If you’re stuck on what wedding favors you should give your guests, an easy solution is to use your venue as your muse.
Where is your wedding taking place? Is it in a loved one’s beautiful garden, on the beach or in the countryside? The destination can lead to great creativity when choosing a wedding favor idea.
Start by thinking of your literal wedding venue, such as the beach or countryside. Now, think of items that call to mind such locations. For instance, if your wedding is taking place at the beach, consider something sea-inspired as a gift, such as blue or green candles that evoke the ocean.
Another idea could be messages of thanks in a bottle. On the other hand, a rustic wedding can inspire you to think of what symbolizes the country. It could be something fun like personalized watering cans, bottle of lemonade or milk bottles.
Make it Yourself
Adding a homemade element to your wedding favors can be a nice touch. It gives your guests something personalized while helping you cut costs. When choosing low-cost favors, consider food and drink that are both always winners. For instance, if you are having your wedding at a winery, consider decorating a wooden board with bottle corks designed in the shape of a heart, instead of falling into the cliché of giving your guests bottles of wine.
If you’re having the wedding in an Italian-inspired outdoor area, give your guests slices of a classic Italian dessert such as tiramisu in a jar. A country-styled venue would do well with delicious marmalade guest favors.
Homemade gifts are a nice treat for your guests to enjoy when the party’s over and they prove that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to create something beautiful.
Invite Nature to the Party
Take a look at the wedding venue’s surroundings. In all likelihood, the great view was one of the most important reasons why you chose it. Now take a closer look at the natural beauty around. Are you overlooking gorgeous trees, pretty and colorful flowers, or a beautiful sea or lake? The flora and view can spark some great ideas for wedding favors.
Pine cones in containers, seeds that your guests can plant at home, picked flowers in mason jars, or shells that you’ve collected from the beach can all be wonderful nature-inspired special tokens by which your guests will always remember your gorgeous wedding.
Give it Regional Flavor
It’s not just the specific venue that you can take into consideration for your wedding favors but the location in which you’re having your wedding. Giving your guests something that is typical of the region can be a lovely thought and is especially a good idea if many of your guests are traveling far to attend the party. A wedding favor that’s a cocktail recipe, such as of a traditional drink, can be fun.
Or, consider coasters that display maps of the area where you’re having your celebration so that they’ll always remember their stay. Is there something the region is known for, such as its delicious local honey or card playing? Do a bit of research if you aren’t that familiar with it to come up with something special that relates.
And then of course, if so many of your guests have travelled to share in your special day, personalized luggage tags can be practical and sweet irrespective of where your wedding is being held.
Charm your guests with interesting wedding favors that thank them for making your big day such a splendid affair.
What are some DIY favors that you've made or want to make?