LOVE/HATE: The ‘Eat It, Just Eat It’ Edition

Edible wedding invitations are something that has before now never crossed my desk, but I’ll admit to having entertained the idea. Now I’ve seen everything, as Wonderful Graffiti sells huge 6″ lollipops printed with a monogram on one side and your wedding invitation on the other. Well, sort of. The monogram is printed with edible ink while the invitation itself is printed on glossy cardstock and affixed to the wrapper. The hang tag is the RSVP card, while the envelope for the RSVP card is hidden beneath the lollipop in the box.

Quite nice looking, but none too cheap. Postage alone will cost you $6 per lolly, which I suppose doesn’t seem like much when you’re paying $1,750 for 50 edible wedding invitations.

EDIBLE WEDDING INVITATION

On hand, I’m a huge fan of anything edible… edible wedding favors, edible cake toppers, you name it. We all know that 99% of wedding guests are just going to throw out those keepsakes after enough time goes by. Sending out edible wedding invitations in the form of sweets pretty much guarantees that your wedding invitation isn’t going to end up in the trash bin, particularly if you are sending enough of them to families with children.

On the other hand, what to do if members of your family surreptitiously eat the invitation and toss the wrapper with all the deets? And some brides and grooms send out their invitations well in advance of the wedding. Those who are short on notepads and like to keep the original wedding invitation just in case may not feel much like eating a three month old lolly if the cardstock won’t come loose.

I love the idea, but I’m a little put off by the price… it seems like brides and grooms with access to good printers and specialty paper might be able to DIY this invitation with monogrammed lollipops or cookies or some other sweet. What say you?

6 Responses to “LOVE/HATE: The ‘Eat It, Just Eat It’ Edition”

  1. Toni November 12, 2009 at 11:13 am #

    This is another one of those things where it’s super fabulous *in theory* but I think that even if you had the money to fritter away, it could be used in some much more impressive manner. Heck, just having (overpriced) Monogrammed cookies as reception favors would be miles less pricey.

  2. Twistie November 12, 2009 at 11:20 am #

    I’m with Toni, here. Cool and fun in theory, but kind of impractical in practice.

    Besides, I can’t be the only one who imagines that a warm day or two in transit (or sitting on a table or in a mailbox if the intended recipient is out of town when it arrives) could lead to a melted lollipop and an unreadable invitation.

    I would stick to making invitations pretty but easily (and more cheaply) transported and put that money into another aspect of the wedding.

  3. ChristianeF November 12, 2009 at 8:11 pm #

    It looks like a really cute idea, but the reality probably isn’t so sweet. (Hee!)

    However… I did enjoy a nice little cruise around that website. They have some adorable (reusable) decals for walls and mirrors and refrigerator doors.

  4. Linda November 12, 2009 at 8:21 pm #

    My friend did have cookies at her shower with her and her fiance’s picture on them. It was entirely too creepy to me and I choose to eat cake instead.

  5. Never teh Bride November 13, 2009 at 10:56 am #

    Here, ladies, eat my fiance’s face!

  6. susanc November 13, 2009 at 8:20 pm #

    Before everyone gets so excited about such “alternative” invites, I have to be a stick-in-the-mud and ask why people are so bored and jaded with paper invites? I personally am so happy to receive any letter in the mail that is not a bill or junkmail, and I really don’t need to read about a joyous event on something that could also be used to promote a new confectionary business. The joy of opening a thin, crisp, hand-addressed invite is really a wonderful thing. Your wedding invite will be memorable to me because *you* are getting married, not because you sent it to in a strange, over-the-top manner.

    Besides, how is your scrapbooking Aunt Ann supposed to put that sucker (hah) in her latest book?