A friend of mine is getting married in Hilo. And for her reception favors, she’s giving out strawberry mochi from the famed Two Ladies Kitchen. (She has connections.)
To me, that was a super cool favor, one that’s practical — you can eat it — and one that everyone will want, perhaps even steal from tables with empty seats.
As I’m planning my upcoming wedding, I feel like I have everything under control. Dress, check. Music, done. Invitations, coming soon. But favors? I don’t know where to begin.
So, like any 21st century bride-to-be, I went online.
There are tons of favor ideas, ranging from stainless steel measuring spoons to candles engraved with the couple’s names. There are bottle openers, bottle stoppers, just bottles. There are coaster sets and picture frames and shot glasses and decks of personalized playing cards.
It doesn’t end.
So what do I do? How do I choose what’s best? How do I know what favors best represent us as a couple?
Can’t I just serve cake?