It goes without saying that each couple wants their wedding day to be perfect. The music should be memorable, the ceremony--moving, and the pictures should capture the immense joy that comes from celebrating a new life together. The world should seem to revolve around you and your groom. However, in addition to the two of you, there are others who helped make this momentous day a success.
You'll want the ones who mean the most to you to have something that says "thank you" and serves as a reminder of their part in this important day. Sounds easy, doesn't it? But how do you decide what a perfect, and affordable, wedding favor will be?
Most couples want their guests to have wedding favors they can take home. However, you may not be sure exactly what to buy for everyone. Try something edible. There are truly creative wedding favors that can reflect your personality while also delighting your guests. For instance, you might have yours and your groom's names printed on Hershey's Kisses chocolate candies, or on miniature or full-sized chocolate bars. These are delightful when scattered across the reception tables or gathered into creative arrangements.
You might consider filling inexpensive, plastic champagne flutes with Kisses and miniatures then tying a simple bow around the stem. You could group several small chocolates into mesh bundles or design tiny baskets that hold one full-sized bar and several miniatures.
The labels on petite jars of honey as well as individual packages of coffee or tea can be printed with your names and wedding date. Since many people flavor their tea and coffee with honey, the three can combine to make a welcome wedding favor guests will cherish. Place coffee and tea packages along with one jar of honey into a mug with a whimsical heart-shaped coffee scoop or teaspoon. Rather do espresso? Charming espresso cup sets make wonderful wedding favors as well.
Bookmarks, picture frames and scented candles are also beautiful wedding favors that won't break your bank.
For the Bridesmaids and Maid of Honor
How do you say "thank you" for the friendship and support bridesmaids and the maid of honor offer during your wedding season? You'll want their gifts to be personal and heartfelt: something that will convey your appreciation. Depending on your budget, you could give them each a faux pearl or other type necklace, bracelet or earrings to be worn during the ceremony. Additional suggestions include scented candles, silver trinket boxes or small crystal vases.
For the Groomsmen and Best Man
A great way to show your appreciation could be with engraved drinking glasses, personalized mugs or unique key chains with flashlights or "tools" attached. Bottle openers, wine stoppers and pens are also possibilities.
Showing your appreciation to guests and attendants can be done with elegance, style and affordability. With so many options to choose from, the difficult part won't be finding wedding favors, it will be deciding which of the many creative alternatives to buy.