- 9 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
I don’t particularily like the guardian angel thing as a favor either. I wouldn’t take one.
What about just one angel figurine on a table somewhere with some kind of nice note in commemoration of those lost?
You could have extra chairs set up with their name and a boquet of flowers sitting on them with the name of the loved one.
Are you doing any kind of escort cards? You could have some put in a seperate location with a note like, “a special place is reserved for those looking over us today”.
You could just do a framed poem or something on a table without the angel pins. I personally would find them very off-putting.
Though, I would find the moment of silence off-putting too. As a guest, if you’re going to do something like that, I would prefer recently passed people to be mentioned in a speech/toast and then something about how you wish they had been there to celebrate with you, and have everyone toast them.
If you like it, go for it. I wouldn’t complain about all the extras you are giving your guests.
I had a dessert bar at my wedding and it was a HUGE HIT! There is nothing more worse than being at a wedding, having beer or liqour in your system and having nothing to soak it up with! It was a lot of work, but totally worth it!
I did the kid’s bags as well. I didn’t hear from any parents about this, but I saw a few get used, so I am happy I provided them.
Perhaps you could consider using memorial candles. There are several websites that personalize them with the names of lost loved ones. We plan to have five of them arranged on a table in the foyer outside the chapel, along with small framed photos if we can get one of all five. I have also seen them incorporated into a ceremony and lit by a close relative during the service, but that can have more of a “funera” feel, to me.
Based on the PP its looks like the pins may be out of place….which is great to know before I bought them!
I wouldn’t take a pin. The sentiment behind it is sweet, but I wouldn’t pin something into my nice dress. Could you maybe light a candle and have a poem next to it.. maybe in a chair at the ceremony or on a prominent table at the reception?
Agree with PP, the hot chocolate is adorable, but those jars are huge! Perhaps a smaller jar? Or have you seen the truffle hot chocolate balls recipe floating around pinterest? Not quite as pretty, but small and you could put it in like a baby food sized jar with marshmallows. (The idea behind the truffle is to put it in warm milk and it makes hot chocolate.
The flippies are cute too, but those aren’t a favor for everyone. No men will take them, and many women won’t either, so while they’re a great thought, you’ll probably need another favor to pair with it to supplement the people who will not take advantage of the flippies.
You could probably find bulk orders of little jars online somewhere! 4oz maybe? Not sure what you have budgeted, but I really think it’d be easier if they were smaller.
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