1. Deck of Cards - Have your photos imprinted on a plain deck of cards.
2. Bookmarks - Create bookmarks with a graphic at the top or use your
engagement picture. Type in a short poem and add your wedding date.
You can pick up plain bookmarks at local craft stores and print them
off on a color printer.
3. Seashells - Spend a day at the beach gathering interesting seashells.
Decorate each one with ribbon and dried flowers.
4. Message in a Bottle - Buy cheap bottles at a Dollar Store or craft store.
Fill part way with confetti. Create a small, hand written scroll with a
special message to your guests. Roll up and place in the bottle.
5. Gourmet Coffee Packs - Buy a special flavor of gourmet coffee. Place
enough in small plastic bags to make one pot of coffee. Tie the end
up with ribbon. Add a sprig of flowers and a gift tag.
6. Fortune Cookies - Buy fortune cookies at a local grocery store. Carefully
remove the message with tweezers, then insert your own messages
inside. Place 2 or 3 cookies on a circle of tulle and tie up with a colorful
7. Origami Figure - Pick up a book on origami (Chinese paper folding)
at your local library and buy some beautiful origami paper from a local
craft store in your wedding colors. Create a figure that reflects your
wedding theme and give one to each of your guests.
8. Liquors - Purchase those small bottles of sample liquors found
near the checkout of most liquor stores. Tie a ribbon and message
around the neck of the bottle.
9. Personalized Candy Bars - Buy flat candy bars (like a plain Hershey's
chocolate bar). Measure the wrapper on the bar and figure out where the
section of the wrapper would be on the top of the chocolate bar. On the
computer, create a design or special saying within the top area. Type
in your names and wedding date as well. Print out the design and cut
to fit if necessary and wrap the bar in its new cover. Use a glue stick
to secure the ends along the back.
10. Tree Seedlings - You can purchase small tree seedlings from your
local nursery. Tie a ribbon around the pot and include a message that
asks your guests to plant their trees so they can grow, just as your
love will grow.
Copyright 2001, by Rose Smith. Rose is the author of How to Create a Beautiful Medieval
Wedding and several other wedding booklets. Visit Wedding
Themes and More for great ideas on theme weddings, favor ideas,
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