they will be able to take those home as a small momento.

 

Where is your DW? That might help you get better feedback...

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I am doing OOT bags for those who come to the DW and for our AHR I am going to buy lottery tickets for the guests and attach a poem about being lucky in love! I personally dislike getting "favors" that have the bride and groom's name and date all over it cause I can't really use that in my day to day life. I figure with the lottery tickets I am spending $1 per person and someone could walk away with some serious cash!

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We are ding OOT bags for our wedding. So everyone who comes to mexico will get a well stocked gift bag. We're thinking the bag will double as our favor, as they are going to end up being a bit of $$ probably. But we figure people are spending so much money to be with us, we should show our appreciation.

 

As for our AHR, we haven't decided what to give as a favor yet. I like the lottery ticket idea... :) I'm gonna add that to my list of ideas LOL

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I'm also doing OOT bags for my guests, and my guest seating will be attached to maracas for them to take home...I'm not doing an AHR...

 

I think you could something like OOT bags for your guests that come to your wedding, and then something small that symbolized where you got married for your AHR, so if you got married in MX, maybe mini maraca pens from Oriental Trading?

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We are going to give the guests at our DW something which doubles up as table decorations. Then we are getting some favour bags with 5 almonds for all women, even thoses who couldn't attend.

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Okay, so we're going to have a large list of guests we're inviting to our wedding. Not all will be able to make it (around 250 guests will be invited) so we're having a reception back home later that month as well. We're wondering if we should have a memorable party favor for our guests that come to the destination wedding and that's it (since they did spend a nice bit of money getting there) or if we should have 2 different party favors. 1 for the destination wedding and 1 for the guests who attend the reception back home.

Also, some good ideas would be greatly appreciated as to what we can get/make the guests, as we are on a budget.
Here are some examples of party favors we've done for guests (in PV):

sandalwood fans with accents: Mexico Chic! Sandalwood Fan Details on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

hand-painted fans: Mexican Villa Simplicity-Fans on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

embroidered napkins: Mexican Villa Simplicity - Embroidered Napkin and Fan on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

embroidered hankerchiefs: Asian Mexican Soiree-Embroidered Napkins on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

silver butterfly charms: Chocolate & Butterflies-Napkins & Favor on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

talavera shot glasses: Romance in Mexico-Tequilla Favors on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

local artist paintings: Classic Simplicity - Artists painting as favors on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

hand-painted maracas: Cinnamon Twist-Hand Painted Maraca on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

shopping bags: South of the Border Fiesta-Table Names on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

metal stars: Moulin Rouge Elegance-Favors on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

I could go on and on and on and on and on!!!

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We are having the same exact issue as you are with the DW wedding and then the AHR.

 

I think that we are going to do the OOT bags for the DW wedding and then get luggage tags for placecards which will double as favors.

 

Then at the AHR I want to do something but it will not be so formal as it will be in the back yard at my parents... so I was thinking of something that will not bee too expensive. I also like the lottery ticket idea!

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for my at home reception (AHR) I did little packages of seashell chocolates. You can buy the chocolates or make your own with chocolate molds. I bought mine on boxing day for crazy cheap (1,50$ for 20 chocolates!) and even though they are 6 months old they are still super yummy

 

I was gonna wrap them in tulle but the tulle circles I got weren't big enough, so I used plastic instead (which was better anyways in case they melted)

 

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