Creating One-of-a-Kind Wedding Favors
"Unforgettable." That's the word you want for your wedding, so don't stop at your wedding favors. They can be unforgettable, too—and that doesn't have to mean expensive.
How can you do that? Here are 3 easy steps to create personalized wedding favors:
1. Start with your theme.
Whatever theme you've chosen for your wedding, carry that over to your wedding favors. If you have an outdoor wedding, for example, choose a favor such as Office Dirt. If it's a nighttime reception, custom imprint a tiny flashlight. You can match the imprinting on your wedding favors and the contents to the color of your bridesmaid dresses and table linens. Choose a Peekaboo Tin with a clear lid and fill it with Jelly Belly beans that match your wedding colors; there are 20 colors to choose from, so you can come very close.
2. Personalize your wedding favors to make them "you".
Whatever design, photo, and text you put on your container, match it to other elements of your wedding. If red roses decorate the tables, upload clipart of a rose onto your container. Or ask an artist friend to draw a picture of you and your fiancé and upload it to your wedding favors. A nice touch is to write short notes to thank guests for being part of your lives; roll them up and attach with pretty ribbons or stickers to your wedding favors.
3. Give favors to your guests.
If you have a sit-down dinner, don't just set the favors on the dinner table; tuck them inside the water or wine goblet using tulle as a "nest." For a buffet or reception, give favors to your guests as they arrive or leave; it's the perfect task for junior bridesmaids and junior groomsmen, or even (with a little help) your flower girl and ring bearer. Be sure they say, "Thank you for coming to Tara and Geoff's special day!" Or order empty containers such as Premium Tin or Keychain and fill them with rice or birdseed; bridesmaids can hand them out as you leave for your honeymoon. After guests throw the rice, they can take the containers home.
No matter what you choose for your wedding favors, remember they are something you can plan and purchase well ahead of your wedding day. It's one more thing you can check off your to-do list now—and a sweet reminder of your special day for years to come.
At PartyBeans.com, we have wedding favors to match every theme—because you create them yourself!