Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

It's the Thought that Counts

Matt and I finished the wedding favors.

Go team!

I wrote and designed the text, printed them, and folded them. Matt designed and carved the bird stamp, stamped everything, and sewed the seeds into the pocket.


It's an example of yet another DIY project that took a lot more work than we initially envisioned. Plus, we never have much luck with carving our own stamps. They turn out okay, but, for some reason, we have to put the paper on the ground and stomp on the stamp in order to get a quasi-dark print.


At least our wedding favors were cheap. We used card stock we already had. A pound of organic cilantro seeds cost $20-ish. And we had the stamp stuff lying around, too.

The front has a note of appreciation to our guests, as well as instructions for how to plant the seeds. The back has our homemade guacamole recipe, which we'll be serving lots of at the Mexican buffet reception.

It turns out I made a huge boo-boo: When they cut the cilantro seeds off, they'll chop right through the guac recipe. Oh well. Can't sweat the small wedding details.

It's the thought that counts.

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