Post # 1
Hello! Not to go too deep into our wedding “theme” but love letters and transcontinental romance play a large part of our history.
We are trying to figure out a good favor to give based on that. Any ideas?
And, as a secondary question, it’s possible we may *have* to give pens (we have this thing going on at the wedding where everyone may need a pen). I’d love to do more than just put our name and date. I’d love a cute little saying, that somehow goes with our love letter history. Thoughts?
Thank you so much, Wedding Bees!
Post # 3
“for your love letters”?
There was on old song called “Love Letters in the Sand.”
You could get a wooden tray, fill it with sand, and stand the pens up in the sand. Put the pens towards the back of the tray. Rake the sand in the front smooth, mist it with water so it packs down a bit then draw a heart with your iniials on it.
Post # 4
Pens are a great idea. Very useful!
Post # 5
I’d skip the name and date and use quotes.
Most people don’t take or keep personalized stuff with other peoples info on them.
Post # 6
Off topic but this reminded me of the “lyrics video: to the Jason Mraz song I wont give up so you could have this playing if you had a wedding website.
Post # 7
Wanted to add, what about having stacks of handwritten envelopes in different colors sizes tied with string?
Or famous love letters printed, handwritten and framed?
Vintage postcards with quotes?
Vintage style post office envelopes?
Crap, I just realized you were asking about favors. Disregard! I’m tired!
Post # 8
My fiance and I are 4657 miles apart for the next 8 months…he is stationed in Hawaii, and I am a grad student at home in Pennsylvania. We send letters back and forth all the time, and have been together since December 2011 (we met while he was home on leave).
On our wedding day, our favors will be a card that I will design (with my fi’s input of course), matching envelope, and a love stamp. The front will probably be some sort of floral design (I’m not sure what medium I’ll use, but it will be very simple), and then on the back we may put a small note like “designed with love by Kirsten and Cameron, June 22, 2013” or something. I don’t want it to scream wedding favor, because it’s for them to help spread their own love, not ours. The card and stamped envelope will be tied together with a pretty blue ribbon, and a tag on it will read something like this:
“Thank you for celebrating with us! We have found the many miles between us to be more bearable with the exchange of love letters through the mail. Today we closed the distance between us, but hope you will help us continue to send love. Please use this token of our thanks to send a kind note to someone dear to you.”
Post # 9
@kirsten.maria: Love that idea!! So sweet.
OP, what about mini notepads (kind of like mentioned above)?
Post # 10
I am getting married on valentine’s day and I’ve been thinking of something “romantic” as well for favors. I have found “message in a bottle” favors on Etsy. It depends on how much you want to spend, but your guests can open the bottle/letter and it can have a special thank you from you and your groom. 🙂