There are many special people who help make your wedding day a success. It is a nice token to say thank you for their help or their presence. Brides ask us for advice on what to give members of the bridal party to families and to guests. Here are some of our guest gift favorites.
Some of the most popular wedding favors are edibles. Wrapped chocolates or truffles in an attractive box that is imprinted with the couple's names and date are a big favorite. Also popular are chocolate covered pretzels, nuts, fruits as well as chocolate hearts. In many areas, couples choose to give cookies frosted in wedding colors and packaged in tulle or color matched gift boxes. Some brides have chosen to give small wine bottles with personalized labels with or without wine charms that bear the wedding date and/or names of the couples.
Couples are also giving items that bloom and grow like your marriage. Weddings with garden motifs, environmentally themed weddings and ceremo9nies in outdoor or rustic settings choose favors like potted plants, seedlings, flower seed packets and miniature bamboo shoot plants.
Other brides prefer a permanent keepsake that is both useful and attractive. Some of the favorites are picture frames, candles and candleholders, glass bowls filled with colored sand or rocks, small books or albums, CD's with favorite songs, ornaments for Christmas weddings, coffee mugs with coffee or hot chocolate packets tucked inside.
Some couples are choosing to make a donation to a favorite charity rather than provide a gift item. In that case, a printed card is included in each place setting which informs the guest of the donation.
Be sure that each item has a thank you note attached. They are likely to be printed although hand written notes are lovely as well.
The placement of the favors depends on the space available. Many brides have the favors arranged on a separate table near the exit for guests to make their own selections. Or you can have your wedding consultant help with the distribution as guests leave the party.