Wedding favors are always an added treat for your guests, especially those who are traveling from out of town. While you don’t need to spend a fortune or go over the top, a small gift that comes from the heart is a great way to show appreciation to your guests.
Consider edible treats.
Select a favor that represents the location of your wedding ceremony. If you are tying the knot at the beach, fill your gift bags with saltwater taffy. If there is a popular specialty cocktail in the area, create a small kit with the essential ingredients for your guests to make one of their own. Don’t forget to attach a small print out of the recipe. For guest who are staying at a hotel, snacks and added beverages are a bonus.
Represent your roots.
Fill a gift bag with favors that represent your history. If you and your finance grew up in the country and love southern cooking, include a small bag of biscuit mix, jam, or local honey. If you are urban dwellers, find a key chain or charm that represents your city. Perhaps gardening is your passion, put together a small kit filled with a painted flowerpot, seeds, and a small bag of soil. Just be sure the contents in the bag signify you.
Keep the theme.
Consider giving a gift bag that is fitting of your wedding theme. For a summer wedding, pack a gift bag filled with sunglasses, a beach towel, and sand toys. Winter wedding bags could include gloves, a hat, snowball kit, and so on. If you want to be more specific to your theme, add a small treat from your dessert table, or incorporate colorful goodies that match your ensemble.
While most wedding favors are left at hotels for out of town guests only, feel free to spread the love and leave your gift bags at a welcome table. Don’t forget to include personal note and let everyone know how excited you are to have them by your side to celebrate!