Homemade wedding favors add that special touch to any wedding reception. Wedding favors are small gifts given to the guests by the new couple in hopes to express gratitude for their attendance. Sometimes wedding favors can also be used to make a centerpiece on a table or added detail to a place setting. When you make your own favors, you are reflecting thoughtfulness and sincerity as well as expressing your creativity.
Make an instant centerpiece with a stack of wedding box favors. On something like a cake plate, arrange boxed cookies, candy, or Jordan almonds in a decorative stack. The paper and ribbon on the box favors should match the colors of your wedding for ultimate coordination. For a green and white wedding, you could wrap them in a green pattern and tie with a white ribbon. The number of boxes on each platter will help determine seating arrangements as well.
Giving plants is the new trend in the world of wedding favors. Herbs, ferns, and flowers are attractive when placed on tables, and are eco-friendly so you can feel good about your wedding’s environmental effects. Of course live plants are not the only way to give your guests something to grow. Seed bag wedding favors are also very popular. In fact, some couples even give vegetable seeds. Talk about giving something useful!
Most likely, you love music. And most likely your guests do too. Give them track listings specially chosen by you to enjoy in their own free time. The gift of music is like no other – so much art in one small wedding favor makes its value seem incredible. Irish weddings are often noted for giving traditional Irish music as wedding favors. This special favor is easy to make and fun to give.
Weddings just seem to be one of those occasions where everyone is taking pictures. When all those photos are developed, there has to be somewhere to put them, right? Make your own elegant photo frames with just a few simple supplies. Pre-cut matte frames generally come in just a few standard shades – not too snazzy. Add text by using metallic paint pens, such as silver on a black frame. Stamps, buttons, ribbon, or paint can be used to customize the frame favors.
Fruit is an eye-pleaser with the different textures and bold colors. Fresh fruit on the wedding tables is not only dramatic in appearance, but also pleasurable for the guests to eat. There are many different fruit combinations for centerpieces like grapes, mangoes, and lemons or apples, pears, and blueberries. The season of your wedding may affect what fruits are available to you. A display of colorful fruit in crystal bowls is truly a sight to behold.