Our society has in some way gotten us to believe that we should try and look rich no matter what. It can be rather depressing to see a whole group of people looking and feeling foolish in stiff clothing in a setting that makes them uncomfortable.
Individuals appear to be coming to their senses in recent years and it is ever more common to see people have modest wedding parties and rather making a donation to a charitable company. Instead of offering the guests something they probably will never make use of, they get a few fair-trade confetti in a recycled paper box and a note stating that a donation has been made on their behalf by the wedding coordinator.
If you do not know of a business near you that organizes this type of thing, absolutely nothing is stopping you from making your own confetti sachets and notes. You can contribute a sum to a neighborhood organization that sponsors a cause which you especially care about, and ask them to give you a thank-you letter on their letterhead that you can attach to plain confetti sachets tied with raffia.
Wedding thank you gifts need to be personal. If you have time, it is actually very nice to write out an individual quote or a personal anecdote for each of the guests. Quotes are quickly found on internet and you can find suitable ones for each guest. Otherwise write out a sentence stating what you like/love most about them. If the wedding presents are meant to make the guests feel you have valued their involvement, exactly what could they possibly appreciate more than knowing you have spent some time especially for them? These kinds of \”comment based\” favors are really easy to make on your own and don\’t require any specific craftsmanship. Do see to it though to use proper hard confetti as chocolates or other sweets might melt or trickle in the sachet which would not be acceptable.
If you have excellent craft abilities you might look around the craft markets for something to copy. Usually at the markets, the craftsmen are selling their own items, so you can chat with them. If you see something that you like, you can inquire if they are willing to give you a 1 hour paid training lesson. Some will be happy to do this for you if you tell them you want to make your very own wedding favors and that you will definitely not be making and selling them. You can even put that in writing if they like.
Obviously the net is full of fantastic do it yourself concepts for wedding favors. You can go as far as to organize a \”wedding favor party\” and invite you closest friend and family. About 10 individuals is a good number for making one hundred wedding presents in a day. Offer a lunch or a dinner and get everyone to sit in circle on the floor, in the yard or around the supper table.
This day spent with each other normally brings everyone closer together and creates anticipation for the wedding. Also it provides you with a chance to brainstorm and talk about various other wedding details. This time is particularly priceless for getting a \”back-up plan\” ready for virtually any event. At the reception you can happily reveal that the wedding gifts are all hand-made by family and friends.
A wedding truthfully is about a guy and a woman that adore each other, formalizing their union in the eyes of society. If you stay focused on this, your wedding will be a success no matter what!|Your wedding will be a success no matter what if you remain focused
We are based in Cape Town, SA and make traditional Italian confetti flowers the way they have been produced for centuries in Sulmona, Italy. At Sweet Traditions, we import all our confetti and products from Italy.