Wedding Paper Divas is bursting with staff brides who are currently planning their weddings. We’re happy to share their stories with you as a part of this fun feature!
I’m knee-deep in the wedding planning process, with only two months left until my big day! Lately I’ve been struggling with sticking to my budget while making sure I incorporate all the details I envision for the celebration.
Since my venue lent itself as a wonderful backdrop for my wedding, I decided to pick a few items that I’d focus on to help convey our personalities—like the party favors. They are a small token of appreciation from both of us to our guests, but favors also provide an opportunity to create a nice personal touch.
We had a couple of initial ideas and hoped that we could create two sets of favors, one to represent myself and the other to represent my fiancé. Alex is a chocoholic and I’m a lavender tea lover, so naturally we wanted to make our gifts edible. We decided to go with handmade chocolate dipped spoons and lavender tea bags, but we decided to scrap the idea of the handmade chocolate dipped spoons simply because we didn’t have enough time to make them.
It was difficult coming up with our next idea, but we were extremely happy with it once it was completed. We wanted to create something a bit more practical for our guests without compromising our style, so we decided to use our favor as a place card too. My fiancé is infamous for taking detailed notes, so we decided to play up with this idea. We bought little 3 x 5 inch paperback notebooks and hand wrote our guest names on each one. We then stamped them with our own design on the back, which included our names and the date of our wedding.
We thought this might be a thoughtful, affordable and very practical gift. It ended up perfectly matching with our vintage theme, and I threw in my lavender tea bags as well. Because I bought the tea at wholesale prices, we averaged about $2.50 a person per favor, and I know that it will all sit beautifully on our reception tables.
Now, our guests can sip on some tea while they write in their journals!
Here are a few sweet ideas from our partner, Beau-coup, for other tea and chocolate lovers out there:
Joyce met Alex six years ago at a church event, and the pair have been laughing together ever since! She was enamored by his Australian accent and warm demeanor, and he fell in love with her sense of humor. They got engaged in May 2009 and have been planning their perfect wedding ever since!