I've been thinking a lot about wedding items that can be reused once the wedding is over. Specifically, I'm trying to think of ring pillows (er, other ring carriers) that could have a bona fide use in your home after your wedding.
And then I came across a brilliant idea on a desert fete. It has nothing to do with ring pillows, but it has everything to do with wedding paraphernalia that is actually useful after the wedding.
Behold these cake toppers. They are actually vintage salt and pepper shakers. They would be such a sentimental memento of the wedding (without actually being cheesy): "Will you pass the salt? Aww...our wedding was really fun." (You'd have to read the audience to decide if the second half of that comment would happen inside or outside your head.)
And, just for the record, I love her accidental approach to procuring the aforementioned cake toppers (they are definitely one of those items that feel like a need that's manufactured by the Wedding Industrial Complex). Before she stumbled upon them, here were her thoughts about cake toppers:
"I saw a lot of cute ones out there but they were not important enough for us to make it into the budget. Nor were they something I was dying to make myself. Too tedious for me."
Photo courtesy a desert fete