First of all, I just want to say congratulations! Getting married is a very sentimental and emotional event in one’s life, and planning a wedding should reflect those feelings. If Christmas is your desired time of year to be married, then you are receiving the best gift of all – the commitment to your soulmate! But what about your guests? It can be confusing about how much money to spend on wedding favors when you probably have to buy most of them Christmas presents, too. The key is to choose one or two nice wedding favors to show your appreciation.
Always a sign of a winter wonderland is the snowflake. Christmas snowflake ornaments can be attractive on small trees upon your wedding reception tables. Personalize each ornament by attaching tags that read something like “Christmas 2010″ or “Bob and Jenny’s Wedding/December 14, 2010.” For years to come, your ornaments will remind those who came to your wedding of the beautiful winter day on which you were wed.
Simply Christmas is the candy cane! Tie ribbons around these delicious striped peppermints for a perfectly seasonal decoration and wedding favors. Turn two candy canes together to make a heart shape for your tables. They are a lovely addition to any Christmas display.
Using plain red and green gift bags (to create a unified table), fill them with candy, nuts, or cookies. Use scissors to turn plain straight ribbon into curly q’s that you can attach to the bags for a fun look. Personally, I think this wedding favor can serve as bothy a favor and a Christmas present. You could even fill each bag with something different that you think certain guests might enjoy more. Small gifts like bookmarks, candles, or potpourri may be all you need to use.
Often people decorate with wreaths around November and December. For a crafty, yet stunning accent to your guest tables, make your own miniatures wreaths for favors. Using plain wreaths for your base stick fake birds, holly, fruit, angels, or reindeer to create a Christmas collage. You could even consider using them as large napkin holders or to outline the guests’ glasses.
Stuff small stockings to give to your guests. This is actually a very versatile wedding favor. Use it for anything you wish, and personalize it by using fabric glue and glitter. Use anything from Jordan almonds to Santa keychains to put inside. Nothing could be better than receiving a stocking filled with goodies before Christmas Day!
Baking cookies is always a comfort around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Well, actually, sweet treats in general fill every house galore with brownies, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, divinity, and other goodies. Homemade Rice Krispie treats with red and green sprinkles are festive and tasty. Sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, and most other cookies can be cut using holiday cookie cutters. Sprinkle fudge or brownies with confectioner’s sugar for a “snowy” appearance.