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When it comes to wedding favors we all want to be innovative and come up with a new and enticing idea for the gifts. But then we begin to consider our options and all of the favors seem to have already been used in one way or another. But you have to remember that there are multiple sides to one singular item, meaning that you can choose the most random object and give it a unique appearance through a personalized detail on it.

Cactus Wedding Favor (Source: 4.bp.blogspot.com)

Cactus Wedding Favor (Source: 4.bp.blogspot.com)

From all the gifts you can use as wedding favors, probably all have a soft look to them which means that cacti plants have never even crossed your mind to use as favors on your wedding day. But just to set things straight, there is more to the cactus than thorns. There are multiple species, some without thorns whatsoever, and with beautiful flowers of different coloration, depending on the species – red, pink, yellow, white or orange.

Cactus Wedding Favor (Source: design-decor-staging.com)

Cactus Wedding Favor (Source: design-decor-staging.com)

So consider that you are actually giving your wedding guests a wedding favor that will last a lifetime. Cacti in general do not require too much tending and can survive in almost all types of surroundings so it isn’t required to create specific environmental conditions. More so, you are going to have eco-friendly wedding favors. You can have miniature pots in which the cacti plants are held and you can have these containers decorated more festively so as to allude to the wedding. Thus the wedding favors will have your own personal signature.

Cactus Wedding Favor (Source: farm4.static.flickr.com)

Cactus Wedding Favor (Source: farm4.static.flickr.com)

If you are into gardening and you love flowers and even have a greenhouse filled with these plants, you can create your very own wedding favors. So you will have both green and ‘do it yourself’ gifts. If not, there are specific places from where you can purchase these. Just don’t forget the ‘thank you’ card. If you intend to have less formal wedding favors, you can choose an amusing card with maybe a cartoonish cactus design on one corner and which is inscribed with more funny-looking lettering. Everything lies in the detailing so you should take your time when deciding how to adorn the wedding favors.  

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There are some people who regard the whole custom of giving away wedding favors as an unnecessary expense because the guest are more likely never to use the gift received with the occasion. But if you share this opinion, it is more likely that the stress is talking, combined with the worry that you might not fit into the budget with all these unforeseen expenses that continue to appear when you expect the least.

Letter Opener Wedding Favor (Source: 2as1weddingfavors.com)

Letter Opener Wedding Favor (Source: 2as1weddingfavors.com)

Try to think of wedding favors from a different perspective: that of the invitee. You have probably been in that position yourself so remember the expression on your face when you have been presented with wedding favors. These gifts should not become a burden for you mostly because you are trying to convey a positive message by handing them over to your guests. You are showing your gratitude for their attendance to your special day. And the favor is meant to remind them of the wedding.

Letter Opener Wedding Favor (Source: myitalianweddingfavors.com)

Letter Opener Wedding Favor (Source: myitalianweddingfavors.com)

If you want to make sure that the wedding favor is useful, then you should chose the gift based on its practicality. Let’s take for example a letter opener. This seems like the most common object out there. But the beauty of the approaching wedding is that you can have these items decorated so as to fit the occasion. If you have a themed wedding, you can have specific designs for the letter opener so as to become a part of the idea you put forth through the décor. If you want to put an emphasis on elegancy, then a letter opener bejeweled with rhinestones or a beautiful Murano glass opener can attain this.

Letter Opener Wedding Favor (Source: joyfulbrideonline.com)

Letter Opener Wedding Favor (Source: joyfulbrideonline.com)

These are going to cost you a little extra so you should establish your budget for the wedding favors in advance. If you want a more informal item but you want to have the model chosen allude to the wedding, there are many letter openers which have the word ‘love’ engraved on them or are heart shaped. You will be certain that the guests will make good use of such a gift, not to mention that they will be appreciative of your gesture thorough which you thank them for their presence at the wedding.    

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If you are a wine connoisseur and you want to share your fine taste for winery with your wedding invitees, you can opt for miniature wine wedding favors. This will give the gifts a more refined allure and you will have the certainty that the guests will appreciate your gesture. Because who does not appreciate a fine wine?

