Is it just me, or is deciding on wedding favors seem just as taxing as deciding on the perfect wedding dress? Maybe not, but it's another decision and choice that has to be made. It also needs to be "perfect" or "different" and not like what everyone else is choosing! Am I right?
Ladies! Wedding favors have come a long way. While you no longer will see mesh bags filled with almond sugar candies, you will still see the occasional wine opener. But, that's okay! There's a favor for everyone. But, wouldn't it be nice to actually give your guests something they will use? Something that is in some way functional or have a purpose?
Back in 2004, I was stumped about what I wanted to give my guests, all 55 of them. Yes, I had a small intimate garden themed backyard wedding, and it was my version of perfection. I decided to give my guests a baby seedling tree. I wanted to give my guests something that they can do something with and not throw inside some junk drawer. (We all have one of those!) My nature loving friend gave me the idea, and I fell beyond in love with the idea of my baby trees being planted, plus it fit the garden theme of my wedding. It didn't stop there. I'm a book worm so I had bookmarks made with a bible verse and placed them across the tables with our wedding date.
So, here's the deal brides! When deciding on favors think about how your guests will use the favor. Ask yourself:
1. Is it meaningful?
2. Is it practical?
3. Will it be edible?
Edible favors are great! You can use your creativity with pretty packaging. Maybe you love popcorn? Maybe you are having a classic Hollywood style theme wedding? Your favor can be popcorn decorated in Hollywood style packaging. Think outside the box.
Maybe you and your love happen to be obsessed with vinyl albums! Get creative and give your favorite song on an album as a favor *(Just a thought!)
Whatever you choose, I'm sure it will delightful and be treasured by your guests.
Happy Wedding Planning!