Many couples planning a Kansas wedding choose favors made from the many crafters and artisans in their state. Websites are available to allow couples from all over Kansas to see the broad range of products available. Take Kansas Home offers a wide selection including goat's milk soaps and lotions. Personal care products are one of the hottest trends in wedding favors across the nation. Arrange these oval soaps in wicker baskets on individual tables to add to the decorations for your country wedding. Also available are bags of coffee, bottles of barbecue sauce, and Tall Grass toffee. Use wedding clip art available from WeddingDNA to personalize any of these goodies with your wedding theme, names and ceremony dates. Kansas Sampler offers sunflower note pads, magnets, bookmarks and stickers with the glorious state flower. Magnets can be placed on metal wine cooler vases for your summer wedding. Stickers can be added to the traditional bag of Jordan almonds. This site also has a large selection of Kansas college and university themed items for the Wildcat or Jayhawk couple.
If you are looking for a more personal favor or something you can create yourself, check out Cooks.com. Here you will find different recipes for sunflower cookies, a perfect Kansas favor. Have these created by a bakery for a large wedding or gather your friends and family for a baking session for a more intimate ceremony. Tie them up in traditional tulle or offer them to guests in small pails with specialty teas and paper doilies. Everyone knows about those ruby slippers and a little girl with her dog, Toto -- celebrate this Kansas icon with Wizard of Oz items from Fun to Collect. Here you will find mugs to fill with treats or notebooks to personalize. Add a touch of whimsy to your favor bags by adding a Dorothy charm to your ribbons.
A walk through the local craft store will help couples on a budget keep wedding favors from becoming budget busters. You'll find craft sticks, buckets to decorate, and silk sunflowers to give any favor a Kansas flare. For example, inexpensive plastic buckets can be filled with florists foam. Glue sturdy stems of popsicle sticks or real branches to sunflower notebooks to create a vase of blooming favors. Place the buckets on individual tables to pull double duty as decorations and favors. Small net bags are available in many colors to bag up a soap and lotion with a candy treat. Spray paint second hand store baskets with gold paint to offer these handmade goodies in an upscale manner. Stuff them into cowboy boots for a western wedding, or arrange them in rows with fresh flowers for a garden ceremony. Let your imagination take over and create a favor display which highlights your theme as well as decorates your reception location.
Wedding favors are small gifts the bridal couple offers to everyone as a thank you for joining in the celebration of the big day. These tokens were never meant to place couples in financial trouble or be the cause of added wedding stress. Your guests have participated because they love you and want to witness the beginning of your new life. Keep these ideas in the forefront when shopping for Kansas wedding favors. This part of your planning should be fun and creative, not stressful and nerve wracking. Any item you choose, if it conveys your sincere thanks, is perfect, regardless of the cost or complexity.