Miniature Wines Wedding Favors (Source: s6.thisnext.com)

Miniature Wines Wedding Favors (Source: s6.thisnext.com)

The options you have for your wedding favors differ extensively. You can either contact your preferred vineyard and order the bottles directly from the producer if it is possible to have miniature bottles, or you can simply visit a specialized store and purchase the wine from there. The latter variant can also give you the opportunity to personalize the bottles so as to be suitable for the event. This means that you can add detailing so as to be wedding-related.

Miniature Wines Wedding Favors (Source: the-weddingvendors.com)

Miniature Wines Wedding Favors (Source: the-weddingvendors.com)

For example, you can have the picture of you and your soon to be spouse on the bottles, you can add a thank you card and even some festive decorations, such as golden or silver foil capsules. For a more elegant look you can add a hot stamp on the label as this will make the gift veritable. The presentation is important so while you are interested in matching the gift with the importance of the event – your wedding, you have to maintain that refined look that has been previously mention. And this means that you should not overdue with your choice of decorations.

Miniature Wines Wedding Favors (Source: theweddingfavors.info)

Miniature Wines Wedding Favors (Source: theweddingfavors.info)

In terms of the wine, you have a wide selection of assortments to choose from. Whether it is white, red or rosé, you have different types at your disposal. For a white wine, you can choose a Chardonnay Torrontes which originates in Argentina. This wine has a moderate acidity and the fragrance is reminiscent of apricots, honeysuckles and apples. This is a sweet white wine. But if you prefer to have a dry assortment, you can find it on the market.

The miniature wines are quarter size bottles which contain usually 187 ml. This means that it is enough to fill a large glass of wine or 1 and ½ regular wine glasses. So you will present your guests with a distinguished wedding favor, so to speak. You do not give them something common, but a more elegant gift which is appropriate for the occasion at hand.

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Finding the right wedding favor for your special day is not that easy. You have to take many things into consideration such as the budget allocated for these gifts, the message you want to convey as well as the preferences of the invitees. As it is impossible to guess what each guest might appreciate, you have to keep away from the specific favors that are addressed to particular individuals so as to avoid making someone feel uncomfortable. So you should opt for more general gifts which will have a good impact on the wedding attendees.

Jam Wedding Favor (Source: owgd3.onewebgroup.net)

Jam Wedding Favor (Source: owgd3.onewebgroup.net)

The theme you have chosen for the party is also important if you are interested in conveying the same message through your wedding favors. Jam wedding favors can put a stop to your wandering in and out of stores in the search for the perfect gifts. This is something that any type of guest would appreciate: young or old, man or woman, modern or more of an old-fashioned type.

While jam wedding favors are usually used for autumn or winter wedding, this is not a rule and you can adopt the idea of jam wedding favors to your wedding regarding of the season in which it takes place. However, it would be a good idea to have the jam made out of in-season fruits so as to maintain the connection to the time of the year in which you are getting married.

Jam Wedding Favor (Source: 4.bp.blogspot.com)

Jam Wedding Favor (Source: 4.bp.blogspot.com)

The advantage of this wedding favor is that it will help you save a lot of money, especially if you take it upon yourself to make the jam. This will give you the freedom of adding whatever detailing you deem appropriate on the containers so as to make the gift reminiscent of the wedding day. Because this is a ‘do it yourself’ wedding favor, you can accentuate this by having handwritten ‘thank you’ cards.

Jam Wedding Favor (Source: intimateweddings.com)

Jam Wedding Favor (Source: intimateweddings.com)

These can either be placed on the jars or you can add them to the container by crossing a thread through a hole made at one end of the card and tying it around the jar. If you want to obtain a more bucolic look, so as to bring awareness that the wedding favors are homemade, you can use a rustic thread to tie the paper that goes around the lid of the jar. You should also mention the type of jam the wedding favors consist of and if you want to add the name or the event on the card it is up to you.     

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You have probably heard that presentation is everything. And this applies to different areas of our existence. Take for example a job interview. If you are going to be interviewed with the prospect of getting a place of employment, you will dress adequately so as to make a good first impression. And the same goes for different aspects of life.

