Post # 1
FI and I are getting married in Sweden but we’re working hard to incorporate Canada into our day as well. As part of this, we’ll have ice wine as our favor. Each guest will get a 200ml bottle and that’s all settled except that we need to add our custom labels.
However, in the last little while I’ve got a couple of messages from close relatives (all which will attend the wedding) asking me to bring Muskol when I come over. Swedish mosquito repellents are just not as efficient as Muskol and you can’t get anything nearly as good there. As the wedding is in the northern parts of Sweden, where the bugs can be awful, I’ve started to toy with the idea of bringing a 100ml bottle for each one of our guests (we only have ~30 guests). I like the idea until I picture the favor table… Ice wine in one basket, Muskol in another…
Is it too weird? Should I just stick with the classier gift and not add the Muskol, however useful I think it might be?
Post # 3
hmm well if thats what they want you to bring! lol. then go for it! kinda odd, yes, but if everyone will get a kick out of it why not! at least you know it will be used and thrown out!
Post # 4
@eocenia: Put the Muskol in the gift baggies that you leave for them at the hotel maybe?
Post # 5
Haha! That is so quirky! Are most of your guests traveling from Canada? If so, I would just put some Muskol out for the guests to use. If they are mostly from Sweden, I think it’s a fun AND useful idea! You could tie a ribbon around each of them or put them in a bag or something to dress it up a bit.
Post # 6
@eocenia: Interesting…go for what you know. If they’ll appreciate it, why not? Better than custom napkins they won’t use. 🙂
Post # 7
Is your wedding outside? If not, then skip the bug spray.
Post # 8
i probably wouldn’t give them out as favours per se, but i’ve seen weddings that have a bucket or basket with bug repellant in them for guests to use at outdoor weddings.
BUT i wouldn’t think it’s weird if the guests will actually find it useful.
It’s funny because I’m Canadian but I’ve never heard of this stuff : )
Post # 9
@Jen51287: I know! It’s super odd, I mean BUG SPRAY?… But then again, I’m sure people will dive for it. Like, when I was a kid, my uncle would bring Muskol back from his orienteering trips to Canada and he would demonstrate how efficient it was by spraying the muskol at a cloud of mosquito’s and we would all Oh and Ah when they feel dead to the ground. Yes, I’m from a small town… 🙂
@nawella: They’re all staying in different places, and some of them are local, so as good as the idea is I don’t think it will work.
Post # 10
what if you wrap them in something pretty and put a cute joke about it on a small paper tied to it with ribbon? Hope that makes sense to you… lol
Post # 11
If people have asked heck why not!
Post # 12
btw i made a weird face at that for a second, until I read the rest. It totally makes sense and I think it’s a wonderful idea. So many people spend money on favors that just collect dust / get thrown out and aren’t used.
Post # 13
ALSO i’d advise people to put it on without spraying their clothes if possible . Cause it may stain.
Post # 14
@sweetestsin: We only have 5 Canadian guests (FI’s family), everyone else is from Sweden, Finland or England. We usually bring a few bottles with us when we to see my parents for the summer, but we couldn’t go last year so I guess they’ve all depleted their stocks… hence the emails. It definitely fit the bill as useful, it’s just that it’s well… very odd! 🙂
@hermrs: Definitely more useful! And something that would bring joy for a few summers to come. 🙂
@MrsWBS: Partly, it depends a little on the weather. I hope we can have the cocktail hour outdoors.
@mu_t: Hm, a small bucket on a side table might be a good idea. And here’s a link to their web page – a Canadian invention!
Post # 15
I love the idea. You can’t get much more Canadian than Muskol and ice wine!
If you’ve had requests for it, then people will definitely be happy receiving it. And if some folks don’t know what it is, you can perhaps mention it in one of the speeches. Perhaps remind people that ice wine and muskol are sort of opposite from each other. One of them attracts bugs when you rub it on your skin. And the other makes you unhappy when you drink it. 🙂
Quirky makes people think. Quirky is good.
Post # 16
@birdy88: Absolutely! I was thinking that I could remove the original sticker and add something that goes along the same line as all the other stuff I’ve designed for our wedding. Perhaps tie a small string of twine around the cap as a bow. And it’s a very good idea to tell people to avoid getting it on their clothes. I’ve heard it can melt plastic prints on t-shirts!
@Bazinga: Thanks! I think I might!
@H0LLY: Haha! So funny, yes – I do want to bring it just for the sake of that toast! 🙂