Post # 1
I’m trying to get ideas…here’s what we are thinking.
We’re possibly doing glass coasters with the chinese symbol of love on it. The symbol is key to my Fiance and I as he has it tattooed on him, I’m getting it and we had it writeen out with our names and framed for our first Valentines day.
We’d wrap a ribbon on them, tie a bow and hang a "Thank you" tag from it – all in all the coaster is about $1.10 each and then I’ll make the hang cards and pick up ribbon at a craft store.
I figure a coaster thats not got our names on it is something everyone could use and if they get left behind, I won’t mind having extras atround the house…..
How about everyone else…
Post # 3
I think coasters are an excellent idea…
My favors I am still debating. Maybe mini champagne bottles, truffles… or I might even opt for a donation card to the breast cancer association…
Post # 4
We’re doing a candy buffet in lieu of favours. I figure if there’s leftover candy that’s just fine by me! Consumable favours are the way to go – if you can eat it or drink it, it’s great!
Post # 6
We’re contemplating four options:
1. 3 teabags tied in a little organza bag
2. Chocolate truffles
3. Personalized deck of cards with one of our engagement photos on the back of the cards
4. No favours!
Post # 7
We’re doing personalized Frisbees. Well, maybe mini Frisbees, but legit ones from Discraft. We’re Ultimate Frisbee players, so those cheap plastic ones just won’t work!
Post # 8
You could also make a donation in lieu of favours. A friend of mine lost her best friend to cancer so she is making a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. They will supply her with the little cards that go on the table describing where her donation goes.
Post # 9
we did photo coasters and swapped out the "thank you for being part of our special day" insert that came with them to custom "Thank You" with our names and wedding date.
They turned out to be a hit, and friends still come up to me after the wedding asking if we have extras.
It’s so nice also to go to friends’ houses and see the coasters being used, rather than giving them elaborately wrapped candies that they will eat and throw away in a second.
Post # 10
I did mini bottles of dried rosemary…. my main color was sage, so it went with my color palette, plus upon researching rosemary, i learned some interesting things about its traditional role in weddings! So, on the bottle (which i got here: http://save-on-crafts.com/minglasbotbr3.html), I had a semi-clear vellum label wrapped around it that explained:
"Throughout history, the fragrant herb rosemary has held a place of great esteem as the symbol of remembrance and fidelity. Sprigs were dipped in gold and tied with a ribbon for special wedding guests. It symbolize that although the couple was leaving their friends and family to start a new life, they would never forget their loved ones.
In the tradition of remembrance, thank you for celebrating our special day with us!"
Then, I tied a green ribbon around the top of the jar and attached a gold tag (to tie into the "gold sprig" explained above) that had our names and wedding date on it.Â
They turned out so well and were super inexpensive to make! Plus, people can always use some extra herbs in their kitchen.. :)Â
If anyone needs any rosemary, I have about 6 pounds left (definitely overestimated how much i’d need!), so let me know!Â
Post # 11
I am doing personalize dove chocolates from Hershey. You can customize them right on their website and pick the color of the wrapping you want to us. Then I am going to just wrap them in Tuille with a bow. I figured a favor that you can eat (and if yummy! Love Doves) is better than something that will collect dust on your shelf or be left behind at the reception because people don’t care for it.
Post # 12
we’re giving everyone a cd with our song (let it snow) on it and a candle and votive holder that I etched snowflakes on and a little christmas ornament that doubles as a ringer that everyone will ring as we leave (it’s three little jingle bells with a snowflake pendant and a little thanks tag on sheer ribbon)
Post # 13
We are putting 5 candy sticks (green and brown) in a clear bag and using material at the top to decorate it up a bit. Simple but cute and tasty!
Post # 14
We gave out mini reed diffusers… they were a huuuuuuuuuuuugggggggggggeeeeeeeeeee hit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post # 15
doing bamboo windchimes that i got in the philippines. they came out to be $.28 each with the converstion rate and the bargaining that we did. 🙂 also doing a candy buffet. and since there’s such a long time span between the church and reception, i’m also handing out chinese take out boxes with creampuffs in them after the church ceremony.
Post # 16
- Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods
I love the idea of a photobooth!