Giving out wedding favors at the end of the celebration is a timeless tradition at receptions. But these thank you gifts should be selected with lots of thought. In order to make sure that these tokens don’t get left behind or tossed the morning after, we point you tips for selecting personalized wedding favors. The best part? They don’t have to be expensive.
How to Choose Personalized Wedding Favors
Reflect your theme in wedding favors
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Every aspect of your big day should blend well with your wedding theme. And favors are no exception. So for instance if yours is a music themed wedding, hand out custom CDs or mini iPods loaded with your favorite tunes. Also, while the colors do not need to be exactly the same as the theme, they should at least be complementary.
Popsugar points out a list of 45 wedding favors your guests will actually use.
Make sure your personalized wedding favors are useful
Resist the urge to put your wedding date and initials on everything. Monogramming the wedding favors can quickly transform a useful gift into something useless. For example, those who enjoy entertaining would find coasters very useful, but who would want to display them with your wedding photo? The solution? Put the personal touch on the packaging instead like boxes, bags, or, ribbons.
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Favor ideas for wedding themes for summer
Celebrate the brightest months of the year with seasonal go-to gifts presented with a personalized touch. For instance, mini bottled cocktails or hand fans with a thank you note attached are ideal summer wedding favors. Alternatively, if you have time consider DIY options. Make sure to pick the ones that reflect your personality.
We love these easy to make wedding favor ideas from BHG.
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We also love these Etsy Shops for unique Wedding Favors:
Rustic Joy Soap – Wedding Favor Soaps
5 Star Succulents – Wedding Favor Succulent Boxes
Make the favors part of wedding decorations
Why not have your guests take a little bit of celebration home? Offer thank you gifts in a way that is both economical and impressive: grouped together as centerpieces. A cluster of potted plants, stamped glass candle holders, and small vases with seasonal blooms are a few interesting options to consider.
When it comes to choosing personalized wedding favors, remember more than anything it’s the thought that counts. So make sure to present something that will serve as a lasting memory of your special day.
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