Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Love

When it comes to wedding planning, sometimes the smallest details can be the toughest. Finding a dress, finding a location and finding a photographer are all high on the to-do list, but don't forget, it's the little details that are really going to make your big day memorable. Thanking your friends and family for taking time out of their busy schedules to celebrate your wedding with you is definitely a must! Check out these ideas for wedding favors that we think your guests will absolutely love.

1. Local Flavors
If many of the guests are self confessed "foodies," this is a great gift for them! Check out Farmers Markets in the area to find farms that will be more than happy to supply their product for your wedding. Also, using local vendors not only helps your community but also allows your out-of-town guests to take home some local flavors.

Honey Jars from local vendors is a great way to take the taste of the region home!

Locally tapped maple syrup (like these from a Vermont wedding) are adorable and delicious!

Locally grown cherries (Door County, anyone?) are a tasty treat!

2. Libations
If you are having a wedding (especially in Wisconsin), it's no secret that most of your guests will be indulging in alcoholic beverages. Embrace this idea by giving your guests something that they can drink. These gifts will please a crowd that loves to party.

If the bride or groom love home-brewing, this is a great way to showcase it!

For Whiskey drinkers, this is a perfect present that is sure to get use!

Adding fun pictures of the couple to mini-champagne bottles makes for a meaningful gift (and a fun toast!)

3. Homemade and from the Heart
If you are ready to DIY, this is a great option for you. Giving your guests something that you made (or at least assembled!) will be a great way to show your guests how much you truly appreciate their presence at your big day.

Mini-planters with flowers inside are gifts that guests can enjoy more than once!

Great at baking? Share your gift with homemade cookies.

If you are really crafty, homemade soaps make favors that smell wonderful.

4. A Charitable Donation
This is our favorite idea for a wedding favor! In lieu of a gift, donate the money to a charity that is meaningful to the bride and groom. It is a great use of the money, and guests will love the idea that their "gift" went to a greater cause. Check out how other brides presented this as a "favor" to their guests, and definitely consider this option when planning your wedding.

Support charities that support our country, like the Wounded Warriors Project
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Show your guests exactly who they are helping!
Help Scooby (and other animals) by donating to the Humane Society of America

Picking causes that are important to the bride and groom are memorable and meaningful favors.
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