So I set a rough date for my wedding (after some discussion with my fiance, of course) and hopefully it'll be June 21, 2013.
My mom and I have been working on my dress design and I have it just about finalized. We're going to make the dress and veil together.
The only thing I'm stuck on right now is what I'm going to give out as favors. No one in my family can have a wedding without little bags of favors for everyone!
We're planning on inviting 50 people, so it's going to be a small family wedding.
I want to go above and beyond rice sachets and bubbles for wedding favors, but I don't know where to start.
I'm going to make a lot of small pomanders as decorations, and I'm even going to take strings of white tree lights and outfit them with purple and black flowers to match the rest of the wedding (it's going to be casual Gothic). I was thinking that the pomanders might be nifty wedding favors after the reception so people can take one as they leave, but I definitely need more than that.
I'd appreciate any ideas, preferably for things I can make by hand to have a handmade wedding.
for my own wedding I created
http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/80305AD.html <-- for table decorations
http://www.freepatternsdonnascrochetdesigns.com/pink-wedding-flowers-free-crochet-pattern.html <---- and these are great for the bags. I also got some dollar store bubbles and personaly made a braided small ribbon with a bell on the end of it, that way, instead of trying to beat on plasticwear they can ring the bells for the kiss and gave them another keepsake to take home
hope it helps!
I like the idea of bells. I can't see the stuff on lionbrand, but I might register later to take a look.
We gave away little sachets of jellybelly beans at mine... my mum and me spent ages wrapping them up in organza (its traditional in the UK to give sugared almonds but my ex had a nut allergy so we went with that) so you could do something like that... another good idea that's sprung up over the last few years is to put some disposable cameras on the tables and let the guests take photo's of the night and then get them all developed and put them in the album
you could also make some hair barrettes or cuff links with felt or polymer clay for a more personal touch and make them specifically for each guest!
or you could buy some shot glasses and get them engraved with your names and the wedding date and fill them with sweets!!
Monika, try the above site ( I am not ashamed to admit that I lurve the BHG site :0))
There are sooo many good wedding ideas and sooo many good craft ideas.
I hope it helps.
I'm sure I've got some more ideas somewhere, I will try and find them.
I really like BHG, so I'm going to spend a good bit of time perusing their site. Thanks!
I was already thinking about making flower hair clips for the ladies we invite, but I was lost on what to make for the guys. Cufflinks is an interesting idea.
I like the disposable camera idea... but knowing my family, everyone has a digital camera or camera phone with them at all times. lol But, that makes me think that maybe making picture frames would be a good idea!
I also love the idea of jelly beans or another sweet in a small pouch.
If it helps (I should have added this earlier) I've got a big, mixed ethnic pool: English (plus Welsh, Irish, Scottish), German, Dutch, French, and Powhatan... so any tradition of those backgrounds is something I'd love to hear more about. My fiance is German, Irish, Polish, and Swedish, so that broadens things pretty much entirely across Europe. lol
You can do a candy bar and people can fill up a bag with candy as a wedding favor.
The candy buffet is a good idea.
What my cousin did when she got married is she had her mom embellish a can puncher for everyone, but I know I never got much/any use out of the one I received.
Both of our families have a bunch of kitchen gadgets and pretty much anything they'd need ever, even down to some cutesy stuff... so it's not been easy for me to think of what I could make as wedding favors, lol.
A lottery ticket for each person/place setting?
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