Bridal Shower Favors With a Personal Touch

Ideas for turning ordinary bridal favors into personalized keepsakes.

Bridal showers are a wonderful way to share your excitement and joy with your friends. And a bridal shower favor is a fabulous keepsake that creates lasting memories for everyone.

Something to know is that most everything available as a favor can be personalized. A personalized bridal shower favor can reflect your individual style or it can underline the theme of your big event. So pick the perfect favor, then take it one step further and add an engraving, a monogram, a personalized sticker, ribbon, or wrapper.

Here are some of the most popular favors that when personalized will delight your guests. All of them are available online through specialty wedding sites. Most have a minimum order requirement and the prices do vary, so be a smart shopper and browse around before settling on an order. But most of all, have fun and be creative! Your guests will thank you!

Tins
The bride's name and the date and location of the shower can be printed on a sticker atop a hinged tin or one with a screw-top. Fill them with candles, lip balms, mints, or bath salts.

Matchbooks and Matchboxes
Personalized matches make a clever and practical gift. Put the specifics of the event on the cover of a matchbook or a matchbox, and your guests will think of you each time they light a candle!

Water Bottles
Present your guests with a basket of treats, including a personalized water bottle. This will be especially appreciated on a hot summer afternoon. The labels are usually offered in pastel colors and include the bride's name and the date of the shower. Add a photo of the happy couple for extra flair!

Playing Cards
You can't go wrong with a deck of cards. These are available in a wide range of designs. The back of the card is the perfect place to feature the bride's name and the specifics of her bridal shower event. This personalized bridal shower favor can be enjoyed by the whole family, and you can bet that it will be used over and over again for years to come.

Cameras
Who would have thought that you could dress up a camera? Personalized cameras are a source of guaranteed entertainment. Encourage your guests to shoot candid photos and create lasting, one-of-a-kind mementos that everyone can share. These cameras are preloaded and personalized with the bride's name and the date of the shower in silver, gold, or black lettering.

Magnets
Other favors that are sure to be enjoyed time and again are customized magnets. Choose a design that reflects the theme of the bridal shower, and add the bride's monogram for a personal touch.

Vases
If your shower has a spring or summer theme, no doubt you'll rely on flowers as decorations. Place a single rose bud or lily in a personalized vase, and voila! Your room is transformed into a gorgeous party space, and your guests will be thrilled when they realize they can take these marvelous adornments home with them.

A bridal shower is a very unique occasion, and it's worth taking the time to plan the very best event possible. It doesn't take much to find some standard favor gifts and transform them into memorable keepsakes. Try personalizing!

Written by: VWB