Trendspotting: Chicago

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The Idea: There's nothing better than a favor that's pretty and practical. Mary Walsh found these adorable tin boxes filled with mints while searching for Asian elements to add to her May wedding. "When I was looking for chopsticks—my husband is Japanese and I wanted to add oriental accents in honor of his heritage—I stumbled upon these tin boxes. They came in a set of three, each saying 'Love,' 'Hope,' or 'Joy.' Their wishful message made them a perfect fit," she says. And guests, no doubt, were happy to have them on hand, post-dinner.

Why We Love It: It's a simple, easy find during wedding-planning crunch time. Visit to personalize tins with your own heartfelt words.


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