As you plan your wedding reception, you want every detail to reflect your style and personality. Choosing a wedding favor may seem simple, but it can be a challenge to select or create an item that will leave a lasting impression. As you plan your wedding, consider these ideas for pinpointing a wedding favor that guests will enjoy long after the big day ends.
Indulge the Guest’s Sweet (or Savory) Tooth
Your wedding reception will likely include a dazzling array of mouthwatering desserts, but that doesn’t mean your guests won’t want a little something for later! A tasty treat specially crafted by the bride and groom can make a very special wedding favor.
Some ideas for edible wedding favors include:
-Create something that will be fun to assemble, such as a cookie buffet where they can hand pick the cookies they wish to bring home.
-Homemade jam or granola in a personalized jar will make for a tasty breakfast the next morning, or some organic coffee beans creatively wrapped wrapped with your special wedding date printed on it.
-If you will have especially “thirsty” guests, present them with your very own “house brand” of limoncello or a mojito kit.
Items They Will Use Again
No one likes to go home and face the guilt of throwing away a wedding favor. Luckily, there are several wedding favors that guests will be likely to use and enjoy long after the wedding. Try making homemade lip balm, candles, or soaps using natural ingredients and your own signature flavor or scent. For outdoor summer weddings, reusable water bottles or sunglasses are a useful accessory both during and after the event.
Share Treasured Memories
The memory of your wedding day will last a lifetime, but so many great moments with your friends and family have led up to the wedding itself. Remind them of the great times by giving each guest a personalized flash drive with a slideshow or video. The reminiscence will carry on the celebration for years to come.
A Living Memory
As you begin your new life with your significant other, what could be more fitting than to present your guests with a little life of their own? Small potted plants, such as succulents or flowers, are a simple and lasting reminder of the joy they shared with you on your wedding day. For less muss and fuss, consider giving out seed paper favors, which will bloom when planted.
Be Generous On Behalf of Your Guests
A charitable donation is a great way to thank your guests and leave them with the warm feeling that comes from being part of a larger cause. Leave a card or other token at each place setting to let them know about the organization or cause to which you donated.
Some companies, like Truffles For a Cause, even partner with charities to provide a treat and a donation! With such sweet synergy, everyone wins.
There are so many important plans to make for your wedding day, and choosing a thoughtful wedding favor is one of them. As long as you infuse your love, appreciation, and unique personality into your wedding favors, they will be sure to delight your guests.