Bridal Club Magazine
Top Ten Unique and Personalized Wedding Favors
If coming up with creative wedding planning ideas has made you
ready to pull your hair out, relax. From personalized wedding
favors and decorations to the menu choices, there are many
directions you can take your wedding. Your wedding favors
especially, though a charming, memorable keepsake from your big
day, shouldn't trip you up when you're this close to the finish
line. If you haven't quite decided which direction to take your
favors, try drawing inspiration from your wedding planning ideas,
including your theme, colors, or seasonal influences. If you're
hosting an autumn wedding, place delicate, golden leaf bookmarks by
each guest's place card. For a fun, festive Las Vegas wedding,
embellish the table with poker chip key chains or a fresh pack of
cards printed with a design of your choosing on the back.
Because wedding favors are a thoughtful way to help guests
remember the loving couple long after the big day, choosing unique
and/or personalized wedding favors that are usable or decorative
guarantees that your friends and family will derive a longer
shelf-life from them. Brides are getting much more creative,
however, and are opting not to stick to the usual tried-and-true
wedding planning ideas. Instead of hum-drum wedding favors, couples
are giving guests items they can use again and again.
There's no doubt about it - people like items that they can make
their own, and personalized wedding favors are always sure to be a
big success. Nowadays, you can customize your wedding from top to
bottom - from ribbons, boxes, and bows to signs, tags, and labels;
in fact, just about any of your creative wedding planning ideas are
possible. So, why not make your favors just as special?
1. Personality Boxes: One of the best
wedding planning ideas in a bride's arsenal! Wrapped with an
elegant bow and often containing useful trinkets like bottle
openers, coasters, demitasse spoons, letter openers, and measuring
spoons, there's always something for a guest to love! Customize
your wedding even more by purchasing an assortment of these
personalized wedding favors, letting guests choose which favor
they'd like to take home. Personality boxes are a lovely,
personalized way to say thank you for coming.
2. Photo Place Cards and Albums: In
vibrant colors, patterns, and fabrics, photo place cards and photo
albums are an attractive addition to any reception table. Whether
you choose to customize these personalized wedding favors with
photos of you and the intended or leave them blank for guests to
supply their own memorable pictures, photo place cards and albums
help guests remember your happy day.
3. Luggage Tags: What a great favor for
couples always on the go! With unique shapes and colors,
personalized luggage tags remind guests of the wanderlust couple in
a fun way. These personalized wedding favors are also great for a
destination event, thanking guests for traveling so far and helping
them get home in style.
4. Sticky Notes and Pads: Customize your
sticky notes and pads with your wedding colors and the names of the
happy couple or a quote that sums up your feelings about the
wedding day. Your guests will think of you each time they jot down
a quick note on one of these personalized wedding favors.
Around the House
Usability is a key element for wedding favors. But wrapped up in
sheer organza and elegant designs, 'around the house' objects
become lovely complements to your wedding reception. With a range
of new, unique, and/or personalized wedding favors on the market,
such as pizza cutters, honey pots, timers, ice cream scoops, piggy
banks, and olive oil dispensers, brides are finding creative ways
to thank their guests.
5. Wine Bottle Stoppers: For wine
lovers, there's no better gift than wine bottle stoppers. With
sophisticated designs, such as snowflakes, hearts, seashells,
leaves, and stars, and durable, quality materials, such as crystal
and sterling silver, wine bottle stoppers can be coordinated with
all of your other wedding planning ideas to match your theme
6. Coasters: From picture-ready slots to
sweet sayings or elegantly etched images, coasters are not only
useful but beautiful as well. In glass, ceramic, or cork, uniquely
designed and/or personalized wedding favors like coasters capture
your wedding day and let your guests reminisce.
7. Candles: Whether scented or not,
candles have always been favorite wedding favors for guests and
brides alike. Available in any conceivable color, design, or shape,
candles will certainly be used and enjoyed by your guests.
8. Tea Light Holders: Along with
candles, tea light holders get a lot of use. And best of all, you
can choose the design you like when formulating your wedding
planning ideas! For weddings at sea, silvery sailboats are an
excellent choice; for tropical destination weddings, your guests
will reminisce over your frosted glass palm trees. Small, elegant,
and useful are the hallmarks of a tea light holder, a staple for
unique and/or personalized wedding favors.
9. Bookmarks: Help them keep their
stopping point in style with bookmark favors. Match the designs and
materials to your wedding planning ideas and/or themes and colors
for a stylish addition to your reception.
10. Soaps: Encased in satin or organza,
your soap favors are a chic way to thank your guests for their
attendance. With lovely designs, your guests may even be reluctant
to use them.