Here’s one simple wedding truth: your guests will remember your wedding favors more than a lot of the other details you’ve agonized over—simply because they take the favors home with them! I still have the wedding favor from a wedding I attended almost 20 years ago: satin roses with wire stems tied in a heart. It’s found a cozy home in my office drawer, and it gives me a daily smile. Mine was a traditional Middle Eastern wedding, so I gave out the customary gauzy pouch of 5 almonds, symbolizing 5 wishes for our future together: health, happiness, wealth, fertility and longevity.
I love tradition, but there are so many innovative ideas out there that guests are certain to hang onto for years to come. The two hearts magnets in a little card-themed gift box at Magic Wand Weddings is totally adorable, and miniature bird nests with candy eggs from Beau-Coup Wedding Favors would definitely add whimsy to a spring or summer wedding. Another summer favorite-in-the-making are these personalized sunscreen bottles from Unveiled. I also like the customized mint tins from Beau-Coup. They would be perfect at a wine country wedding, to sweeten guests’ “wine breath” after the reception.
What are your favorite sources for wedding favors?