Wedding Wednesday

My hosts put together a great shower for me last weekend, but it was their special touch that was my favorite. With the invitation they sent out a recipe for each guest to fill out and bring to me on the day of the shower.

I had six hosts, four of them aunts, and I wanted to give them all a very special thank you gift. My mom's family has had hard year, and with the passing of my very Italian Grandfather, who loved to cook, I was so excited when I got a great tip on a thank you gift.

Christin had been tweeting about a gift she gave her shower host's and I knew I had to do the same.

There are vendors on Etsy who will take a handwritten recipe and melt it into a dishwasher safe dish of your choice.

We chose a very simple, but all time favorite recipe of my Papa's and had six decorative plates made.

I worked with Beth Martin at Etsy to create these dishes and she was brilliant to work with. The plates were affordable and special, and even made a few of my hostesses cry - a gift giving WIN in my book!


I was honestly more excited about giving these gifts than receiving any of the items off my registry. I love that these plates will be a reminder of my grandfather and that he gets to be included in my wedding in this special way. 


  1. This is so sweet! What a thoughtful and special gift! I have to pin this for the future!

  2. This is such a sweet idea! I've never seen it before but definitely something I'm keeping in mind!

  3. That is a great gift. They will always remember your grandfather and you when they use it. Glad your shower was fun!

  4. That is such a sweet idea! I love that!

  5. God, what amazing gifts!!

    They are SO beautiful.

    What a thoughtful, fantastic gift.

    I just saw that for my first shower (a combo shower with a friend getting married on your date), everyone's bringing a recipe. I'm looking forward to the recipes more than the gifts.