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Favor Idea: Donation to the ASPCA October 19, 2011

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Looking for a cute favor idea that’s unique and speaks to your love of animals? Why not make a donation to the ASPCA and let guests know that you’ve made a donation in lieu of favors?


Kim and Dave, one of Hello Production’s couples who recently got married, did exactly this. In addition to placing a card at each guest’s seat about their intentions with the ASPCA, they framed adorable photos of their pup, Sadie, with cutout numbers to serve as the table numbers.



The ASPCA has created a special web page for wedding donations: www.aspca.org/wedding. If you are considering making a donation to the ASPCA or another organization, make sure to do it several weeks before the wedding to allow the organization plenty of time to send you the cards for your guests.


Here’s a sample of what the cards might say:


Dear Family, Friends and Guests:


We have chosen a special way to say “Thank You” for sharing this happy day with us. In celebration of this joyous day, we have made a donation in your honor, in lieu of traditional wedding favors, to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals so that the country’s animals will have the opportunity to have happier, healthier and safer lives. We truly appreciate your presence on this special occasion.


If there is something that you and your fiancé are passionate about, making a donation in lieu of a favor can be a nice gesture and there are plenty of ways to creatively work this news into the reception.


What other ways have you seen donations done creatively? Tell us about it!


Candy Buffets Make a Sweet Impression February 15, 2011

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Want to make a sweet impression on your guests at your wedding? Why not have a candy buffet? Guests will have lots of fun picking out their favorite candy and edible favors are always a hit!


You can create a display that really makes a statement and save money by buying the candy in bulk. Consider doing candy and desserts that match the colors of your wedding or having a theme to your candy buffet, such as delicious Pittsburgh treats!


Here are two local vendors that can really sweeten your big day.


Pretzel Crazy




Pretzel Crazy offers delicious pretzel treats for all types of events, celebrations and holidays. They start with a 4″ fresh baked pretzel rod and cover it with all kinds of toppings, such as creamy caramel, milk chocolate, white chocolate, various nuts, cookies, candies and more!


Pretzel Crazy can provide individually wrapped pretzels as favors or you can have Pretzel Crazy decorate trays of pretzels for your dessert table. Pretzel Crazy even makes bride and groom pretzels – one in a wedding dress and one in a tux!



For more information, contact: Sheri Powell at 412-526-1300 or info@pretzelcrazy.com.






Sweetendipity, which is a part of Chairendipity (and soon to have its own website: http://www.sweetendipity.com!), can help with everything, from ordering candy and sweets in your colors to handling the set up and take down of the whole candy buffet.



In addition to matching the buffet tablescape to your wedding or event colors, Sweetendipity will also help you with the sweets, containers, scoops and take away bags.


For more information, contact Jenn Russell at (412) 377-8696 or jrussellinc@aol.com.


For help with booking one of the listed vendors, please contact us at info@helloproductions.com or visit www.helloproductions.com.