As my daughter, Kathleen and her fiancé, Tyler’s wedding approaches, my mind is on wedding favors. Although we have chosen our guest favors, I am always on the look-out for a ‘ New Wave of Wedding Favors ‘. Who knows, I just might stumble upon something unique…
I think it’s aways a good idea to have a consumable for your departing guests. I think I’ve spoken to this theme before. I must feel strongly about it. Really, how many tokens from other people’s wedding can you store? Give your guests something to eat, they’re happy, (at least I would be…). and it’s ‘one and done.’
Love the top photo with the decorated cookies. I have an inkling that they taste as good as they look, which isn’t always the case. And the ‘pie-pops’ in the next pic…yum! I think these just may be my favorite favor on this post! What a darling idea. Maybe you want to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate after the wedding. Then the next favor is for you! Not only would it be a delicious treat post-wedding reception, but it’s pretty, which is a big factor in your gift-giving selections. Yes, you want your guest favors to taste good, and/or be functional, but optimally, it’s all about the look. You want ‘all things pretty at your wedding’.
Which brings us to the last two favors, which are beautiful. I love the flowers. Imagine, a posy for each guest. Something to remember your special day for a week or so, and then, no worries about ‘what do I do with it?!? Or how about the rock candy below? You could choose either an assortment of colors for your guests’ selection, or a single color to match your theme…But then…how can you go wrong when you are giving someone a gift? 🙂
Photo #1 www.occasionsniagara.com
Photos #2-5 brides.com
I was looking around pinterest the other day, and ran across this DIY Martha Stewart favor idea. Somethingturquoise.com gives a nice ingredient list and step by step instructions. This is an adorable, idea, and best of all, it’s consumable. I think the best favor ideas are those that the guests can eat or use and then…they’re gone. Who really wants to keep an item from someone else’s wedding? I read once where the bride and groom gifted their guests with Waterford Christmas ornaments with their name and wedding date engraved on them. But would you REALLY hang them on your tree?
- Martha Stewart Crafts darling test tube favor kit (halloween themed)
- dry creamer
- instant coffee
- dry milk powder
- cocoa powder
- salt + cinnamon (optional)
- mallow bits and chocolate sprinkles (optional)
- sticker paper
- FREE label downloads below
- recipe card print out
Instant Mocha Mix
Mix these 7 simple ingredients together to create a delicious ‘instant mocha mix’ that is wonderful for gift giving! Especially wedding favors…
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup dry creamer
- 1/2 cup instant coffee
- 1/2 cup dry milk powder
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- mallow bits
- chocolate sprinkles
- Mix all the ingredients together in a blender until completely combined. That’s all there is too it!
- Add 1.5 tablespoons to an 8 ounce glass of hot water or milk
Ok…I love these! If you choose favors, it’s best to give something that will be used. Who doesn’t need an extra wine stopper or corkscrew? This favor is not only something your guests can and WILL enjoy, but it can be personalized as well. It meets all a bride’s ‘take-away’ bucket list. We all love our names emblazed on things. Kenny and I had our names all other everything at our wedding… sad, but true… :- )
Check out the picture below. This is innovative, useful – (Yum! – your name and wedding date are one them!), and relatively inexpensive. In a previous post, “Will You Have Extras At Your Wedding?” I mentioned late night snacks. This fills that criteria. Not only are these popcorn containers pretty and cute, they look like they could be a DIY project. Print out the papers a couple of weeks in advance, pop the corn a day or two ahead of time, store it in airtight containers, and package them up. Remember to ask a reliable person deliver the bundles to the reception.
What about an altruistic favor? These replantable tree saplings fit the bill. You can also personalize them with your name, wedding date, or anything you’d like to have immortalized… and you would be helping the planet. This could be prepared ahead of time, and would need no refrigeration. Just remember to keep them moist.
It’s funny…I never liked succulents when I was growing up in California…but now…it seems like home. I think these are charming, thoughtful, low maintenance gifts. A simple tag can personalize them, with either your name or your name and wedding date.
I’m not sure what KK and Tyler will choose for their favors. But rest assured it will be novel, useful and lovely. It’s how they roll.
Header image: mbwep.com
Image #1 www.favorsdepot.com
Image #2 chicweddingfavors.com
Image #3 thepinkbride.com
Image #4 handmadeandcraft.com