So, now that I finally looked at the clock and decided it was time to kick my ass into gear, here I am. Ready to pump out a quick post so that I can go back to reading this wedding blog I found. (Sadly, while it's a wedding blog, I don't think it's going to help me in any way. It's just one of those things that I can't pull myself away from even though for me, it's kind of a waste of time!)
As promised, the topic this evening is going to be favors! Yay! We have two ideas that we really like. Actually, I'm pretty damn sure Tony isn't really concerned about the small stuff like what kind of favors we have. He's an amazingly involved groom-to-be, he helps make ALL of the decisions. But, I don't think I'd be likely to find him weeping if we decided to forgo wedding favors altogether. He is, bless his heart, delightfully a "big picture" guy when it comes to the wedding, and I'm not so much concerned, but more "excited" about the little things that will tie everything together. Thankfully we're so mismatched in this aspect, or we'd be stuff in a forever rut of picking out the right kind of doily.
So, for the first idea (the way I'm yammering on, this might need to be split up into two posts!) we have handmade soaps! Tony suggested that some guests might think we're telling them they need to bathe, or that they smell. But, I say, for any guest who looks at soap and thinks, "Gee, they must think I'm dirty!", 1) they really aren't getting the concept and 2) If you're concerned that others think you smell just because they gave you a gift, and everybody in the room got the same gift, then maybe you do smell. So, that being said, here we go!
We'd use the method known as "melt and pour" soap making, which sounds exactly like what it is. You buy a big block of soap, melt it, add whatever you want (like fragrance) and then you pour it into molds. Easy! Honestly, of the two ideas we have, this actually seems like the cheaper option. After I looked at the budget calculator over at WeddingWire, I'm starting to get nervous! They should make wedding planning into a game show! "Can they really plan an elegant wedding on $2,500 or less!? Stay tuned and see!" Talking about that will be a whole other post!
Since showing you clear blocks of soap would be really boring, here's a couple of cherry blossom soap molds I found.
|Both molds found here.|