Write letters to your guests that serve as a wedding favor #Favors & Flowers#reception cards#steal-this-idea#wedding favors Updated Aug 16 2018 (Posted Sep 30 2013) Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: Erika Monaco Makenna and Yvonne wrote a personal letter to each person who came to their wedding, which turned into their wedding favor. It may take a little more time (especially if you've got a larger guest list), but the personal touch and cost savings are super tempting. Plus, you could label each one, and voila: instant place card! Now, getting that adorable mail slot-style setup? That may take a little more hunting. Check out the rest of Makenna and Yvonne's Washington island wedding. Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Paula & Brian's Old Hollywood glam wedding NEXT Not being given away: how I skipped the aisle-walking drama Show/Hide comments [ 5 ] I've thought of doing this myself! It would be such a lovely, personal touch. As far as favors go, this is among the nicest ideas I've seen. Reply Our wedding was tarot themed and I did an individual tarot reading for each guest. The envelope contained a single card and an individual reading printed on parchment paper (the parchment meant it wasn't cheap). We also used the envelopes as placecards. We didn't have a fancy mailbox, just laid them out in alphabetical order on the table where placecards would have been expected anyway. It was very successful! People loved them. Reply We did this, or something very like! We wrote letters to each of our guests on stationary decorated with antique teacups and handed the matching one to each person with a hug as they left our afternoon wedding tea. It turned into a reverse-receiving line as the party broke up. (Receding line?) This had two effects that we did not foresee: 1) it didn't have the pressure or formality of a real receiving line because we didn't officially arrange for it to happen, and 2) it ended the party gently and coherently, within the time limit of our restaurant venue. Yay! And everyone appreciated the letters, too. 🙂 Reply Ah! I had such a difficult time trying to figure out how to gently tell our families to leave! This makes so much sense and seems so wonderfully gentle and loving 🙂 Reply Is anyone else having trouble with the highlighted link to the photo album at the bottom of the article? Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.