Archive for the ‘Favors’ Category

Lovely Budget Swizzle Sticks

July 31, 2009

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I go nuts over unique drink stirrers and other decorative flourishes in my beverages.  Handmade swizzle sticks would be an inexpensive and unique detail at a reception.  Makes me want to go pretty paper shopping!

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| “B”: Wedding Project, PomPoms: Martha Stewart, “J&A”: Young House Love |

Etsy Wedding Vendor: Timeless Paper

July 8, 2009

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Timeless Paper has a lovely collection of handmade place cards and table numbers.  So dainty.

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Unexpected Shower Favors

July 6, 2009

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My soon-to-be sister-in-law got married in gorgeous Vermont two weeks ago.  Her bridal shower was held the weekend before the wedding and I eagerly volunteered to do the favors.

I scoured Etsy for days collecting fabulous ideas, but when I came across CrowBiz I knew I had found my unique favors.  The shop specializes in collages, magnets, paperweights, and other crafty items made with vintage paper.  I immediately contacted the artist to order 20 sets of  mini-magnets.  She worked with me on the price, included perfect little drawstring bags, and attached everything to magnetic boards for shipping.  It was an awesome Etsy transaction, and I feel like I was able to contribute something really special to the shower.

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Here’s a little peak at my wrapping scheme (all in the bride’s wedding palette).  The materials were easy to find at my local art store, and the calligraphy “thank you” stickers are from the amazing Esty shop, K is for Calligraphy.

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The boxes in the back were an extra treat – the bride’s favorite Japanese candy shipped right from Japan!

| The first image is from CrowBiz, the rest are from me |

Wedding Favor: Burdick’s Chocolate Mice

June 10, 2009

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Might seem strange, but the wedding detail I’m most looking forward to is the favors.  I love anything small and exquisitely wrapped.  Favors are totally my thing.

I didn’t think much about wedding planning before I was engaged, but I admit that I had a few favor ideas well in advance — which means I’ve got a nice list to share with you!

First off, L. A. Burdick’s super irresistible chocolate mice.  If you’re from New England, chances are you’ve probably had the good fortune to sample one of these delicious cuties.  And Burdick’s totally respects brides’ painstakingly chosen color palettes by offering to customize not only the boxes and bows, but the silk tails, as well!