Wedding Favor Goodies from American Bridal

American Bridal Personalized Wedding Ribbon

I never get tired of the personalized wedding goodies! Above, double faced satin ribbon with your names and wedding date. Available in various shades of pastel shades and in either 12 inch or 14 inch increments. Also available in a continuous 100 yard roll.

American Bridal Bride & Groom Favor Boxes

Love these whimsical bride and groom favor boxes / place card holders by Kate Aspen. The amount of detail on both boxes is fantastic.

American Bridal Pedestal Box Kit

I really enjoy the interesting shape of this pedestal box. American Bridal offers several different favor box kits — the pedestal box kit comes in a set of 20 and includes boxes in your choice of color, ribbon, and personalized monogrammed labels.

American Bridal Mini Attire Bags

These gift bags are just adorable with their tiny bridal attire. Wouldn’t they be perfect for a bridal shower?

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Vosges Exotic Truffle Wedding Favors

Vosges Truffle Wedding Favors

Alright, so this post isn’t strictly about paper, but I just had to talk about Vosges’ Exotic Truffle wedding favors boxes because, well, their chocolates are fantastic. In my defense, the packaging on these favors is quite pretty and would be welcome at any wedding reception.

The favors come in five delectable flavor combination choices:

black pearl (ginger + wasabi + sesame seeds + dark chocolate) and naga (curry + coconut + milk chocolate)


wink of the rabbit (soft caramel + Georgia pecan + milk chocolate) and ambrosia (white chocolate + Cointreau + macadamia nut)


budapest (sweet Hungarian paprika + dark chocolate) and gianduia (crunchy praline + milk chocolate)


red fire (cinnamon + ancho chili powder + dark chocolate) and xocatyl (Mexican vanilla + milk chocolate)


chef pascal (Kirsch + dried Michigan cherry + dark chocolate) and woolloomooloo (coconut + macadamia nut + milk chocolate)

Each favor is simply yet elegantly packaged with two truffles, corresponding truffle stores, and is tied with a pretty purple ribbon. What an indulgent treat for your guests! Boxes can be customized with your names and your wedding date or a custom logo.

image from Vosges Haute Chocolate

Telliegrams Favor Boxes and Out of the Box Invitations

Telliegrams Favor Boxes and Out of the Box Event Invitations

I just can’t get enough of these cute little favor boxes! Telliegrams offers a variety of wedding and event favor boxes — pyramids, classic squares, and takeout — in a selection of sophisticated colors and patterns to match any scheme. Solid colored boxes are $.90 each, while patterns are $1.05 each.

My favorite items at Telliegrams are their exclusive Out of the Box Event Invitations, which are both invitations and boxes in one. You can fill the box/invite with candy or an item that it related to the theme of your event, and it becomes a surprise treat for the recipient. Customized solid colored invitations start at $2.75 each, and patterned invitations start at $2.90 each.

Thanks to Laura for the link!

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Martha Stewart Paper Rose Craft

Martha Stewart Paper Rose Craft

I never would’ve guessed that these beautiful paper roses are actually made of coffee filters. Cassie Chappell, the creator of these lovelies, demonstrated how to make the roses on the Martha Stewart show recently, and I was just fascinated by the entire process. You can watch the two part coffee filter rose how to video and see written instructions and downloadable rose templates at

If you prefer to buy ready made roses, check out Cassie’s website, Mommy Makes Roses. They’re having a 25% off Easter sale right now, too!

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Finding a Custom Calligraphy Studio

Custom calligraphy is a beautiful way of personalizing wedding invitations, invitation envelopes, and place cards. I’ve received a few emails recently about custom calligraphy and what to look for in a calligrapher and have come up with a few general tips about what to look for if you’re looking into custom calligraphy.

Look Around – Before you do anything, you should first do a little research to get a better idea about what you like. Check out online galleries, online calligraphy studios, and calligraphy / hand lettering books to figure out what type of calligraphy fonts you like.

As you’re doing research, you’ll quickly find that you’re attracted to certain styles and sites. Be sure to jot down or bookmark any custom calligraphy / calligrapher sites that stand out to you.

Reputation and Samples – Once you have your calligraphy “wishlist”, you’ll want to find out more. Wedding message boards are great places to get recommendations from those who have experience with specific calligraphy studios and to find out more about the reputation of specific calligraphers that you may have on your wishlist.

Portfolios are an excellent way to see samples of a calligrapher’s work, and most calligraphers’ sites do have a portfolio section. Some calligraphers will also send out physical samples for a small price.

Pricing – Most of us aren’t lucky enough to have an unlimited budget, so pricing will be a factor in determining which calligraphy studio you’ll be working with. Some studios have pricing listed on their websites. This type of pricing is usually done on a cost per unit basis. If pricing is not listed, you’ll want to contact the studio to get an idea about what they will charge for your product. Be sure to give as many specifics as you can when you make contact, as this type of custom project pricing can vary widely. Specifics can include things like what items you’ll need (envelopes, invitations, place cards, etc.) and how many of each you’ll need.

Ask Questions – Don’t be afraid to ask questions and make contact with calligraphy artists and studios. The vast majority will be more than happy to answer any questions that you might have, and in doing so you’ll be able to get a better idea about the calligrapher’s personality and work process.


Though I haven’t used any of the following calligraphy studios personally, I’ve read and heard good things about all of them. Their portfolios are a testament to their wonderful work and range.

images from May + Belle, Tara Jones Calligraphy, and Pretty Pen Jen