Make the Most of Wedding Favors and Decorations
The date is set, the venue booked and the gown chosen. The "big three" of wedding planning are out of the way and now it's time to focus on the details that make an event memorable. Here is a roundup of ideas for your wedding favors, wedding decorations and supplies that are sure to add personality and style your event.
Wedding Favor Ideas
The idea of giving guests wedding favors originated with European aristocrats who offered sugar cubes in special boxes of crystal or porcelain to guests. Today, wedding favors are a common tradition and cover a wide range of items from edibles to keepsakes.
Sweets in stylish boxes and bags continue to be among the most popular wedding favor ideas. These days, sugar cubes have been replaced with personalized chocolates and cookies in decorated tins, bags and even Chinese takeout boxes.
Other popular wedding favor ideas are practical items like lip balm, matches, even parasols and fans for those hot summer weddings. All of these can be customized with the bride and groom?s names, event date and a personal "thank you".
Also popular is the option to incorporate the theme of the wedding and develop wedding favor ideas around it. For a garden party, you might offer guests plantable seeds. For a Las Vegas wedding or casino theme you could give each guest a deck of cards. Luggage tags or mini suitcase favor tins filled with mints might be perfect for a destination wedding.
Wedding Decorations and Supplies
So many decisions go into planning a wedding it is often good advice to decide early on what is most important to you. Having a vision helps you stay focused and make decisions quickly.
You might be surprised by all of the choices you'll be faced with, such as whether or not to use an aisle runner to preserve your dress, whether unity candle lighting or a sand ceremony is more you, and even whether or not to put your monogram on the wedding napkins. All of these small details come together to make your wedding unique you. Decorations are an easy way to show off any themes associated with your wedding and to add your own personality to the event. For the finishing touch, wedding favors make a thoughtful gesture that adds an extra smile to the guests' face as they head home.