Everyone loves weddings! It’s a chance to get dressed up and get your nails done. Sometimes you get to see people who you don’t see very often. You can let loose on the dance floor and eat cake. Plus, wedding favors are making a comeback, and some couples present their guests with fun, unique gifts. As you plan your nuptials, it is essential to think like a guest. What would you like to receive as a wedding favor?
Whether you are planning a destination event or plan to go to a resort after your wedding, here are four places to get unique wedding favors.
1. Kate Aspen
There are so many websites dedicated to small, personalized wedding favors. One such site, kateaspen.com, allows customers to purchase unique wedding favors that can be personalized. Purchase any style of bottle opener imaginable through this website. There are bottle openers shaped like cupid’s arrow and skeleton keys. Purchase bottle openers shaped like roses or anchors. And who wouldn’t want a bottle opener shaped like a golden elephant or flip flop?
Couples can purchase other useful wedding favors for their guests. Buy heart-shaped measuring spoons or mini whisks. Purchase coasters and tea infusers, and you will find the cutest little pea pod salt and pepper shaker set that you will ever see on this website as well.
Support at-home crafters by purchasing unique hand-made wedding favors through Etsy. The creative minds with Etsy accounts will make personalized playing cards that you can give to your guests. Give out cute bracelets with or shoe horns. Buy artisan lollipops or essential oils. You can also order personalized envelopes that are just the right size for a lottery ticket. Ecology-minded couples can purchase their guest’s personalized reusable straws. We’ve come a long way since couples passed out printed matchbooks!
3. Your Wedding Vendors
Cut down on the number of vendors you use at your wedding. Ask your caterer if he or she can provide anything that you can use as a small wedding favor for your guest. If you live in an area known for their bar-be-que and are serving it at your wedding, your guests would love to go home with a small bottle of the sauce or rub that was used on the food at your wedding. Maybe your caterer has a connection to local honey that can be packaged cutely as a gift. Perhaps the person making your cake would be happy to throw in a few cupcakes that the guests can take home for a late-night snack.
Ask your florist if he or she can throw in some flower seed packets to give as favors. Design your centerpieces at your reception table so they can double as decoration as well as favors for your guests. Perhaps your florist would able to provide mini-succulents that your guests can take home.
Ask the person providing the alcohol for your wedding if he or she can purchase mini bottles of champagne that your guests can take home as gifts. Design a gift tag for the bottles so your guests can be reminded of your event as they toast you and your partner in the weeks that follow your wedding.
You may even consider using personalized stemware to serve drinks in at your reception. Not only will your guests be able to drink out of real glass, but they can take the stemware home as a wedding favor to remind them of your special day.
Perhaps you are a crafty, creative type who looks forward to designing your own wedding favors for your guests.
Maybe you worked long and hard to create the perfect wedding playlist. Share the link to your playlist with your guests!
Maybe you are really into essential oils. Why not share your favorite all-natural bug repellent with your guests? Especially if you have an outdoor wedding?
Maybe you or your partner have artistic talent and can design or paint coasters or a small wall hanging for each of your guests as wedding favors. Maybe even a wedding poem!
Even non-creative types can follow directions off Pinterest to decorate a bag of cocoa mix or a couple of tea bags to give out as favors.
Wedding favors are a small way to inject personality into your wedding celebration. Make sure your gifts to your guests reflect your tastes and style. If you and your partner love gardening, reflect that love in your choice of wedding favors. If you and your spouse are traveling to China for your honeymoon, give your guests personalized fortune cookies. Whatever you choose, make it something that is uniquely you.