Forget the cute coloured sugar coated almonds wrapped in an organza bag, with a bow made of ribbon that served the purpose of a bonbonniere for wedding guests. This is 2017 people, times have changed. No one wants nuts as a gift anymore!
Now more commonly known as a “wedding favour”, there’s a huge ranges of options on the market that couples can pass onto their friends and family as a memento on the day. For a destination wedding, sure you can transport your own personalised candles, tea lights, letter opener, bottle stopper, scented soap, etc.
But you’re in Fiji, so why not consider something Fiji-made? A keepsake that will remind your guests not only of your wedding day but their time in paradise.
Maybe you should consider Hot Glass Fiji? The company has been producing a diverse collection of glassware for nearly four years, and is fast developing a cult status for it unique range of collectibles, such as vases, light shades, tumblers and their take on a traditional Fijian tanoa.
Alice Hill from Hot Glass Fiji says some of the most popular options couples are choosing for wedding favours are Memory pebbles which can be individualised for any occasion.
Another favourite are coconut glasses (as pictured right) which are completely unique and are blown into a coconut husk. “They are totally tropical, stylish and fun. Great for welcoming drinks and as a memento”.
For couples wanting to tailor a product to their own tastes, Hot Glass Fiji will customise extravagant and colourful drinking glasses, sea turtles, tea lights, paper weight or other objects.
“People usually prefer to choose colours and styles to reflect their own individual tastes and preferences. Colours and messages can be personalised on virtually all our pieces and our one-off unique commissioned pieces are often chosen as wedding gifts for the couple,” Alice said.
Glass blowing can also make for a great wedding party activity, and the Hot Glass studio will provide lessons so participants can create their own unique Fiji wedding souvenir to take home.
Couples considering a special order should allow at least four weeks, depending also on the product and number of pieces required.
The finished product can either be collected in person at Hot Glass Fiji’s studio at Korotongo on the Coral Coast, or they will deliver to most resorts on the main island.
If you’re interested in a commissioned piece as a gift for your wedding party or your partner, Alice is happy to talk you through options.
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