Almost every bill of wedding planning is extremely difficult! For instance, you are faced with designing your own flower arrangements; yet you murder your own plants! Choose favourable colors? Haven’t they seen the light-colored hospital walls in your bedroom? You couldn’t decide on a paint color; how are you supposed to choose the colors for your wedding?
Amidst all the burdens of wedding planning, there is actually one thing you will enjoy! Picking wedding favors to give out to guests at your wedding is actually fun! (It doesn’t have to color coordinate with anything!)
Favor is a root of the word favorite. So, does that mean you only give wedding favors to your favorite guests? Good guess, but thankfully no. If that was true, all the commotion with unhappy guests would make it impossible for the happy couple to ever leave for their honeymoon! Does favor means your favorite thing? That sounds more like it!
Wedding favors are a chance to show off your unique personality. You wouldn’t pick something ugly to thank guests for coming to your wedding. (Unless you’re tired of your friends and are ready for new ones.) The wedding favor from your wedding will stick with your guests for ages. It can either help them remember your wonderful generosity or how tacky the decorations were at your wedding! Worried about how the guests will react to your small inexpensive wedding? Give out chocolate as a favor; their memories will be gone the next day, along with the chocolate.
Candy buffets are a new unique twist to wedding favors. Guests will have the fun of building their own take home desert! Be aware, this idea is very expensive; it requires purchasing pounds and pounds of candy in bulk. But, if Oprah had a show with her favorite things for weddings, trust me; this would be on it!
Are you a crafty person who likes to make your own gifts rather than buy them? You can certainly create your own wedding favors! Make your own candy, cookies, candles, potpourri sachets, or any other thing you can think of.
For those of you that would rather die than individually handcraft five hundred wedding favors, the internet is a great place to look for ideas! You can find and purchase all of your wedding favors online; the selection of favors is endless. Are you having a themed wedding? Why not pick wedding favors to go with it? (No thought required there.) Use toy boats filled with candy for a beach wedding. For a winter wedding, the ideas are endless! Give your guests cookie cutters or an ornament. Like snowflakes? Are either you or your fiancé a theatre buff? Can’t resist having a Hollywood-style wedding? No fear! Consider movie themed favors such as tiny top hats filled with candy, clapboard key chains, and clapboard or film-reel style picture frames. Or if you want to get super creative, burn a CD for your guests with your favorite film classics. Do either of you have an Italian heritage? Order cannolis from your local grocery store bakery to use as favors. How about fortune cookies for favors? Everyone likes fortune cookies; it doesn’t matter whether you’re Chinese. Many online favor companies have these available for sale; they will even let you personalize your fortunes. Other ideas include Japanese saki, marzipan candles from Scandinavia , and Swiss chocolates. Whatever favor you decide to go with, have fun! Because after you’re finished with this, it’s back to murdering your poor plants!