Decided to try a diy project today. I used my lightscribe cd burner to make a music cd to give to...
When it came to wedding favors my FH and I were totally stumped. Do we get them something they can use again? Do we get them something they can eat? How much will these things cost?
We really liked the "Mint to Be" idea with mints in a specialized bride and groom tin. We really liked the simple chocolate covered almonds in a beautiful box with ribbon idea, we even really liked other things like personalized coasters and "love" measuring spoons. But after discussing budget (which is really tight) and finding out just how much those things were going to cost -- even for a DIY project -- it came down to one night when I was watching a short wedding video on getmarried.com. They showed a really cost effective and great wedding favor idea: "Lucky in Love" lottery scratch tickets. I asked some people about this idea and they really liked it! My parents even went to a wedding a few years ago that used these types of favors and they won $100! Not too shabby for a wedding favor, if you ask me. :)
I searched for different ways to present this idea and make it not look tacky and here's what I found:
"The two of you are LUCKY IN LOVE so why not spread the luck with lottery tickets! Surprise your wedding guests with $1 Scratch-off state/province lottery tickets in glassine envelopes. You never know!
Materials You Need To Purchase:
Medium-size Glassine Envelope
Bridal Label (shown above in MS12; Metropolitan; Lilac)
Your state or province's $1 Scratch-off Lottery Ticket
A penny (for scratching) with your wedding year printed on it
Back in 2002, Cheryl (from blissweddingsmarket.com) debuted her original idea and it has been a hit ever since! Cheryl's original idea has been featured in the top national bridal magazines and has been well-received as the perfect, inexpensive wedding favor idea!
Enclose a $1 Scratch-off state lottery ticket in a glassine envelope. For scratching, include a penny minted in the year you are getting married (we simply rummaged through our loose change for pennies or you can go to your bank for new rolls of these pennies). Seal the flap of the envelope with double-sided tape. On the front of the envelope, affix a label that cleverly reads "Lucky In Love"!
Other clever sayings we've seen:
* Wishing you RICHES from the new Mr. & Mrs.
* We get HALF!
* Hope our luck rubs off on you!
* With a whole LOTTO love!
* Your love means MILLIONS!
After Mr. D heard this idea he was so happy and relieved that we found the perfect favor!
P.S. I posted a few different pictures of how this can be done. Just in case anybody else thinks this is a great idea. :)