Wednesday, May 27, 2009

How Cool Is That?

I went to a wedding in Philly this weekend. It was at the Please Touch Museum- how cool is that? But that's not what this post is about. The groom, Allen, is a friend of mine from high school. (He actually took me to his senior prom) It took him forever, but he managed to find his perfect match. The bride let him play the Rocky theme song when they made their grand entrance. How cool is that? But that's not what this post is about.

This post is about the wedding favors. Guess what they gave every guest as a gift? A copy of Allen's novel, The Accidental Spy! He self-published it for the wedding. It's a pulp thriller. He is still pursuing agents and hopes to sell it to a big publisher. But 225 of his closest friends each now own a special wedding edition. How cool is that?

14 comments:

B.J. Anderson said...

That's so awesome!!

Tess said...

What a fun and clever idea!

Laura - Are We Nearly There Yet Mummy? said...

What a great idea ... and I gave everyone a cherry cupcake. Not quite the same!

Solvang Sherrie said...

What a fun idea! I can't even remember what we gave out 18 years ago. I still think your husband's song for you takes the cake!

Kelly H-Y said...

What a great idea! Instant marketing!!!

beth said...

Why didn't I think of that?! Cool idea!

Lisa and Laura said...

Gosh, that makes our candy favors look tres unimaginative.

Hmm...I'm hosting a bridal shower in the summer...

Katie said...

TOTALLY cool! And love the picture!!

Casey said...

Definitely cool!

Corey Schwartz said...

The best man said in his speech that Allen has been working on this novel for 15 years! About time some of us read it :)

Christy Raedeke said...

That sounds like the most fun couple and the most fun wedding ever!

Natalie Schwartz said...

That's a great idea. Maybe I'll distribute my book at my son's Bar Mitzvah!

Susan said...

Just visiting from Zoon nook - scrolling through all her nomianated blogs! I'll be back!

Book totally beats nuts or piture frame you'll never use, that's for sure!

Elliah A. Terry said...

Wow. That is pretty cool! Writer's have to get creative with the marketing.