In addition to our chair-cover-bag-favors, I think we need some more things to force upon our guests.
Why, you ask? Isn’t the bag enough? Sure it is, but if you give a mouse a cookie… he’s going to want to put something in that bag, no?
I admit, I’m one of those free-stuff-snagging-hoarders. I used to go to job fairs just to get the free stuff off the tables (not just the junky pencils and keychains, but you know, the good stuff, the laser pointers and interesting gadgets). When I go to a wedding, I keep the program, the escort card, the placecard, heck, even the menu card – and of course, the favor. Usually I have no where to put said items, since bringing a giant “stuff” bag to a wedding would probably fall under the no-no-you-crazy-woman list.
So I’m solving the problem for people like me by supplying the stuff bag. Let’s stuff it, shall we?
While sifting through my Oriental Trading catalog for said undesirable knick knacks, I happened upon this:
True, it’s just another organza bag that you stuff with Jordan almonds, but – it’s a totally cute flower shape. How awesome would this look with little red candies inside, sitting on each guest’s white, round dinner plate?
And everyone loves candy, right? According to every modern wedding site I’ve seen thus far, people prefer edible favors over knick-knacks. At least people who aren’t like me. So I think this will work out quite nicely.
“I must have it!” I state out loud to myself. Click, click, onto the internets.
Moments pass, minutes pass.
“Where the heck is it?!” For the life of me, I can’t find it on their website. So I do a Google search instead. It pops up momentarily and I sigh in relief until…
IT’S SOLD OUT.
Don’t you hate it when this happens?
They won’t let me backorder them, so I’ll have to wait around and see if they replenish the stock. Maybe I’ll make my own alternative? Or worst-case, I can buy them at a marked up price from a third party seller.
Has anyone else had their plans shattered by an unavailable item? What did you do about it?