We want to be as green as possible at our wedding but also create something beautiful and unique for our guests.
As a self confessed fabric addict I wanted to make individualised napkins as an alternative to using paper napkins at the wedding.
I sorted through my fabric stash to find as many fat quarter sized pieces as possible then started matching them up in a crazy, colourful and personalised way!
They are all different in colours as well as sizes (whoops) I did a double top stitch and nearly tore all my hair out the amount I had to change the top thread and bobbin. Multiple colours seemed like a great idea before sewing!!
I then trawled through the internet looking for the best way to fold them so that we could insert our wedding favours into the napkin making it a full favour gift if guests would like to take the napkins with them. If they do not I am going to make a huge quilt with them as a wedding memory.
I found this envelope fold and it works perfectly with the favours.
We are really pleased with the finished result and it will add so much colour to our wedding table making this truly a hodgepodge wedding.
The question of wedding favours! It’s a tricky one as you don’t want people to think they have to take some tat home and then throw it in the bin. That is not sustainable! Also wedding favours can cost a fortune, we wanted to make a favour that meant something to us and represented our day.
So here are our handmade wedding favours. We used paper from a beautiful book about butterflies that I found in a second hand shop costing £1!
I made a template to create the envelopes and Steph created hand stamped labels thank goodness we only have 31 guests!
We are filling our bee envelopes with wild flower seeds so our guests can plant some seeds for the bees whether they choose to do this in their gardens or seed bomb somewhere urban that needs some colour and more importantly some bees!
We had to include the birds! Another important part of our wildlife are birds. Using the same template we used a very ancient readers digest gardening book again for £1!
We will be filling the bird envelopes with a mixture of bird seed to encourage all different garden birds into our guests lives.
The wild flowers will be exactly what we hope to have on the table outside and we really hope our guests love our wedding favours as much as we have loved making them. The bonus is they can be reused as an envelope for gift cards at Christmas double upcycling=happy Sophie and Steph!