It’s no secret that I love Weddingbee. I’ve been blogging here for almost eoght months, and reading it for much, much longer. Long story short, I wanted to include the hive in my wedding some way, and I thought that a “Weddingbee themed” favour would be the perfect way. This process didn’t start this easily though: we had originally planned to do homemade jam, and my Mom rushed out and bought 100 mason jars. Then…we realized we don’t can. And that it’s pretty hard. But, we had all these jars, and needed to use them.
I stumbled upon this tutorial on Project Wedding, and knew it would be easy to adapt for a larger volume of honey. We had 100 250mL wide-mouth mason jars, and we bought 24kg, or 52 pounds, of honey from a local supplier. My Mom grows apple mint in her garden, so we just used that (hence:”organic mint” being printed on the labels). I didn’t take photos during the honey/mint combining, but we sterilized the jars using a canner and then poured honey to fill the jar half-way, then added 3-4 mint leaves in the middle, then topped it off with more honey (This took my Mom and I an entire weekend—it was exhausting). The result was something like this:
I designed a simple sticker using Adobe Illustrator that I printed through Vistaprint, and applied one sticker to the side of the jar, and one sticker to the top of the jar.
My mom and I both thought it needed something more, so we purchased some wooden honey dippers from clarkewoodworks on Etsy. We also got some lace to use to cover the top of the jars. I traced out circles using an old bowl, and then placed the fabric on the jar with a clear hair elastic.
To attach the honey dipper to the jar, I slipped it under the clear elastic.
Then, I tied it all up with some champagne ribbon I got on the cheap in the Fashion District in Los Angeles a few weeks ago. This not only looks cute, but provides more stability for the honey dipper.
I absolutely love our favours and I am so glad that I could incorporate Weddingbee into our wedding somehow. (Plus we tasted the honey and it is DELICIOUS!) I’m excited and proud to give these mostly-handcrafted, local and organic wedding favours to our guests. I hope everyone likes them as much as I do!
Did you choose an edible wedding favour? Why or why not?