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Orange Wedding Favors

Let’s face it – I am going to be a wedding guest sooner and more frequently than I will be a bride. And while I’m happy to help inspire brides for their wedding details, I am also a tad selfish. So today, I’m picking out the wedding favors for this week’s orange wedding. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll be able to convince anyone to give away Marc Jacobs bags and/or mini cheesecakes as favors. I thought it was worth a shot.

martha always has great ideas

martha always has great ideas

But I’d be happy with either of these cute little orange favors. I am a sucker for good packaging and these little boxes are adorable. And they’d look great sitting on the tables at your reception. These windowless boxes also allow you a lot of freedom – you can put anything you’d like inside and they’ll still look just as cute. I highly recommend you fill them with dark chocolate covered raisins or yogurt covered pretzels, but that’s just my opinion. Or you can get personalized, pre-filled boxes of bright orange jelly beans. They’d add a great pop of color to the table and are a little more fun.

wedding day jelly beans

wedding day jelly beans

Scrapbook Inspired Wedding Details

Check out these amazing do-it-yourself scrapbook-inspired wedding ideas from an old friend of mine that just got married.

My friend Noaillese is a die hard scrapbooker who can turn puffy letters and ho-hum pictures into a work of art with her cricut.  When it came to her wedding, she delivered on the details 🙂

The most inspiring detail in her wedding was her updated “guest book”.  Noaillese created a set up of “wish cards” where guests could write a personal note for the bride and groom.  Where would all of the notes eventually go?  Her wedding scrapbook, of course 😉

The Wedding Wish Cards Set-up

Noaillese also made her own wishing well.  Remember those old school lacey card boxes that looked like a pimped out birdhouse gone awry?  Why go there when you can make your own.  Decorating an old shoe box isn’t too hard, and a trip to Micheal’s scrapbooking aisle will hopefully be all the inspiration you need.

The old school wishing well - good for the 1980s, not so much now

The old school wishing well - good for the 1980s, not so much now

Here are some more amazing handmade details from Noaillese’s wedding.  Also, Noaillese recently opened up an Etsy shop where she sells adorable scrapbook inspired cards and trinkets.  Check out her goods at Noey’s Papers.

Handmade Programs

Each table number was different. Since there are so few, table numbers are a great way to get your hands wet as a DIYer.

Each table number was different. Since there are so few, table numbers are a great way to get your hands wet as a DIYer.

The DIY Menu - Love the buttons and check out that tablecloth!

The DIY Menu - Love the buttons and check out that tablecloth!

Crazy Soap in the Shape of a Hot Wing that really has nothing to do with weddings…

Ok, this really has nothing to do with weddings, BUT since I am such a lover of hot wings I just HAD to post this!!!!

Hot Wings SOAP

Can you believe this is soap, lol?!!?  This blows my mind!  I found this hot wing olive oil soap on Etsy this morning while trying to avoid working on Modern Girl.  I am probably going to buy it – it’s only a mere $5.  But what if I accidentally ate it?  It looks so good I could see myself actually doing something so idiotic.

Ok, but seriously… maybe you *could* use this in a wedding somehow?  If you are having a backyard bbq rehearsal dinner (like I did, hehe) then you could hand these out as favors!!! That would be pretty cool, I must admit.  Just be wary of hungry young children like myself trying to eat them :p

Actually, this next picture really *does* have to do with weddings!  As I continued perusing this soap shop, I came across these:

Soap as a lemon cupcake!Cupcake Soap wedding favor

Remember my cupcake post from a few days ago?  Well, if you’re thinking about doing funky cupcakes instead of a cake, wouldn’t it be freaking awesome if you gave these little cupcake soaps out as favors?!?  Just wrap them up in some cellophane and throw a ribbon around them and you’ve got a totally sweet (no pun intended, especially since they’re soap) wedding favor!  You would seriously have to warn people that the favors were NOT edible or else you might have a lawsuit on your hands after the wedding.  That yellow one looks so moist and delicious, doesn’t it?