Planning your wedding favors

wedding favors

A special treat for your guests

Wedding favors are a way of saying thank you to your guests for sharing your special day. This is one of the most personal aspects of the wedding, and there is a vast range of options to choose from depending on your interests and personality.

Many brides order personalized favors online, by mail order, or from a local store, but many choose to make them themselves, perhaps with the help of their bridesmaids or girlfriends. This is where you can express your creativity.

Purchase or make cookies or chocolates and present them in pouches, bags, boxes or tins with a handwritten or printed tag or label bearing your names and the date of your wedding. Personalized printed ribbon bearing your names is another option.

To display your wedding favors, arrange them in a basket or on a tray, and ask your bridesmaids to hand them out during the reception, or put them on a table with a notice encouraging your guests to take one home. Some favors can be personalized with your guests’ names and used instead of place name cards on the tables, saving you one expense and one less job!

Consider separate favors for women and men to cater for their different tastes.

Here are some suggestions for wedding favors, and the possibilities are only limited by your imagination!

  • One of the most popular choices for favors is five sugared almonds wrapped in tulle. Try putting them into decorated boxes or tins for a twist on tradition.

  • Luxury cookies, chocolate truffles, or dragees in boxes, cones or tins.

  • Miniature soaps in fabric pouches and personalized ribbon.

  • Wild flower seeds in pretty packets for an environmentally-friendly favor.

  • Little pots of honey or preserves with personalized labels.

  • Scented candles in attractive containers.

  • A bulb, cactus or miniature plant in a terracotta pot or tin bucket.

  • Keyrings, photo frames, jewelry, cookie cutters, bookmarks, fans, drinks' coasters, and cosmetics are popular alternatives for women.

  • Pens, wine stoppers, bottle openers, cufflinks, miniature liquor bottles, shot glasses, miniature games, and fridge magnets are possible options for men.

Your wedding favors are another way to help guests remember your wedding long after the day itself!

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