Innovative Ideas for Wedding Favors
Choosing the wedding favors to hand out to your guests can
be the most enjoyable part of planning a wedding. You get
to be as innovative, crafty or fancy as you like. For example,
if you have a substantial budget, you may choose to distribute
gift certificates to a day
at the spa.
On the other hand, if you're looking to save money, you have
an endless variety of do-it-yourself options. Here are some
ideas for wedding favors to get you started:
These wedding favors are ideal for a garden wedding.
Purchase miniature glassine bags and fill with any small fruit
that is in season, such as cherries, blueberries or strawberries.
For a personal touch, inscribe each bag with the name of the
person to be seated at that place.
Rather than leave your guests at each table to fight over
the centerpiece, include a cut flower or two with each place
setting. Keep the flowers fresh in little vials of water (available
at florist shops).
An easy and relatively inexpensive wedding favor, candles
make a pleasing gift for almost anyone and can easily be color
coordinated with your reception décor. Interesting
presentations include floating candles, and flower, fruit
and leaf-shaped candles.
formation: These can serve as both a wedding
reception centerpieces and wedding favors. Stack two or three
cake stands in the center of each table (If you don't want
to purchase the stands, ask your caterer to provide them).
Wrap a small gift such as candied almonds for each guest in
tulle and tie with long satin ribbons. Arrange the favors
on the cake stands with the ribbons hanging down to mimic
the look of a tiered wedding cake. See more Wedding
to your favorite charity: Perhaps the two
of you have long since set up house together and have little
need for additional newlywed gifts. Or maybe the two of you
are just extremely charitable individuals. Either way presents
the perfect opportunity donate a small sum to the charity
or charities of your choice on behalf of each guest. Visit
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for remembrance: Purchase tiny terra cotta pots
- about 2 inched in diameter - and fill with potting soil.
Then plant a sprig of rosemary in each one.
CD: This is perfect for any couple that
is passionate about music. Make a list of your favorite songs
and then burn them onto a CD.
Ideas for Wedding Favors: If you prefer gifts that
are a little more traditional, sachets, decorative boxes of
candy and fancy soaps all make lovely parting gifts that your
guests will surely appreciate.
Find more reception decor ideas by
Decorating Tips to Personalize Your Wedding.
Got an innovative or inexpensive
wedding favor idea to share? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org