Our wedding – flowering favours

These little delights were a labour of love. I’m not going to lie to you. This took a lot of planning and effort, but I think they’re worth it. It started off with a blog post and some voting on the idea of flowering tea as a wedding favour, and thanks to the reinforced results {18:1 in favour}, I had my mind set and we were on it like a car bonnet.

Our wedding so far will have a light theme of tea – fiance is a tea-a-holic, and I adore old tea cup sets [the older, the better]. We’ll be using old teapots to house hydrangeas and other dark flowers, as well as dainty teacup sets as tea light holders. Juxtaposed against our palette of dark berry hues and a hit of black and white stripes, I hope we get the look right. I’m getting v. excited. Anyways – onto the favours!

It began with the flowering tea itself. I ordered half-and-half Unity and Celebration flowering teas from Solaris Botanicals – I thought the names of these two teas were the most suited for the occasion.

Up next was the aesthetics side of things. I knew I wanted to tie in our strong contrast of black and white stripes, so the hunting online for the right paper bags began …

I found cute paper bags {not too big, not too small}, and what was even better, they were cheap and under budget. Hells yeah. I picked up these delights online from Fern Mae Sweet Shop & Packaging

Since the flowering teas came individually sealed in foil, they needed to be transferred into plastic zip-lock bags {for freshness / longevity reasons}. The hunt began for a zip-lock bag that would fit inside the paper bags. That was laborious to say the least. At long last I found a shop that sold the perfect size. Score. Props to Terenure Office Supplies.
Next on the list were the instructions. I’m not about to hand people something that looks like a massive wad of pocket lint without explaining what to do with it. I concocted a two sided instruction set and description of each flowering tea, and cut them all out {god bless paper cutters}.

Next I designed a tea sticker to slap on the outside to give a hint of what lies inside, as well as tying in with our tea theme. More cutting out …

On to the assembly line, and after a couple months of logistics, they came together nicely this past weekend. I’d like to take this moment to EXHALE. Can’t wait to see what our guests think of them. And of course, what do you guys think of them? What did you have as parting favours at your wedding? Or, do you think parting gifts are a stupid idea?

In case any of you are curious, our favours worked out at €2.40 per person. That’s including tea, zip-lock bag, instructions, paper bag and tea sticker. Not bad me thinks … 

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  1. October 2, 2012 / 12:47

    Labour of love, I think! It all looks amazing and special…x

  2. October 3, 2012 / 13:41

    I hope that your guests appreciate your efforts – they look amazing. X

  3. October 3, 2012 / 16:52

    I think favours are great – when I go to a wedding I love to see what favours they've chosen. Yours are so unique and interesting, I love them! (I was actually getting a bit excitable as I read your post – I need to get a life!!!)
    Maria x

    • October 14, 2012 / 17:32

      Haha, aw thanks Maria! They went down a treat at the wedding. I'm really glad we went with them.

  4. October 11, 2012 / 20:24

    I really love this idea its given me inspiration for crimbo pressies 🙂 Thanks for sharing…. Just wondering did you get instructions with the tea or did you just make them up youself??

    • October 14, 2012 / 17:36

      We got basic instructions with the tea, but I did more research online and created the instructions you see above by myself.

      Your Christmas pressies sound tres cute. Hook me up with some linkage if you blog them!

    • October 18, 2012 / 08:41

      Firstly congratulations on becoming a Mrs!! Hope your enjoying every second of it!

      I'm thinking of testing it for my kris kindle pressie and if it works everyone will be getting them for crimbo – am on the search for pretty teacups at the moment to tie the whole look together – will defo blog if it works out 😉

    • October 25, 2012 / 16:53

      Thanks voncam! I adore your tea theme. Awesome choice. I found charity shops the best places for scouting out some oldie cups. And some were super cheap. Looking forward to seeing it all come together 🙂

  5. Anonymous
    October 29, 2012 / 06:55

    Hola LP

  6. Anonymous
    October 29, 2012 / 06:57

    Hola its denefu