Post # 1
Hi all! For wedding favors, my FI and I have decided not to give out wedding favours, and instead make a donation to a few charities in place of them. We didn’t think it was worth it to spend money on something people will just throw away.
However, I’m getting married in the Winter. It will likely be pretty cold, around -15 to -20 celcius, maybe even colder if it happens that way. Because of this, when we leave the church, blowing bubbles (the usual, from what I’ve seen) is not very practical. The church will not allow things to be thrown, such as rice, confetti, and I think even rose petals. So if we want something, we need to be creative. I was just at a wedding where we had nothing and it felt odd to me, like something was missing.
My idea is to supply each guest with little bells so they can ring those when we leave the church. This kind of acts as a favour too, so the guests who would not be in favour of the charitable donation, would still have a trinket to keep.
I’m just wondering where the best place to find something like this would be. Should I order samples first? I live in Canada, so any place online would need to ship here.
Edit: Since Gold is going to be used in the colour scheme, gold bells would be prefered… but they may be hard to find.
Post # 3
A google search came up with this: http://www.thefind.com/gifts/info-gold-wedding-bell-favors
Also, try after-Christmas sales. You might find some that were ornaments that will work for you. Good luck!
Edited to add: I googled “gold wedding bell favors” and a lot showed up.
Post # 4
Where in Canada are you that its that cold in November? lol
Go with cowbells! They are really fun 🙂
Post # 5
Oriental trading is AWOSME they have so much cool stuff, and they deliver to Canada
ETA they even personalize the bells!
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club
If you want an alternative to bells, you could do a ribbon send off. They make really cute pictures.
Post # 7
@kjo: Good idea. Oriental Trading has great deals.
Love the idea of ribbon wands!!!
Post # 8
@kjo: I’m in Manitoba. It might be above 0, it might be way below… too hard to tell. This year we had tons of snow and it was pretty cold. Some years there’s no snow. I’m hoping for snow though!
Oh, the ribbon wands are neat too. We basically wanted something you could use with mitts on, if need be. I will check out the websites as well. Thanks!
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I was considering doing bells as well since our location won’t allow us to have anything thrown in the air. I’m concerned about the sound though – I’d like a good tone to the bells and not a rinky dinky clatter. Has anyone ever bought any of these bells and can report back on the quality?
Post # 11
@cali_cat: I was a little concerned with the sound too. That’s why I was wondering if we should order a sample first.
If anyone can provide their personal experience with the bells and their sound, that would be great!