Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Do me a favour!

Most bridal magazines you read will suggest “DIY-ing” as a way to save money, I on the other hand want to DIY because that’s what I enjoy. I’ve already made a start on the invitations and another thing I wanted to do myself was the favours.

My initial idea was to buy chocolates from New York, but quickly changed my mind. I wasn’t sure they’d survive the plane journey and to be honest most American chocolate is just a bit gross! I still wanted to continue the New York theme over to the favours so I designed my own wrappers! I’ve decided to bulk buy delicious Green & Blacks miniature chocolates and wrap them (with the help of my wonderful bridesmaids and mommy!) in these.

The ladies will have their chocolates presented in these.

And the men will have theirs in these.

They are flat packed boxes which need to be assembled and decorated.

I really lucked out with the children’s favours, I found these adorable jars in Confetti at a bargain price. They were heavily reduced because the jelly beans that were inside were coming to the end of their shelf life. I intend to fill them with either jelly sweets or chocolates like smarties.

I also had a go at making my own wine charms, hopefully I can get the staff at Nailcote to attach them to people’s glasses, else I’m going to have to pop them in the bags. I managed to make around 90 of these charms in a few hours. It was actually quite relaxing!


  1. Hello, have just found your blog and its lovely. Your wedding sounds fantastic. Full of all the personal details that so reflect you. I love those wine charms. I had them at our wedding for the ladies and they loved them. If you want any help to coordinate your day so your plans go exactly how you want and you won't be stressed check out my website. Hope you dont mind but your wedding looks so fab.

  2. Thank you for your kind words!

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