DIY Christmas Wedding Ideas and Favors?

by DIY wedding planner on December 8, 2011


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My fiance and I are getting married on Christmas Eve. We’re having a small, intimate wedding in a small chapel that’s attached to a nice, rustic hall. It is indoors, but it feels more like a courtyard because of the rock flooring and oak tree in the center of the room. We will only have 35-40 guests, and would like to have a very personalized reception. There will be a DJ playing Frank Sinatra and like music, and we will have a sit down dinner at one large table. I don’t know what kind of favors we’ll have yet, but I was hoping we could make them ourselves. I’ve seen a lot of cheesy favors, and I want to really try to make something our guests would actually want to take home. Any ideas as far as favors, centerpieces, or any decor would be very helpful!! Thanks in advance!

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fizzy stuff December 8, 2011 at 8:55 am

It sounds lovely!

I would suggest little boxes of godiva chocolates. The gold box looks so pretty. And chocolates are always good.
Also, check Martha stewarts website. She has tons of edible favor and packaging ideas. Also check out her Christmas section if you want winter themed favors. For example, you could do a hot chocolate mix with marshmallows. Or a nut and chocolate bark, wrapped beautifully.

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Ice man December 8, 2011 at 9:55 am

Why can’t the DJ play lady gaga for a change .

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Christine December 8, 2011 at 10:23 am

How about mini Christmas crackers? They make great favors:

http://www.tomsmithchristmascrackers.com/mini-crackers-c-240.html

For centrepieces try filling glass vases with greenery and spray with fake snow, even better if you can can holly with berries on it!

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Just Me December 8, 2011 at 11:10 am

A variety of Christmas/Winter plants – Poinsettias, Amaryllis, etc can serve double duty as centerpieces and favors for the guests to take home. Both these plants can be perennials if taken care of correctly so maybe include care instructions. You could alternate them with candle lit lanterns http://www.giftsbyyork.com/catalog/images/31132%20Star-Pattern%20Metal%20Lantern.jpg or http://reigninggifts.com/images/prodimages/Graceful%20Garden%20Lantern30339892.jpg which people could choose which one they want and would also add to a great ambiance!

Good Luck!!!

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