Post # 1
I decided on vintage handkerchief favors to be placed somewhere at the ceremony location with an indication that guests can take one for “tears of joy”. I saw something similar way back in my planning and loved the idea, but I can’t remember where I read about it or found the picture. I seem to recall them being placed in a basket?
I have all the hankies I need, and I’ve carefully cleaned and pressed each one. I just don’t know how to display them now. Should I fold them? Roll them and tie with ribbon? Put them all in a basket?
Thanks in advance for any ideas!
Post # 3
some weddings use them as napkins with a tag to indicate that they are a favor
hang them on a line like a banner using those cute little clothespins-again you would need a sign letting guests know they are to take one
if you decide to fold them this is a pretty fold
or roll and display
Tears of Joy
Knowing that you are here today, knowing that you care,
Makes our wedding day memories a special time to share.
This hankie is a gift, expressing our thanks that you are here.
To use as we unite our love, to catch a joyful tear.
As we walk down life’s path, we’ll think back and say,
How much it meant that you were there on our wedding day.
Post # 4
OH MY GOSH YOUR WEDDING IS IN A FEW DAYS AND YOU JUST WROTE THIS!! YIKES.
If youhave time, I’d go to the arts and crafts or cooking section of a discount store or chain store and get those silver wedding bands meant for cake decorating. You could slip the hankie ponted through that. If time is of the essence, just leave the squares nicely arranged on a platter or in a basket. I thinkyou read that here as when I read the post she used a silver platter in an outdoor wedding.
Show us what you did!!
Post # 5
@Momma: Ha ha I am doing soooo much last minute! I am going nuts but that’s the way I do things…. I guess. I procrastinate on everything. School stuff too (I am a student), but I always get As, so here’s hoping I get an “A” on the wedding stuff, lol.
Anyway I bought a cute little blue wire basket in the Easter stuff at Hobby Lobby. (our colors are pink / white / blue). I think I will roll them then tie with a pink ribbon. The basket has a handle so I will make a little sign/poem to clip to the top handle. I will share pics later.
Post # 6
I think a wooden box would be prettiest. the use macroose has some new doilie ideas in the classifieds that would give good ideas for hankies. Where’d you get yours?
Post # 7
@glaca: I went to three or four different antique / vintage type shops here in town. Most of them I got from one person, who sold me 20 for $10, and I had a couple that belonged to a great Aunt. Then for my mom I ordered one on Ebay that has “Mother of the Bride” on fron and our names and the wedding date on the back.
I was planning on buying from this Ebay seller who sells reproduction “vintage” hankies, so they look like vintage but are crisp and new, but then when I went back to order, her ebay store was temporarily closed so I couldn’t. She had good deals though. So I got actual vintage ones and pressed and very lightly starched them after a good Oxy clean soak since some had spots.
Post # 8
I also did this. Bouth those eBay “vintage” ones. I printed love quotes on them. Then made a “logo of pur names and year to iron on the corners. Packing them in wax paper (folded into envelopes sealed with double stick tape. Do you have a pic of the display?
Post # 9
Can anyone recommend an ebay seller?
Post # 9
vazem: Did lots of people use them? I’m wondering how many I should get for 100 guests.