Sweet Memories

Don't overlook the special little touches when planning your wedding. Chocolates and candies can be used in a variety of creative ways to sweeten your wedding reception. When wrapped in foil and netting of your same colors, the chocolates can be festive and decorative as well as delicious.

Chocolate flowers or hearts can be beautifully arranged as table centerpieces. Following your reception, you may invite your guests to take home a place of the centerpiece, thus, in your own way, thanking each guest for sharing the most important day of your life.

White or dark chocolate nameplates, or mints, engraved with your initials, arranged at each place setting add a special touch to a dinner reception.

Another nice idea is to include chocolates in gift baskets you may send to friends or relatives who are visiting from out of town. Talk to your local confectionery about putting together an assortment of fruits, nuts and candy to send to the hotel where your guests will be staying.

Giving each guest at the wedding shower a delicately wrapped chocolate heart or a set of chocolate wedding bells lets each guest know how special she is. A delicious chocolate flower or solid heart makes a wonderful thank you gift for your hostess or bridesmaids who spent their time planning the shower.

Be sure to visit your local confectionery well in advance of your wedding date. This will allow them to customize your confections into all aspects of your wedding.