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Wedding Favors: Gift Giving Ideas

Wedding Favors are little tokens of thanks (or wedding gifts) that many couples hand out at the end of their wedding or wedding reception. Finding wedding favors that add a unique and personal touch to your big day is one of the easier tasks on your wedding planning “to-do” list, considering the wide range of favors currently on the market to choose from. Here, we offer a list of wedding favors that are sure to put a smile on every face.

Think Edibly
Candies, cookies and other sweet treats are always popular favors at wedding receptions across the country. To select a tasty and memorable favor, consult with a bakery, pastry chef or confectioner to create a mouth-watering treasure that will keep guests talking long after the wedding is over. Several vendors can create customizable candy wrappers or treats printed with your name, wedding date or simply your initials. And one of the best things about edible wedding favors—they’re less likely to be left the table at the end of the reception!

Act Personally
Skip over those generic, impersonal wedding gifts favors to find mementos that best represent your personality as a couple and your wedding theme. For example, if you’re a travel savvy bride and groom, luggage tags are a unique way to celebrate the big day while offering guests a wedding favor they can use over and over again. Another idea for personable wedding favors, set up an engagement photo shoot with your wedding photographer to take fun photos before the wedding day, and use the photos on magnets, post cards or coasters.

Decorate Accordingly
Use your wedding colors and reception decor to coordinate the packaging of the wedding gifts favors. These little coordinated gifts are a great way to welcome guests as they are seated at the reception.

Shop Locally
Scour locally-owned shops in location of your wedding site to select items that reflect your locales unique charm. Artisan markets are a great way to find handmade gifts by some of the area’s most notable crafters.

Love Responsibly
Another idea for wedding gifts and favors is to donate money to a charity of your guests’ choice. Place a list of charitable registries at the reception table and have each guest (our couple) select which charity they would like to have monies donated. This way, you’re incorporating guests into your favor selection and helping others as well.