Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Do us a favour?

Do us a favour will be a repeated post all about cute, funny and generally awesome ideas for wedding favours, or bonboneries, if you'd prefer it that way.
This week, we're going down the Eco line. I've been doing a lot of research into different ways to make a wedding Eco friendly and carbon neutral. Once I've finished all my research I'll let you know my findings in the form of a blog post. But in the mean time, while doing the previously mentioned research, I came up with a brilliant idea... and then found out I was most definitely not the first person to come up with it... nether the less, this brilliant idea was:

Flower bulbs as a bonbonerie!
It's a brilliant alternative to lollies or overly expensive trinket. It's lasting... well for a season anyway, it's memorable, and it grows into something beautiful. It's a wonderful me
The how to's:

  • For the bags, there are many options out there. Couple of ideas would be to go down the eco line and get 100% recycled bags that are gusseted, so they stand up themselves and use them as a place card, by stamping them or printing on them. One place I've found is ecocern where you can get 1000 bags for $50. 

Turning this bag into a place card could be as simple as writing on the bag, but if you want something a bit more formal, glue a place card on the bag.

Image Source: Elizabeth Anne Designs

If you're not as into the eco thing as I am, but would still like that earthy, natural feel, you could try calico bags from Pink Frosting:

They're $25 for 12, but they are super cute and could be used for lots of other items. They're organic cotton, which means somewhat environmentally friendly production practices, so you can still feel good about buying them. They're also reusable, so you guests can have something lasting to take away with them. 

There are many other plant ideas that are becoming increasingly popular, which I'll go into in later articles, but I think bulbs are a lovely idea. Something that starts from nothing and grows into something beautiful... Just like love... awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.


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