Doing Yourself a Favor
The main purpose of wedding favors is to express your thanks to your wedding guests. The sky is the limit on choosing what to do for wedding favors; so be creative, have fun and find a favor that suits you as a couple perfectly and conveys your appreciation for their attendance.
Donate to a Charity
If you and your spouse find it important to give to others, you might consider donating the money you’d spend on wedding favors to your favorite charity. Explain your donation and its significance by having small table cards printed with the details. Your donation given in love will be appreciated by your guests, and every time they hear mention of the charity to which you donated, they will think of you, your generosity and your beautiful wedding day.
A meaningful and personal wedding favor is one that is directly connected to the two of you. Consider your personalities and the passions and hobbies you share together. Are the two of you known for your cooking talents? You might give your guests measuring spoons with personalized favor tags attached to the handles. Maybe you are known for having fabulous green thumbs. You could give your guests a packet of seeds for your favorite flowers or a single stem of that favorite flower in a small vase. Attach a favor tag with a cute anecdote related to the hobby. An example for the kitchen gurus, ''Thank you for joining us today as we whip up some love.'' The favor tag from the gardeners might say something like, ''Thank you for being with us and being a part of our ever-growing love.''
Favoring Your Wedding Theme
Carry your wedding theme through your favors by finding one that is complimentary to it. If you’re having an intimate, candlelit wedding, you might consider small votive candles with personalized wraps for your guests. Perhaps you’re throwing a Vegas casino-type celebration; you could give each guest a lottery ticket tucked in a personalized holder. Favoring a wedding theme can be fun and relatively easy since you’ve already got your theme set.
A Treat is Sweet (or Salty)
Treats (sweet or salty) packaged in boxes, bags or tins will keep guests happy and their stomachs quiet as they wait for their meal to be served. Available in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors, these favors can be as unique or as traditional as the treats you put inside!
Remembering Your Moment
Perhaps you prefer to give a favor that reminds your guests of your special day. Find an item that reflects your wedding theme for a truly polished gift. If you have a monogram theme in place, matchbooks or notepads personalized with the same monogram are perfect!
Cute and Clever Favors
Break away from tradition and convention with favors that are lined with humor. For a little fun you could present cookie cutters with attached cards that read, ''Cut out for each other.'' You could opt for tea packets labeled, ''The Perfect Blend.'' Personalize the cards with your names and wedding date. Cute and clever favors abound, just use your imagination.
As you decide on wedding favors, take your time and find a solution that celebrates the two of you, makes your guests feel appreciated and makes you feel good at the thought of giving.