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Wedding Crackers - A Truly Unique Wedding Favor

If you are looking for something a little more unusual or unique as favours for your wedding guests why not consider wedding crackers? Let me just take a minute to explain what a wedding cracker is for those who have not come across them before.
Christmas crackers have been a traditional novelty for British families since Victorian times.
Crackers are cylindrical in shape and about 12 inches in length comprising of a centre tube and handles at each end.
Crackers these days are beautifully adorned with decorations and lavish designs.
You will need two people, each holding one end of the cracker each.
They then both pull the cracker towards themselves sharply and the cracker rips apart.
When the cracker is pulled apart a small explosive strip inside the cracker makes a loud bang as it explodes.
Be careful when pulling the cracker.
They are filled with small gifts which have a tendency to fly out in all directions if the cracker has been vigorously pulled apart! A lot of couples are now coming round to the idea of having crackers at their wedding.
Couples who are getting married at Christmas especially like the idea of wedding crackers.
Weddings taking place over Christmas usually include crackers in some form or another.
Having said that, more and more people are buying wedding crackers for summer and spring weddings.
Instead of the usual boring wedding favors choose crackers instead.
They'll get people talking at your wedding tables that's for sure! Why not have a make your own cracker dressed with ribbons to match your bridesmaid dresses? Satin ribbons in your wedding colors can be used on a white or ivory wedding cracker to keep the color theme running through your wedding.
Beautiful large organza bows look fantastic on wedding crackers.
Once you have decided on the colour of your crackers and it's trimmings you need to think about what to put inside them.
A popular choice are any form of wedding chocolates.
You can get personalized chocolates with the bride and groom's name printed on them.
Wedding colors can be continued with foiled chocolate hearts which are available in many colors.
There are numerous gift options if you prefer not to have chocolates in your crackers.
We have heard of soaps, seed sticks, cuff links and even lottery tickets being pulled out of wedding crackers! One other use of crackers is for table place settings.
It is possible to have name cards printed with the names of your wedding guests which can be fixed on to the crackers.
And better still, your guests have not only been shown where they will be seated but they've also been provided with a fun wedding favor filled with treats!

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