Pre-Wedding Frenzy: The Favors and the Perfect Quote

Alright, hive, the Monday before our wedding was a holiday and a big old frenzy at the Peep household. And I haven’t had a chance to post about any of it.

First up, the favors.

Something that I’ve never shared with you was that my old roommate works for an amazing organic chocolate company in San Francisco. This means we got the most perfect chocolate favors. On top of that, we did a lovely exchange of wine for chocolate… so basically, we got the perfect organic chocolate flavors for free!!

Just to get your mouth watering, everyone got a Fleur de sel:

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And either a Peanut Butter Puck

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or

A Chocolate S’more.

Of course, I wanted to spiff up the favors as any good DIY bee, and I found this picture perfectly inspiring.

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In case you can’t read it, the quote says: Life is unpredictable. Eat Dessert First. I wanted find out who said/wrote the quote, so a quick Google search lead to the quote:

“Life is short, eat dessert first.” by Ernestine Ulmer.

Hmm. I don’t know about you, but the real quote made me think of dying, so I didn’t really want to use it.

That put me on the hunt for something better. A few clicks later, I found it. THE perfect quote.

Before I tell you about the quote, do you recall when I posted about how we carbon offset the impacts of the wedding? Well, I never did tell you how we were going to let our guests know about our carbon offsets… honestly, because I didn’t know how to either, until I found the quote.

At this point, I think pictures do the chocolates more justice.

Here’s the final package of what people found at their table:

In case you can’t read the quote it says, “Save the Earth. It’s the only planet with chocolate.”

Luckily, I had an extra packet of PaperSource’s Eco escort cards. So the quote went on the outside, and the inside said:

Reduce what you can.
Offset what you can’t.*
In honor of our time together,
we have offset the weekend
through a donation to carbonfund.org.

We punched a hone in the corner of the card and tied a lovely bow through it using ribbon from Mama Peep.

And that’s how we created our perfect organic favors.

They were so popular at the wedding that one of my best guy friends traded his away for one of my best girlfriend’s phone number. Maybe we’ll be attending their wedding in a few years?? Wink, wink.

Are you putting a twist on a traditional favor? Share your favor ideas with the hive!

*this is Carbonfund’s tag line.

BLOGGER

Mrs. Peep Toe

Location:
San Francisco
Wedding Date:
May 2014

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  1. Member
    LatteLove 5567 posts, Bee Keeper @ 6:42 pm

    that chocolate looks yummy, yummy, yummy. I would love some peanut butter puck right now!

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    frenchbulldog 1088 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:45 pm

    Um yummy and awesome! I love the quote :)

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    star 2107 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:47 pm

    Oh, what a cute quote. Now THAT makes a planet worth saving.

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    Amber1279 319 posts, Helper bee @ 6:50 pm

    those look SO yummy!

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    joey 1078 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:51 pm

    Your looks SOOOO yummy. We’re doing bag tags.

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    sulli301 5303 posts, Bee Keeper @ 6:52 pm

    I love the quote!
    And MMMMM MMM :)

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    bruschetta 5565 posts, Bee Keeper @ 6:54 pm

    Delish! And I love your “catch phrase.”

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    bearcub 1561 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:01 pm

    omg fleur de sel. love.

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    sunbeam 545 posts, Busy bee @ 7:21 pm

    YUUUMM! I want to be-friend your friend! I need salted chocolate so bad right now :) And those s’more chocolates – nuummmm!

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    evelinej 370 posts, Helper bee @ 7:27 pm

    Yummy quote!

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    happilywaiting 1574 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:30 pm

    Ditto Miss Sunbeam – those s’more chocolates look delicious!!! I love your favors Mrs Peep!

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    msbuttons 5014 posts, Bee Keeper @ 7:55 pm

    Salivating over the s’more…holy moly does that look delish!!!!

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    taffy 3081 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:30 pm

    They look great! I want some of those delicious chocolates, mmm!

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    hotcocoa 2098 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:36 pm

    What fabulous favors! I love the carbon offset idea, and the delish chocolates. And the packaging is genius.

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    thefuturemrsjewell 1829 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:39 pm

    oh my goodness, that looks amazing. What a clever idea, i absolutely love it. what a great idea to do a great donation to an amazing organization and give all your friends and family something truly yummy!

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    stiletto 903 posts, Busy bee @ 9:35 pm

    LOVE this, what a clever idea! And, of course, I’m droooooling over that chocolate ;)

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    labrador 1823 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:09 pm

    So cool! I’m not super into being green (I do conserve and recycle some out of habit) but getting these favors would make me really think about my impact on the earth. Not to mention the yuuuuuuuumy chocolate! MMMMMMmmmmmmm!

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    missomally 656 posts, Busy bee @ 10:21 pm

    Wow! This post makes me so hungry! S’mores chocolates! Ugh, I’m dying! And that’s a perfect quote!

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    Kalibali 272 posts, Helper bee @ 10:26 pm

    This is a fantastic idea! I love everything about it, wonderful idea! And what awesome careers, chocolate, tea, wine :)

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    stickfigure710 35 posts, Newbee @ 11:39 pm

    completely envious. Your guests must have been delighted and impressed. Good work!!

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    Miss Bravo 505 posts, Busy bee @ 3:15 am

    Those turned out adorable!! Really cute idea!

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    DC Anna 514 posts, Busy bee @ 7:46 am

    How adorable — and man that chocolate looks delish! You don’t have any leftovers, do you! :D

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    ScarletJwl 246 posts, Helper bee @ 8:01 am

    That is fabulous! The quote, the chocolates, the carbon offsets… FABULOUS!

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    Jessie516 5480 posts, Bee Keeper @ 8:34 am

    What great favors. The chocolate looks yummy! Mmmmm….fleur de sel caramel!

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    LovestheBear 1250 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:11 am

    Wow, those chocolates look delish. PB is good for you, right? What a clever way to package your favor.

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    mkat88 289 posts, Helper bee @ 9:51 am

    I love that you donated to offset the carbon emissions from your wedding. Way to be a responsible human being!

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    GamerChic 17 posts, Newbee @ 9:55 am

    save the earth, its the only planet with chocolate hahahaa cute + funny.

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    Hayley 214 posts, Helper bee @ 10:02 am

    soooo cute!!!

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    AmberWaves 326 posts, Helper bee @ 10:05 am

    I can see why the favors were a hit! The pictures alone are making me hungry.

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    MexicanGirl 724 posts, Busy bee @ 10:36 am

    who could’ve resisted to such a cute quote AND some delicious chocolates???

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    quiche 3150 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:37 am

    I love that quote more for the total awesomeness of it than the green-ness of it, but still…IT IS PERFECT!! :)

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    soon2beebride 59 posts, Worker bee @ 11:10 am

    Please please tell me those chocolates were completely horrible and dissatifiying so I can camly put down this box of chocoloate that’s about to make way into my mouth. Please!

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    Mrs. Mouse 4928 posts, Honey bee @ 12:49 am

    That is the perfect quote! And those look so yummy!

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    kmattso2 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:15 pm

    What a great way to let them know what you were doing!

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