Some Favorable Wedding Favors

Card-themed wedding favorsHere’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.

Robin's Egg Bird's Nest Wedding FavorsI 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?