Elegant Wedding Favor Boxes (Source: 2.bp.blogspot.com)

Elegant Wedding Favor Boxes (Source: 2.bp.blogspot.com)

For wedding favors, the same concept is applicable. You want to make the guests be amazed by the gifts you present them with. And that is why you put a lot of thought into finding the appropriate gift wrapper. There are many options you have: from boxes to pouches or bags, and from jars and glass containers to tins. And the choice is connected also the type of wedding favor you are having.

Elegant Wedding Favor Boxes (Source: weddingfavors.org)

Elegant Wedding Favor Boxes (Source: weddingfavors.org)

Many people choose elegant boxes as the containers for their wedding favors because these have a stylish allure to them. Regardless of the wedding favor you choose, be it an edible favor such as candy treats or a decorative object, wrapping it into a box makes the gift more special. The boxes come in diverse shapes and sizes and you can be innovative with the design chosen for them. You can have square, rectangular, triangular or round boxes and you can have them colored as the wedding décor, thus creating unity between all the elements of the wedding. In order to have a more appealing wedding favor, you should have a chic ribbon tied around the box.

Elegant Wedding Favor Boxes (Source: favorstudio.com)

Elegant Wedding Favor Boxes (Source: favorstudio.com)

Elegant detailing can also convey a more sophisticated look. For example, if you have an Asian themed wedding, the boxes can be decorated with cherry blossoms, beautifully engraved on each side of the container. If you opt for detailing on the boxes, you should definitely not inscribe your names on them. This will make all the elements seem clustered and will not make a good impression on your guests. In fact, if elegance is what you are going for, you should not write your names on the boxes irrespective of the design chosen. If you really want to mention this as well as the date of the wedding, you can do so in the interior of the lid.       

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Nothing alludes more to the fairytale you are living on your wedding day than ‘happily ever after’ wedding favors. Every woman dream of her wedding and wants to look stunning and experience the most beautiful and romantic moments of her life in that special day. And that is why many choose a fairytale themed wedding so as to emphasize that idyllic atmosphere that is usually depicted in folk stories.

Wedding Favors + Happily Ever After (Source: trulyweddingfavors.com)

Wedding Favors + Happily Ever After (Source: trulyweddingfavors.com)

We are brought up with stories like ‘Cinderella’, ‘Snow White’ or ‘Beauty and the Beast’. And the theme put forth by each and every one of these is that true love exists and once you have founded it you are more certainly going to live a happy life alongside your better half. And because we want to actually believe that this is the life that awaits us after marriage, we spread the thought among our wedding guests with the help of wedding favors.

Wedding Favors + Happily Ever After (Source: wedding-splendor.com)

Wedding Favors + Happily Ever After (Source: wedding-splendor.com)

The gifts can literally say ‘happily ever after’, meaning that you can have a card on which you inscribe the message or you can choose an element from the aforementioned fairytales which puts forth this idea. If you prefer the first variant, you should at least choose something romantic as a wedding favor, such as candles or heart shaped decorative objects. In the latter categories, we encounter castles or carriages, both being reminiscent of fairytales. These can either be decorations or you can have candles shaped as Cinderella’s carriage (the one that took her to the ball), or photo frames that have specific detailing on them such as a castle or a glass slipper.

Wedding Favors + Happily Ever After (Source: feeds2.yourstorewizards.com)

Wedding Favors + Happily Ever After (Source: feeds2.yourstorewizards.com)

But nothing says ‘they lived happily ever after’ more than the silhouettes of the bride and the groom in each other arms – a ceramic statuette can be one option. But there are many ways in which you can transmit this message of never-ending happiness and true love. You just have to think of the best way in which you can do this while still giving the wedding favors a person touch. You have to make sure that the gifts will reflect your personality and thus make the guests associate the presents with the ones who have offered them.           

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You might have not known this but Jordan Almonds are high in meaning. While many are prone to buy these as wedding favors due to their coloration and to the general aspect conveyed to the gifts, Jordan almonds actually have a specific significance, especially to Italians and Greeks. First of all, these are sugarcoated treats. The fresh almond symbolizes life due to the fact that it tastes bittersweet. Because life is filled with both happy and sad moments, the almonds are used to represent this. The layer of sugar that embraces the candy is meant to suggest that the bride and the groom will have a life filled with happiness rather than sorrow, thus turning the balance in their favor.

