Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Matchbox Wedding Favors

Favors are a fun part of weddings, but unfortunately, they aren't always eco-friendly. Aunt Susie may enjoy the bride-kicking-the-groom's-ass wine cork, while friend Jim may chuck it out the window on his way home (bad Jim for littering!). Alternatives to wedding favors are gaining popularity. For instance, at Earthly Affair, I've had quite a few brides actually request additional cards be printed to let guests know that a donation has been made in lieu of favors.

However, when you want something cute, matchy matchy, or maybe just handcrafted, you have options. Personally, I really love these little matchbox favors. I'm guilty of the box favor since I made them for my own wedding. Some people will keep them, some won't, and that's just something you'll have to deal with in your own eco-quest.


Corrine O'Neill @Buds and Blooms said...

I love these boxes.

I think you can't really go wrong with cute cookies either. If your guests don't take them, you can eat them yourself! lol

London Wedding Photographer RAMYAD said...

Really cool looking boxes.

Karen said...

Those are really adorable boxes! I've noticed that couples are starting to lean toward giving donations in lieu of favors too. A nice way for couples to let their guests know that this is being done is to give them laminated bookmarks with the name of the charity to which the donations were given. The guests still receive a nice take-home gift that is useful.

Margaret Ivory - Ivory Pearl Bridal Mall said...

This is a great idea but where do you get the empty matchboxes?

Jennifer said...

Margaret, I am not sure you can actually buy empty matchboxes. The ones shown above are either made by hand by the seller or maybe created just for them by a manufacturer.

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