“We’ve all left weddings with them,” Kate Walling says:- “A small picture frame; a chocolate bar with the bride & groom’s married name on the wrapper; even a monogrammed match box.”

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“Where do these tokens of thanks end up? Under the car seat, in the junk drawer or, yes, in the garbage (are you supposed to keep the wrapper once you’ve eaten the chocolate?)…”

Mmm, yes… and if it’s a hot summer day for the wedding, some very messy things can happen to those fancy chocolates. (Been there, sat on that!)

Why not give your guests a special recipe, instead?

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That’s Kate’s suggestion, and she offers some tips on choosing the right recipe for a wedding favor — something with personal meaning to the newlyweds, perhaps? Or a traditional family recipe, something reflecting your particular culture, or a recipe for a dish served at your reception?

I think this is a great, fresh idea.

Affordable, personal, — and something your friends and guests will treasure as a memento of the special occasion…

You can print the recipe up beautifully on a recipe-card-sized piece of heavy-weight rag stock, punch a hole in one corner, and tie on a curl of ribbon in your wedding theme colors — what could be more special as a keepsake for a special day?

And you don’t have to stop at one recipe, Kate says. “If you can’t decide between two or three, use them all. Then, guests won’t all get the same thing.”

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. domestika

    Yes, there’s a lot to be said for taking a few minutes to dream up a creative alternative to off-the-shelf products. More memorable, and very often more affordable, too!

  2. Anne

    What a great suggestion. I love it!

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