Colored Jordan Almond Wedding Favors (Source: images.dexknows.com)

Colored Jordan Almond Wedding Favors (Source: images.dexknows.com)

For Greeks, the meaning goes eve further. The candies are presented in small bags in odd numbers and this represents the strong unity of the newlyweds. They are meant to share everything from now on and whatever might come between them, they will not be separated (this meaning has developed because the odd numbers cannot be divided). Italians wrap only five Jordan almonds to give to their invitees and the number is actually representative for what everyone hopes for the happy couple to experience in life: happiness, health, prosperity, long life and fertility. As you can see there is more to this wedding favor than meets the eye.

Colored Jordan Almond Wedding Favors (Source: ohnuts.com)

Colored Jordan Almond Wedding Favors (Source: ohnuts.com)

Even if you are not having a Greek or Italian wedding you can still get your inspiration from the traditions put forth by these cultures. The messages conveyed through the favors are touching and they are definitely deep. Even if no one has a clue of these meanings, at least you and your spouse know their connotation. On the other hand, you have to consider the impact that the gifts themselves will have on the invitees. These are fancy, elegant candies and are colored in a multitude of hues thus giving the whole package a wonderful and vivid coloration.

Colored Jordan Almond Wedding Favors (Source: images.weddingaccessories.net)

Colored Jordan Almond Wedding Favors (Source: images.weddingaccessories.net)

The Jordan almonds can be bought in bulk which means that you will spend less on the favors and you also have the opportunity to wrap them as you please. You can choose small bags, boxes or pouches. If you want the candies themselves to ‘work their magic’ with the presentation, then you should opt for transparent packaging thus revealing the colorful treats. For a more classy wrapping, boxes with elegant engravings on them are appropriate.            

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The great thing about wedding favors is that you can let your imagination run free. There are no rules regarding of what you can and cannot give away on your wedding day. Even if it has become a common practice to have gifts that are reminiscent of the wedding day, either through an inscription elegantly made on the gift of choice or whether through an engraving that ‘screams’ of wedding and love, you do not have to follow this pattern.

Do Not Disturb Wedding Favors (Source: us.123rf.com)

Do Not Disturb Wedding Favors (Source: us.123rf.com)

It is your wedding so you can do whatever you want: from edible wedding favors, to funny gifts or decorative objects, from serious wedding favors or practical items which are used on a daily basis to abstract wedding favors. The sky is the limit. Just close your eyes and let the ideas come to you.

Do Not Disturb Wedding Favors (Source: 1.bp.blogspot.com)

Do Not Disturb Wedding Favors (Source: 1.bp.blogspot.com)

‘Do not disturb’ wedding favors are one alternative you have. No one says that you cannot have fun with these gifts. The inscription can be made on different items, but these have to be connected to the message put forth, meaning that they should be designated for an activity that should not be interfered with. For instance, you can have the message inscribed on a sleep mask. This can be more funny-looking if you have is colored in all sorts of tones and if you add some cartoonish drawings on it such as clouds.

Do Not Disturb Wedding Favors (Source: mibrideandgroom.com.au)

Do Not Disturb Wedding Favors (Source: mibrideandgroom.com.au)

For a more elegant look, you can choose a satin sleep mask with the ‘do not disturb’ message being stylishly embroidered. There are many models available so you will not lack options. But DND wedding favors can also consist of door hanger signs. These can have a humorous note to them such as depicting an angry looking caricature banning access in the room. These types of wedding favors are both useful and nice. Even if there is nothing about them to allude to the wedding, at least you know that you have given your invitees practical wedding favors which they are bound to use with pleasure.          

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The wedding favors represent such an important part of your wedding because they are designated to remind your guest of the lovely time they have spent with you on your wedding day. It is true that the photos are the ones to take the guests back to that special day as the exact moments are caught on camera. But no one will take out the photo album too often just to look back on that day. The wedding favors on the other hand can be reminiscent of your wedding if you choose the proper gifts. This refers to having practical favors that are bound to be used often by the invitees thus keeping the memory of your wedding alive as much as possible.

