Reader question: Food favors


Reader Jackie had a question about food favors that aren’t necesarily the standard chocolates or sweets.

My question now has to do with wedding favors. My fiance and I are big foodies and would like to incorporate something with food that is reasonably priced. We were going to do chocolates but now we are thinking that we don’t eat sweets that much and it may not represent us well. We like these salts from Pear and Peony but we are hoping to get a couple other ideas to compare it to. Do you have anything in mind?

One idea that I thought could be clever is making mini recipe books with your favorite recipes to give everyone. That way you’re including your love of food and passing along to your friends and family for them to love as well! I imagine them looking sort of like this:

Does anyone else have any other ideas?

[images from Pear + Peony and Martha Stewart]

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Hot bridesmaid!


Straight from the new issue of InStyle Weddings, this bridesmaids dress is super hot! I love everything about it!

[image from InStyle Weddings Winter 2008]

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Never Throw Rice at a Pisces contest


Don’t forget to leave your astrological sign in the comments for a chance to win this fun book! You’ve got until Sunday night!

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flip + tumble bags



flip + tumble makes these super cute ripstop bags that would make great gifts for your wedding party and/or guests! They fold up into little balls so you have no excuse to not carry one in your bag….and for only $15, everyone can be eco-friendly and stylish!

[images from flip+tumble]

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Win a free photography package from Karenscape!

I got this email from Karen of Karenscape Photographers [who just happened to be one of the photographers I was interested in using for our wedding] and thought it was a great contest! Details below….


Karenscape Photographers is giving away a FREE complete wedding photography package every four months in 2008. Karen will personally shoot all three contest winner’s weddings, a value of $9700 per wedding, for FREE.

But this is not a random raffle.

We are searching for the most romantic, serendipitous, poignant, funny, and inspiring stories of how you found the one. Tell us the amazing tale of how you crossed paths with your fiancĂ© in this big crazy world, and you’ll have a chance to win a free wedding. Make us cry. Make us laugh. Make us hope.

To win you must create a 3-minute-or-less video relaying your story. Upload your video to YouTube.com and send us an email. Be as creative as you’d like!

For full contest entry details, please visit www.karenscape.com and click on the “Win a Free Wedding” link. We’re looking forward to hearing your story!

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