Sometimes planning the details of a wedding can cause one to lose sight of the big picture. In your case, the big picture is the special day that you have chosen to commit yourself to your partner. Another part of this picture is who you choose to invite to the ceremony, and of course, how you will thank them. Wedding favors are small gifts given to the guests at a wedding from the bride and groom. Ribbon is a subtle and easy way to add sparkle and shimmer to a reception. They are a classy keepsake for everyone who goes to your wedding.
Personalized ribbons go wonderfully with wedding favor bags. Wedding favor bags are small bags made of netting or other fabric that hold rice, birdseed, candy, almonds, potpourri or cookies. When tied with personalized ribbons, these bags make a charming splash on the wedding reception tables. Turn plain wedding favor boxes into adorable little gift boxes for your guests by tying a bow.
Unprinted bands of ribbon purchased from craft or sewing stores can also be turned into favors to use at a wedding. One way to use plain ribbon for a favor is to tie a piece around a small bouquet of flowers and place by guests’ place settings. The ribbon functions to hold the flowers together, and is a nice memento after the flowers die or are preserved. Use store-bought ribbon to tie around brownies or cookies, especially around Christmas.
If there is an awareness cause that you would like to represent at your reception, awareness ribbons could be used as wedding favors. Perhaps a family member recently passed away from breast cancer, and you want to honor them at your wedding. Awareness colors: Red- AIDS, Blue – Save the Whales, Purple – Thyroid Awareness, White- Bone Cancer Awareness. Ribbonwarehouse.com is one online company that will also print what awareness it is on the ribbon.
Using ribbon that is wide and sheer, you can make beautiful napkin ties. Gold and silver ribbon works well to create an elegant place setting for each guest. Consider the dinnerware – is there gold lining the rim of your plates? Silver designs? Keep it simple, and the elegance will present itself. Ribbon is a such a versatile item when it comes to weddings, you could simply tie bows out of it and place them on the actual guests’ plates.