My best friend got married at the weekend, and what a lovely occasion it was. The bride looked lovely, the groom scrubbed up well and a good time was had by all. I may even have had a tear in my eye at some of the more emotionally-charged parts of the day (must be getting sentimental in my old age)!
Some of you might remember me mentioning wedding favours on day 17 of my 30 Days of Creativity – well, this was the wedding they were for. The colour scheme was pink and grey so I made *thirty-four* button bracelets as favours for the ladies. Each bracelet used twenty buttons (instead of the forty or so that I would usually use) and had a pink heart shaped button on the dangle chain – thought it would be appropriate, given that weddings are usually about love and all that stuff!
I think button bracelets look nicer when the buttons are all different, and every bracelet is unique. So, instead of buying 300 or so of the same button in pink and grey, I decided to buy button mixes. I used a couple of Etsy sellers for them: JamboChameleon was very helpful when I told her my requirements for grey/silver buttons and although the buttons had to come all the way from Australia I didn’t have to wait too long for them. I asked SchOOLLOcker, from whom I had previously purchased a gorgeous rainbow selection of buttons, to help me out with the pink buttons, and the selection that she sent was just what I needed.
The bride asked me to sort out some packaging for the bracelets and so I decided to go with a pink favour box, containing some sparkly grey tissue paper with the button bracelet nestled in the middle. I’ll admit to being a little nervous as I sat at my designated table at the reception – what if people didn’t like them? But luckily they all loved them, I saw loads of people wearing their bracelets throughout the evening, and apparently everyone was saying what a nice idea they were for favours!
What are the most unusual favours you’ve ever received at a wedding?