Jam As Wedding Favor?

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    Scarlett~lady

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    Hi ladies, I get married in may next year and I came up with the idea of having jam/marmalade for favors. I came across a stall at a fete that was run by a charity that helps young adults with disabilites i.e downs syndrome etc, our friend has a little boy who has downs so it struck a cord with me, they make lots of different jams and chutneys, I never even considered them as favors until i got home and spread myself some marmalade on toast and mmmmmmmmmm ! it was the best marmalade I've tasted !!
    So I came up with the idea to share it with my guests, one as its gorgeous but two, mostly because it will go towards a wonderful charity. BUT when I mention to people that i'm having jam they always screw up their nose and say "but not everyone likes jam!" I don't want to give it to people if they won't use it, what do you think ? :) By the way the jams will have pink or navy gingham on with a sticker promoting the charity and one that says "spread the love" our wedding date and our names xxx
     

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    I really love the idea. I was thinking of doing little jars of home-made pickles at mine at one point and think people will really appre4ciate something different and carefully thought of. Helping the charity is a brilliant bonus too. Go for it :) It'll look fab on the tables.
     
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    I think it's a wonderful idea. You're never going to be able to please everyone with the favours anyway. Go for it as helping a charity is an added bonus and will benefit so many more people than just your guests. :)
     
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    thanks ladies you're putting my mind at rest :)
     
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    I think it's a fab idea! Its different to the norm and has been thought through and is heartfelt. Even if people don't particularly like jam I'm sure they would appreciate the thought behing it - esp as this is promoted on the jars and I'm sure there is someone in their family they could give it too if they didn't like it. Anyway - I've never heard of anyone NOT liking jam! I love it! There must be someone in every household who loves it!! Lots of favours get left behind anyway whatever they are and however much thought has gone into them so go for it! It's lovely! xxx
     
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    This is a great idea, how anyone couldn't think that is crazy! Its got meaning to it, which is far better than just something random put there for the sake of it :) and it'll look lovely as part of your table settings :) x
     
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    I like that it's something that can be taken away, and that the jars can be personalised.

    I say go for it!
     
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    Was thinking about this wonderful idea in bed overnight, as you do, that you could get plain or coloured rafia (really cheap) and cut out some tags to act as place names as well as favours.
     
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    what a fab idea, thanks for that hun x:D
     
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    Some people!!!!! (rant rant rant!!)

    its a wonderful idea (wish I had thought of it!!) Not everyone like almonds or chocolate or would want a mini photo frame, its the thought that counts and I think people would be pleased to get it, even if they take it home and do never use it. And better that the money goes to a charity and supports people with learning disabilities than pay an expensive company for something that is mass produced!!

    My advice, dont tell people things about the wedding as people will always have an opinion or not like something, (just ask us on this site becuase we are sensible and rational- ishha ha!!!) I used to ask opinions but found that I started doubting my own choices (i.e with music) but it wasnt their wedding! plua they only see a little snippet and wont see how the whole thing is going to fit together! Also if I then went against advice, I thought that they would go oh I dont said I didnt like that, whereas they probably would never have noticed ha ha!! (if that makes sense!)
     
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    MrsBoucher2B2012

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    I love it, can i have some? pretty pretty please??

    Like mrsb said some people wont like it but you can never please everyone. Im making little biscuits bride and grooms and if people dont eat them then Gareth and Abi will.
     
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    I think it's a fantastic idea! ;) Not only are you speading some yumminess, you are helping a great cause. Go for it!

    It is so hard trying to come up with favour ideas that everyone will like - inevitably someone won't, so don't let it bother you ;)
     
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    thanks everyone for your support !! i WILL do the jam and sod what people say, and if anybody leaves them I'll send them to you lot xx ;)
     
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    Yay jam
     
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    Mmm, yes please! x
     
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    I have to say I think that is the most amazing & origional idea for favours I have ever heard!! Go for it hun, well done you and the fact you are helping a charity too is brilliant. Mmmm jam!!! xxx
     
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    Need toast now. Hungry.
     
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    I think this a is fab idea :) Go for it! :)
     
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    Is this a bad time to mention that I like chip and jam sandwiches?
     
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    Chips & JAM??! :) How on earth did you discover that combination??! :)
     
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