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I bought these cute swan basins to fill with candies and then wrap them up in Tulle or something like that. I was thinking of making these the favors and the escort cards for our indoor garden wedding reception but does it seem like an okay idea to fit in with an indoor garden theme in late February?
Other ideas I had were flower cake pops on a stick for both the favor and the escort card.
What would you (or did you do) for a garden wedding favor?
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Can you share more info. about your venue and the other things you have picked out that go with the indoor garden theme?
Post # 4
@78h2o: I’m basically trying to make it a Jewel Toned Garden in Color and in Sparkly decorations. There are hanging plants and chandeliers in the room that I want to decorate with more hanging floral elements and dangling crystals; maybe some sparkly butterflies and dragonflies to clip on too (seen these at walmart in the Xmas section.) I’m mostly just trying to add flowers everywhere to play up the greenery that is already in there. Also, the room has floor to ceiling windows that overlooks a huge rock structure that has a waterfall built in it – it’s the only thing I thought some what went with the swans because of the water.
Here is about half the venue (and some inspiration pix below that):
Some of the vases I”ve tried to arrange (there will be silver and purple) and then I have a mix of green and blue glass vases to put blossom branches in (fuchsia, midnight blue, green, red, cream) and hang crystals from. Unfortunately no pic of that yet.
Post # 5
Congratulations! I like the garden idea, and I love the very last picture with the hanging crystal! Anyway, if you ask me to choose between the swan and the flower pops, I would personally go for the pops.
Anyway, I have some links here: Garden Themed Wedding Favors, Cheap Spring Wedding Favor Ideas
Hope this helps!
Post # 6
Love your inspiration pics! I think jewel tone flowers are a great choice for February, which is still winter to me. The centerpieces you’re putting together will look nice with your venue.
I think the swans might be cute given that there’s water right outside (otherwise I would have said no), though they probably wouldn’t be my first choice. The flower cake pops seem too spring-y (I’m making up adjectives) for me… I don’t think your favors really need to carry the garden theme. Is there anything you could give out that reflects something you both like as a couple or the wedding location (something special to your state?).
Post # 7
I don’t like the swans, sorry 🙁
Typically I go with edible, and since its garden/nature inspried, what about jars of homemade jam/preserves or local honey?
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@MerryWidow: I absolutely love these topiaries too! They’re just too expensive – although lately I’ve been thinking about making them myself with foam balls, moss and a little wooden pot and stick? We’ll see.
@78h2o: My fiance and I both love ice cream, but that reminds of summer – even further away from winter! Yikes! But that’s a really good point that not everything has to go with the theme.
@AnnieAAA: That’s totally fine! I’m glad to hear everyone’s opinion – I mean it shows that my guests might hate them too:) Just to clarify though, it’s not just the swans that are the favor – they are just the holder which will be filled with candy, like M&Ms or something.
I love the edible idea too – that’s why I was thinking the cake pops – plus I like how the traditional wedding favor used to be a slice of cake to take home, so it’s like a modern twist on the old tradition. I saw a wedding cake/birthday cake mold that would make a fun edible gift. Thanks ladies for the advice!
Post # 10
How about loose leaf tea? I love that idea.
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@ElwoodBlues: Ooh I like the flower seeds idea, especially since i know a lot of my guests plant things and/or have a garden themselves;
@QBbride: tea orwould coffee be an okay substitute? Everyone knows I love love love coffee:)
These are both great, gives me some more to think about! Thanks.
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@cgraceh: We are having a garden egagement party. I’m planning on trying out these cute little lollipops I found. I don’t know how they taste but I do know that the flowers are edible.
We are also sending our invitations out on paper that is embedded with seeds. You can plant the paper in the ground and wildflowers will grow!
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