Champagne Flute And Wedding Favors (Source: cf.mp-cdn.net)

Champagne Flute And Wedding Favors (Source: cf.mp-cdn.net)

Champagne flues are both practical and elegant items and because of these they make the perfect wedding favors. Not to mention that they are not common glasses which are used ordinarily. No, the champagne flutes are designed with one purpose in mind: to be used at festive gatherings whenever something important is worth celebrating. So you will have found the best way in which to thank your guests for their attendance to your wedding. The flutes are going to be brought out on every significant moment that will take place in the guests’ lives.

Champagne Flute And Wedding Favors (Source: business-gifts-express.co.uk)

Champagne Flute And Wedding Favors (Source: business-gifts-express.co.uk)

For instance, if a person is promoted or manages to buy a house, the accomplishment demands for a toast and champagne is usually the beverage used for the occasion. And in these circumstances, the flutes would have served two purposes: celebrating the new important event and reminding of the previous one which has brought the guests in possession of the glasses they are presently using. So the memory of your wedding will intertwine with the other important events in their lives.

Champagne Flute And Wedding Favors (Source: hotref.com)

Champagne Flute And Wedding Favors (Source: hotref.com)

It has been established that the champagne flutes are wonderful wedding favors. Now, you have to make sure that you choose them wisely. It is better to abstain yourself from engraving your name on the flutes if you want these to be used in the future and not kept as a decorative objects. So you should emphasize their purpose in other ways such as engraving a symbol which alludes to marriage, love or unity. If you want to be innovative, you should opt for unique models such as silver pleated stems or ceramic stems with an interesting design on them. This will differentiate them from ordinary champagne flutes which can be found in every store.            

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The much awaited day is just around the corner and you have still so many things to plan. Your wedding should not get you all stressed out – but this occur most of the times because you want everything to be perfect and each detail to be in its rightful place. If you lack in ideas for your wedding favors, we will make this easier for you. Candy wedding favors are an inspired choice for this occasion because on the one hand, there is not way you can go wrong with candy, and on the other hand, you have the chance to create the most attractive wedding favors anyone has ever seen.

Candy For Wedding Favors (Source: icorners.com)

Candy For Wedding Favors (Source: icorners.com)

The process in itself is not difficult and with a little creativity, you will make wonders. The best thing about candy wedding favors is that you have a multitude of colors at your disposal to use as you deem appropriate. Consider also the economic side of the matter. Buying candy in bulk is going to save you a substantial amount of money. And this allows you to have DIY wedding favors (‘do it yourself’).

Candy For Wedding Favors (Source: blog.4over4.com)

Candy For Wedding Favors (Source: blog.4over4.com)

What you have to decide now is the way in which you want to present the gifts. On option is to have a candy bar and this means that your guests can help themselves to all the treats available. Having a special corner dedicated to your wedding favors is a great idea. You can use larger containers in which you place the colorful candy and the invitees can indulge themselves with whatever they want.

Candy For Wedding Favors (Source: netdna.goodthingsweddingfavors.com)

Candy For Wedding Favors (Source: netdna.goodthingsweddingfavors.com)

If you do not want to use this idea, maybe because you consider that some guests might not even go near the candy bar out of shyness or what not, you can simply wrapped the candy in special containers. The decision in this regard is again hard to take because there are many variants available: tins, boxes, jars or cellophane wrappers can all be used for this purpose. But your options do not stop here.

Candy For Wedding Favors (Source: myweddingfavors.com)

Candy For Wedding Favors (Source: myweddingfavors.com)

Candy wedding favors do not have to consist of a multitude of sweet treats. You can have a single candy wrapped elegantly in a special packaging. Lollipops or better yet, apples dipped in chocolate can also be used as wedding favors. If you have set your mind to giving edible wedding favors, then candy favors are the perfect solution, more so as these do not require a lot of time and effort to wrap them beautifully.      

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