The Dandelion Patch

Monday, July 28, 2008

Fun with Favors

Occasionally we are asked to write articles or to speak as experts on certain topics. When our friend Cindie Reinhold asked us to write something for her Brides and Weddings magazine about favors, I was sure that the right person for this job was our very own Vicky Radovich Macleod.

Vicky is our Inventory Manager for The Dandelion Patch, a recent bride herself, and quite simply our go-to-gal for all questions related to our product offerings. Plus as a previous 2nd grade school teacher, she's one heck of a writer!

wedding favors

wedding favors

wedding favors

Favors are those simple touches that make your event special, personal, and quite frankly...memorable. The Dandelion Patch has many options, so let us know what kind of event you're having and our experts will be happy to suggest some special, personal and memorable favors that will work within any budget. Vicky's article goes into more detail below...

Oh, and by the way...if you see Vicky around the stores (she works at both), please humor me and ask for her autograph. I told her that she was gonna be famous from this blog!

Fun with Favors
Vicky Radovich Macleod, Inventory Manager at The Dandelion Patch

Planning a memorable wedding is all about the details. Once the venue, wedding dress, flowers and cake are selected thoughts turn to wedding favors – those special remembrances of your day that guests will carry away with them.

Edible favors such as the traditional Jordan almonds or bite sized cookies can be ordered in small packages with personalized labels. If you prefer to assemble your own treats, tiny boxes in every color and shape are available to coordinate with your wedding colors or theme.

Lovely miniature round boxes, festooned with realistic silk flowers and containing botanical delights such as flower seed ribbons, or dried flowers and organza sachet pouches are especially nice for a spring or summer wedding. Herbs can be planted in small individual flower pots and tied with personalized ribbons. Flower seed packets tucked into baskets for guests to select as they leave the reception can be enjoyed for seasons to come.

Favors which reflect the location of your wedding can add a bit of fun and whimsy to the day. Small bags of seashells or saltwater taffy for a beach wedding or miniature bottles of wine with personalized labels for a vineyard destination are a thoughtful gesture.

Remember that presentation is everything whether you choose to place one favor at each seating, one between each couple or have the guests select their own from a table or basket. Personalized ribbons, labels, tags, boxes and bags are available from the stationery store where you purchase your wedding invitations, as are many of the previously mentioned favors. Your local stationery expert can suggest ways to make the remembrances your guests carry home with them as unforgettable as your special day.


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