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wedding favor containers & etsy.com

At Michael’s tonight, buying the rest of my centerpiece vases and candles, I came upon quite a few interesting vessels for favors. The now very popular Chinese Takout box was ever-present in a million different colors and sizes, ranging from 79 cents to $1 per piece and it can be embellished by stickers (karen smallbone for a modern look), ribbon, string, beads, hand-written names and everything in between. A new thing I saw was the mini mason jar, which I cannot for the life of me find a picture of. There was a taller sleek mini jar and a short, plump one. Both were cute, but I would have opted for the taller one. The only reason I didn’t purchase them tonight: I have no clue what to put inside my favor boxes/jars/bags. No idea. I am not interested in jordan almonds, the traditionalist’s choice; not into candles, bath salts, soaps or gels; not really into candy, either but I’m open to it if worse comes to worse. I am stumped at what to put into all of the cute items I come across and am waiting for inspiration to hit before I spend $1/item for the simple container!

Etsy has proven useful tonight for various wedding items:

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These adorable tags by accessoryalamode are on the pricey side for just tags at $6.00 a pop, but are hand stamped antique brass and could be used as keychains for favors, thus eliminating the need for favor containers altogether. I think the design is universally appealing and would look good holding anyone’s keys. We could put our names and the date on it or even just the date, like so: 08172007.

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If I was planning on the soap route, I would definitely look into soapylove’s petite soap flavors. They’re adorable and come in a variety of shapes, colors and patterns. At 75 cents each they’re a steal.

And that is my favor report for this evening.

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The Knot’s To Do List (for THIS month only)

Oh, God. I’m scared.

This is what you are s’posed to have done by four month mark. My four month mark has come and gone.

Thanks, theknot.com!

THIS MONTHS TO DOS
Decide on a budget and hash out who’s contributing.
Knot Hint: For a quick and easy way to determine a budget, use The Knot Budgeter.
Pick your preferences for a wedding date and time, and finalize after okaying with important guests, location, or officiant.
Start interviewing caterers.
Start looking for an officiant who suits your style and spirit.
Choose a color scheme, if you so desire, taking into account the decor of the rooms/areas you have reserved for your ceremony and reception.
Decide on a caterer. Hash out a rough price per head and begin working on a menu.
Finalize the guest list.
Knot hint: When you’re done, make your life easy by entering everything into the Guest List Manager.
Start investigating any ethnic customs or cultural traditions you might want to incorporate into your ceremony or reception.
Sign your caterer contract and send in a deposit.
If you’ve chosen an outdoor ceremony or reception site, look into tent and lighting rentals.
Set up appointments with various florists to discuss options.
Decide on and meet with your officiant to discuss ceremony structure and any religious requirements (such as counseling).
Interview and get price lists from several photographers and videographers.
Knot Hint: Talk to your photographer about posting your photos using The Knot Photo Album so you can see your photos online and share them with friends.
If you plan to use frequent flyer miles to travel to your honeymoon destination, book your flight now.
Start looking into registering for gifts.
Knot Hint: Register from the comfort of your keyboard at The Knot Gift Registry.
Think about how you might want to wear your hair.
Reserve photographer and/or videographer, decide on a package, sign contract, and send deposit.
Knot Hint: Register your photographer with The Knot Photo Album.
Begin looking for a baker to make your big-day cake. Your caterer is the best source for leads.
Choose your florist and send a deposit to reserve their services.
Register for your wedding gifts, and don’t forget to include some choices appropriate for your upcoming bridal shower or engagement party as well.
Set aside blocks of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests.
Book a baker, choose your wedding cake design, and send a deposit.
Brides: Order your gown. Make sure you’ve asked all the critical questions and your order contains the correct information.
Start planning the rehearsal dinner. Provide the host with contact information for your attendants and any other guests.
Finalize your invitation wording.
Finalize menu and service details with caterer.
Order your invitations and announcements (don’t forget plenty of extra envelopes).
Start thinking about flower arrangement styles you like, and figure out what flowers will be in season on your wedding day.
Decide on a floral scheme, choose flowers, and negotiate prices with florist. Be sure to sign a contract outlining what you agreed upon.
Grooms: Decide what style of formalwear you will be wearing.
Reserve tables, chairs, and/or other rental equipment you’ll need (unless caterer or site is taking care of it).
Grooms: Start looking to buy or rent tux, suit, or other formal attire.
Book rehearsal-dinner site.
Compile packages for out-of-town guests with hotel reservation and city information, and mail them out.
Book hotel room for your wedding night.
Book your honeymoon flights (if not using frequent flyer miles) and make all your other travel reservations.
If you haven’t registered yet, be sure to do so before any upcoming prewedding parties.
Knot Hint: At least get a few items on your list. See the selection at The Knot Gift Registry.
Brides: Experiment with your beauty routine, self-tanners, and facials.
Consider specific ceremony and reception decoration needs like a huppah, aisle runner, etc.
Shop for and purchase wedding bands.

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stickers

i have been googling for an hour looking for stickers
LO AND BEHOLD
i have found the perfect site
these wedding stickers are not your average
these favors are not your average
karen smallbone is my new lifesaver
i am so glad i didn’t order my save the dates yet because now i want to coordinate with all the fun stuff on the site
like this:
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and this:
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i really want to make sure of my colors before i go all crazy ordering things
and i still have not heard back from villa botanica
i refuse to buy the save the dates until i do
i think i will give them a call tomorrow
waiting on everything is just making me antsy
and i’ve come to the realization that there is a good possibility that i cld turn into bridezilla
and we don’t want that

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$1.26!

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offbeat.

okay some of these chicks are out there
but i love all the tatted brides that are featured
it makes me wanna go and ink up my whole back:
tatted brides

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