What a genius idea for giving gifts to your bridal party without having a to wrap a thing! Maptotes come in a bunch of cities and they will even do custom if you can’t find yours. I wonder if you’d be able to customize the map with points of interest (church, rehearsal dinner locale, etc) during your wedding? Then you’d be able to use them as your out of towner bags!
UPDATE: I emailed Rachel at Maptotes about custom options, and they CAN customize bags with names, wedding related landmarks, etc. Pricing obviously goes up from the standard $12 a bag, but gets exponentially cheaper the more you order. Email me if you want to see a pricelist.
[images from Maptotes]
Saw this today and thought it was very clever…designed by Studio Frederik Roije for droog, this ring made of white porcelain is broken and worn by the couple as a symbol of their engagement. Its a great idea for couples who wish the guy could have a ring too. Only $120!
[image from Greener Grass Design]
Since we’re on the topic of chocolates, I couldn’t forget mentioning one of my favorite places for treats, Vosges. We got a box of their exotic caramels here at the office last Christmas, and I’ve been hooked ever since. With truffle flavors like Naga (curry + coconut + milk chocolate) or Black Pearl (ginger + wasabi + sesame seeds + dark chocolate), its like nothing you’ve ever tasted, and I’m sure your guests would agree. And for those of you with purple in your wedding scheme, their boxes are the prettiest shade of violet.
[images from Vosges]
The Chocolate Bar definitely has some good looking chocolates…I think the grafitti bars would be GREAT as favors for the ultimate NYC or Brooklyn wedding. I noticed that they’ll customize their truffles with designs for corporate functions…but who knows…maybe they’ll even do one for your special day if you order a certain amount!
[images from the Chocolate Bar]