The tone for your wedding is set by the love and warmth of your friends and family, as they gather to celebrate your big day. A great way to thank the people closest to you is with a beautiful favor, engraved with a personal message and beautifully wrapped.
Nowadays, there is huge collection of favors for all budgets, to pick the right favors is not only about being beautiful, but also has to be functional and yet able to match with the wedding theme and colour at the same time.
Here are some of the hottest trends and our favourite picks of wedding favors for 2011:
Tempt your guests with tasty favor treats. They are sure to enjoy personalized chocolate bars, individual truffles or cake-shaped cookies packaged in your favourite boxes or organza bags. Food favors are also a nice way to stay within your budget, especially when you have a large wedding party.
Think drinks when deciding on gifts for your guests, like a lovely packed wine stopper or special glass. Add an extra, personal touch with a personalized favor tag.
Things That Grow
Packaged seeding or little plants in antique pots at every place setting not only lend a natural feel to your party, but they will also live on after the reception. Alternatively, give each guest potted herbs that you can accompany with a favourite herbal recipe. Place your little plants or pack your favourite seeding in colorful tin pails or nicely printed ceramic mini-pots. These are green, yet thoughtful, favour ideas.
Unique wedding favors that carry on the theme of your wedding is also a popular trend. Getting married in spring? Consider favours with a Cherry Blossom theme that will not only brighten your wedding but also give your reception that WOW factor.
Some wedding favors can add a note of levity to a wedding reception. How about hand warmers, gumball dispensers or torch light key rings etc? There's no reason you can't have a little fun with your wedding keepsakes!
Presentation Is Everything
The key to making a simple favor both elegant and memorable is in the presentation - so be creative. If you plan to box or bag your favors, consider an unconventional method - perhaps miniature Chinese take-out boxes or personalized ribbons. Planning to wrap the favors? Whether you use paper or fabric, we suggest you look for interesting textures and colours to match your wedding theme and style.