Love Symbols and Wedding Invitations

Amy: What did you do!? The invitations, my aunt Lynn got this in the mail, what did you do!?Robert: Oh my god, this was in the mail.Amy: What did you do Robert!?Robert: Nothing, nothing, this wasn’t suppose to go out.Debra: Wait a minute, what’s the problem……oh my god!Amy: I know! I couldn’t even finish reading it because some woman screaming, and then I realized it was me!Robert: The wedding planner lady was to print it out for you and you was suppose to look it over.Amy: She said you said send it out!Robert: No, I said print it out.Amy: Well she sent it out!Robert: Oh my god!Marie: Amy! Oh my god!Amy: I know, oh my god!Marie: What happened to it?Amy: Robert, Robert happened to it.Robert: It wasn’t suppose to go out!Amy: Look at this! Hank ‘N’ Pat, ‘N’ Pat, ‘N’ Pat,they’re not hillbillies Robert! “Hank ‘N’ Pat MacDougall request the honor of your “presents–“Debra: Robert, you spelled “presents” like gifts!Robert: It wasn’t suppose to go out!Amy: You even put the wrong date! It’s the ninth not the sixth! People are gonna show up three days early!Debra: And Robert what is this? “Attire Optional?!Amy: It’s black tie optional! Attire optional means maybe naked! They’re going to be nude people! At a church! On a Wednesday!Robert: It wasn’t suppose to go out. –Everybody Loves Raymond

I wrote before about how Match’s Mom and I went invitation shopping last Saturday. After hours of searching we found the perfect invitations. We’re still going for a fall theme and we thought these said fall without being too cheesy. The conservationist in me is also giddy that the invitations are made with recycled paper. Yay!

MIL found this article about what the Maple Leaf represents, which makes me even happier that these are the ones we chose:

Maple Leaf: In China and Japan the Maple Leaf is an emblem of lovers. North American settlers used to place the Maple leaves at the foot of their beds to ward off demons and encourage sexual pleasure as well as peaceful sleep. Also in the North American region, the stork can be observed weaving Maple branches in nests – as such, the Maple became a symbol of the love found in welcoming a new child in the home. Just as the sweet rich sap produces Maple syrup so too does the Maple leaves serve as a love symbols as they depict the sweetness and wonder of love in every day life.

Now we’ve just got a few things left to do for the wedding. We need to figure out what type of tux Match is going to wear, finish the centerpiece project and table placecards, and decide if we really want wedding favors. I’ve seen some pretty unique ideas out there’ everything from promo keychains to matchbooks. I thought matchbooks would be cute because well…Match…get it? 🙂 Or we may not do anything since it’s an added expense we really don’t need to do.

Did you do wedding favors at your wedding? Do you plan to? As a wedding guest do you enjoy favors or think they are silly?

9 Comments

    E

    Oh I <3 the invitations!! So pretty! As far as favors go… do something simple that will work with your budget. Candy is always easy. Since your doing fall maybe those little clear pouches and put candy corn or other fall candy in them and set them out. That would cheap and simple. Also attach a note to the pouch saying thank you or something…. I've seen Match's and that would be a cute idea. My friend Giggles just gave those out at a couple's shower. She gave me a couple packs to send in Marine's Care packages lol 🙂 I don't think guests will be upset if there aren't favors. So only do it if it fits in your budget! 🙂
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    One of The Guys

    I loved learning about the “Maple Leaf.” I didn’t know it was so sexy.

    When my wife and I were dating we played a lot of cards. Rummy, gin, etc. So we decided it was only fitting that we gave a deck of cards with our names, the wedding date, etc. as a wedding favor. They were really nice, but not very expensive. We still play with them.

    That’s all I can remember. My wife would know better.
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    Date Girl

    @The Guys: Match and I used to play gin rummy all the time when we first got together! I like the deck of cards idea a lot. I’ll have to see how much they would cost. Very cool!

    @E: thanks-that’s how we feel too. Worst case scenario we don’t give out favors. I’m sure everyone will still have fun!
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    Emalee

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I love the invited VERY pretty.

    ~Melody @ 6 Feet Over~

    As a former wedding invitation business owner…love them! 🙂

    I got married 14 years ago on an extremely tight budget. No, we didn’t do favors. Honestly, I would never even notice if there weren’t favors at a wedding. In general, people don’t care. Do them if you absolutely LOVE the idea. If not, put that money somewhere else.

    🙂

    ~melody~
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    Brittany

    Aww I love the invitations especially the “encourage sexual pleasure as well as peaceful sleep” part, since those really go together. I did the CDs as the favors of course, and I really like favors as long as they are something that can actually be used. But I think doing away with them is a good cost cutting measure too. Geez, I’m so indecisive. LOL. Do you know what song you are going to dance to you yet for the first dance? That was the best part for me.
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    Kelly

    Very nice! I would say the gifts aren’t necessary, unless you want everyone to have something they remember it by. If so, go inexpensive…I like the matchbook idea!
    Awww…sniff….
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    phoebe

    a lot of people seem to do candy… whether it’s truffles or m&m’s with their names on it… really… who doesn’t like candy? you could also just make a donation to an organization instead of doing favors… i know people who have put signs in pretty frames on their tables that said ‘in lieu of favors, we have made a donation to the such and such foundation’. and technically…. no one knows how much you’ve donated….
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    Lauren

    We are getting married in December, and are doing ornaments with our names on personalized ribbon

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