Wedding favors are often silly and cheap novelty items that often get left on wedding reception tables. Consider more practical wedding favors at your wedding. Your guests will appreciate not being loaded down with useless trinkets after the reception!
Wedding favors that actually provide some use to your guests are the best ones to choose. Anything personalized with their name on it, you can bet they will want to keep. Examples of personalized wedding favors are love story notes, lip balm, sewing kits, custom labeled bottled water, playing cards, silk fans, tissue packets, notepads, bud vases, matches, wine glasses, carbon fiber pens, travel candle tins, aluminum water bottles, cd labels, Jute wine bags, paper hand fans, and wedding cameras.
Maybe you don’t want to take the time to get your practical wedding favors personalized. That’s okay, there are plenty of ideas for practical wedding favors that do not have to be personalized for your guests to find useful. These include coffee scoops, cookie cutters, Japanese sake cups, porcelain espresso sets, wooden chopsticks, coasters, paper weights, flasks, airplane luggage tags, bottle openers, bookmarks, mini cocktail shakers, measuring spoons, whisks, and photo albums.
Food is always practical. Your guests will surely be stuffed after the food and drink at the reception, but hand out edibles for them to take home. Nothing could be more practical than brownies, cookies, cupcakes, trail mix, mixed nuts, candies, cocoa mix, or heart-shaped mints to thank your guests for attending this important event in your life.
Long after your wedding, your guests will find themselves still using your practical wedding favors. More practical wedding favors include golf balls, key rings, passport covers, bible covers, soaps, salt and pepper shakers, votive holders, magnets, ornaments, ice cream scoop, coffee, and poker chips.
Practical wedding favors are an extension of the bride’s personality. If you believe in not being wasteful, these are the perfect wedding favors to feature at your wedding. Your guests will appreciate the usefulness of them and always remember your wedding. So spend your money wisely, and think about what you would most like to receive as wedding favors and you will come up with plenty of ideas. Be kind to your guests, for they are spending money and time on you and your fiancé.