Are your friends obsessive journal-keepers? Do your kinfolk record every Riesling they try? Will your wedding guests want to take notes about song birds overheard and wildflowers encountered at your country wedding weekend or the boutiques, restaurants, and landmarks they found the day after your urban bash? Do your nuptials have an especially literary overtone?
Consider these handsome, customizable, and mindful favors by Portland’s Scout Books. Made with recycled papers, soy inks, and renewable energy sources, Scout notebooks would look awfully sweet wrapped with a matte grosgrain ribbon, coordinated to your decor colors, and paired with a No. 2 pencil in a complementary shade.
Speaking of coordinating and complementing, and yes, customizing: therein (for some couples at least) lies the biggest draw. Yes draw. Get your invitation designer to draft an artful illustration that’ll tie in to your stationery, or have a graphic artist friend come up with a logo or monogram. Heck, what are the two of you doing this weekend? Get out the Magic Markers, charcoals, and black Bics and come up with something on your own.
The Scout folks offer a pretty decent deal for 50, 250, or even 1000 volumes but then again, their original collection includes some fun modern patterns and vibrant hues that oughtta underscore your dahlias just beautifully.