Welcome to Friday Faves SB readers! If you already follow our little blog then you know I’m a big fan of a killer smash, bang finish wedding exit…AND….knock your socks off design. Today, I’ve managed to “marry” (pun intended:)) these two faves of mine. Should your venue permit them, sparklers are a brilliant addition to weddings. Guests love them and wedding photographs adore them. Even better than just distributing sparklers, is inserting your sparklers into sleeves and displaying them as wedding mementos! These simple little sleeves are not hard to find and you can even shop custom offerings on Etsy. But I’ve just laid my eyes on these Wedding Sparkler Sleeves designed by Jenn Sprinkle for Wedding Sparkler Direct (say that 3 times fast) and they are officially top of my list. Not only can you kill two birds with one stone when you order your sparklers through Wedding Sparkler Direct, but these adorable sparkler holders with sayings like “The Big Send Off”, “Always & Forever”, and “Let Love Shine” also come with matching notecards and envelopes. Jenn Sprinkle’s designs are certain to make a gorgeous display and are destined for your guest’s scrapbooks.
In the South, the wedding handkerchief (or hanky) is often kept and passed down from mother to daughter and from generation to generation. Early farmers thought a bride’s wedding day tears were lucky and would bring rain for their crops. Later, a crying bride meant that she’d never shed another tear about her marriage. Today, we carry a handkerchief to dab away the tears of happiness and joy. Recently I was scouring my favorite Etsy shops on the hunt for a special gift for my newly engaged brother-in-law and his pretty fiancé. I was so excited when I stumbled upon these Wedding Hankies by Wedding Chicks because I knew my hunt was over…well at least that day anyway. Wedding Chicks have taken this Something Old tradition and added a Something New with these modern patterns and ways of incorporating them into weddings. My Wedding Hankie gift (I also ordered a tote but we’ll save these for another day:)) arrived last week and I have to say it’s pretty perfect. I plan on framing it before gifting it and found an affordable solution at Ikea (shocker). Each hanky is 10″ to 10″ and made of cotton. Select the pattern of your choice and then customize with the text of your choice. This is a lovely wedding gift and personal keepsake the happy couple can appreciate for years to come. These Wedding Hankies are also a great way to ask your girls to be your bridesmaids and maids of honor. I also love these for unique Save-The-Dates, and anniversary gifts.
One last thing to keep in mind – because these are custom orders they can take up to 4 weeks to arrive, although mine arrived in about 3 weeks. If you’re in a pinch and have to have there are rush fee options.