Weddings can be large or small, lavish or simple, and so can wedding favors. Of course things like budgets and the size of the guest list will play a part in your selection of wedding favors, but with a little planning and creativity, everyone can leave your wedding carrying a gift with which to remind themselves of your special day.
Wedding planners, bride's magazines, and family traditions all play a part in your selection of party favors. Many people who have smaller, informal weddings prefer photographs of the new couple, and small photo albums, personalized with your names and the date of the wedding are good choices as wedding favors, especially when you send photos of the wedding, the guest at the wedding, and honeymoon photos along with your thank you notes. There are many choices at bridal shops, gift stores, and that can be ordered from wedding planners. You can also shop online for great deals on personalized wedding favors, no matter what your budget might be.
Wedding bell place card holders or wedding bells custom engraved as place cards are good, functional wedding favors. Should you choose not to throw rice at your wedding, if you provide the guests with a bottle of wedding bubbles, personalized with a ribbon color coordinated, and embossed with the name and wedding date, can allow you to leave the reception to a shower of beautiful incandescent bubbles.
Everyone loves candles, and small votive candles in tins engraved with your names and wedding date can be inexpensive wedding favors anyone will enjoy. Packets of flower seeds can be ordered, and come with the names and date of the wedding, to be given as wedding favors. This is particularly touching, and each flower seed package comes with its own special message. For example, SweetPeas seeds are especially appropriate as wedding favors and come with this saying on the package: "Traditionally flowers are grown with the belief that they create a special bond between each of us which is never broken. Sweet Peas in particular symbolize lifelong pleasure and happiness.
It would be an honor if you would please accept and plant these Sweet Pea seeds in upholding this cherished tradition." If you get lucky, you might even return from your honeymoon to discover that some seeds had been planted by loving hands in your own flower garden as a special good luck wish for your future. No matter what you choose to give as wedding favors, just remember that it is not so much the gift itself as it is the spirit in which the gift is given that makes wedding favors so special.