Bridal Club Magazine
Top Wedding Favor Ideas
Strangely, it's not always simple to determine what those
closest to us prefer or appreciate, especially for a wedding favor.
How do you obtain personalized wedding gifts? Are there certain
times that you need to go beyond the registry to find people
something better or different? Or how can you find unique wedding
gifts for a couple? And just what tend to be the expectations for
bridesmaid gifts and groomsmen gifts? Listed below are some great
wedding present ideas which the groom and bride will in reality
like-organized into five categories.
The Expensive Item On The Registry
Depending on the guests of people participating in a wedding (are
many rich people attending?), the expensive item or perhaps couple
of expensive items, are more of any wish-list. So the wedding
present idea here could be to actually coordinate people's
resources to make a couple's dream come true! They may not receive
the gift any other way, which means this will blow them away!
Just make sure that if it's a multi-part item, like an expensive
table-wear set, that you buy them all. This last bit is personal
for both of us here. When we got married, people just about
purchased a complete set of our daily ware, but we received only
three complete finer wear sets … It turns out that a lot of our
friends did arrange to obtain those and hoped that other people
would help out, and this just didn't happen. (On the up side: we
did finally complete the set over the next 36 months).
The Experience Present
The wedding gift idea here is to get them an item that they'll
enjoy and carry along with them past the utilization of the item
itself. These usually turn out to be unique wedding presents. Some
examples include the following: pitching in to get them an upgrade
on their wedding-night room, simply to ensure it is extra plush, or
sweetening their honeymoon. To upgrade their room, you'll want to
confirm with the bride's mother or maid-of-honor (whoever might be
familiar with these sorts of arrangements) and make certain you put
in with this before sign their reservation. This clearly calls for
planning ahead of time! The same goes for sweeting their honeymoon
experience. You'll ought to discover where they're going and try to
purchase for them an evening meal while there, or a show, or maybe
pay to upgrade their airplane flight (which may be done at the
There's scientific support for going this route. Behavioral
economists, philosophers, and psychologists studying exactly what
makes people happy have discovered that because our brains form
memories selectively, we have a tendency to remember positive
activities well. If you enhance someone's honeymoon, they're gonna
remember it. Even if they got sea-sick on the cruise, that aspect
of the memory will likely fade, and they'll recall how you paid for
them an extra-special dinner.
The Personalized Favor
We all know there are plenty of methods that you could use to
potentially personalize a favor. Virtually everything on Etsy would
meet the requirements, but even Amazon has a bunch of personalized
items. Before I get to a few tangible strategies I would like to
point something out. Recall (from above), that scientific evidence
suggests that you need to buy them a FAVOR That Has an EXPERIENCE
so that they will really enjoy their gift. With that in mind, onto
Unique Wine Bottle Labels. Standard wine bottles can now be
crafted so that they come with a special message on the label plus
the names of whomever you desire. This is one of the very best
gifts, because they can enjoy the wine while keeping the bottle as
a memory gift!
Mr. and Mrs. Pillow Cases - They'll be sleeping together after all
;) Also this sort of thing might prove a thoughtful touch for a
wedding night. If you can slip into their room before they get
there and decorate it for them, this is going to prove both a
unique wedding gift and quite memorable.
Personalized Cutting Board. If you're confident a couple that
loves to cook, you can purchase them a cutting board with their
names engraved on it. It is quite possible to get them boards with
a picture printed on them, however these aren't going to be made
out of wood, and the majority of chefs and cooks prefer wooden
boards, since they don't dull your chef's knife. For the real chef,
then, there's nothing that states this is my space like an engraved
A Signature Frame. This really is one of the most personalized
favors available, and they could be quite cost-effective to create.
Just buy a frame that is larger than the photo that you would like,
and then have everyone sign the encompassing framing board, before
or maybe throughout wedding celebration. This will provide the
couple an absolutely personalized favor to recall their ceremony as
well as the folks that were present.
Framed Names by Photograph. Honestly memorable wedding favors are
like this package. You can find a series of images that displays
the couple's names through the characters in each photograph. If
you want to make it even more personal, you could make one yourself
with things that the couple owns or is important in their eyes.
That way, it'll not simply spell their names, but also retain a
more profound meaning (it also is more affordable that way!).
The Memory Present
The idea here is a little like the experience gift, namely to get
them something that they will look at a decade from now and say
"Hey, remember that TJ gave us this?" Some examples include towels
(doesn't everyone have that on their registry?), embroidered cloth,
or engraved goods like glasses, watches, silverware, etc. Handmade
or do-it-yourself items also fall into this category, particularly
if they have some sort of engraving or inscription upon them. You
might also try the "time capsule" idea. For instance, you could buy
them an excellent wine bottle with instructions to open it on their
Should You Give Cash?
The drawbacks to this wedding gift idea are that it seems
impersonal and uncreative. The plus side: the partners can
basically do whatever they want with it. After getting a tiny
heart-shaped waffle iron for a wedding gift, my wife and I are able
to claim that we'd prefer cash. The important point to try to
remember here is that it's rude to ask for cash, but it is not to
receive it. Any newly married couple wants some additional cash for
moving expenses, a honeymoon, or possibly simply a good dinner. If
you're low on time, or you just don't know of a superior gift, cash
is always welcome.