Your wedding favors are your guests' way to remember the day. Maine offers inspiration for a host of creative wedding favor ideas, from traditional to trendy. Try these unique ideas for wedding favors your guests will love.
The wedding trend today is toward smaller, usable gifts in oversized bags or boxes. Try miniature soaps in wedding and Maine-related shapes. Hugs and kisses-shaped (Xs and Os) soaps are the perfect wedding favor gift; buy them in wedding white or in colors that match your reception decorations. Or choose soaps that match Maine's seasonal beauty, such as autumn leaf or spring flower shapes. Bath confetti is also a top pick. Wrap your favors in a cheery bag and tie with a grosgrain ribbon for down-home charm.
Try a taste of Maine for memorable wedding favors. Maine is the country's largest producer of blueberries and is also known for its maple syrup offerings. Try some locally-produced blueberry preserves or blueberry syrup; have it canned in miniature jars and personalized the labels with your information. Maple sugar and maple syrups are also sensational wedding favor gifts for your Maine ceremony.
Images of Maine
Another way to add a bit of Maine to your wedding favors is to use New England images that are familiar to everyone. A tiny lighthouse that really lights, small candleholders with lobsters or crabs etched into the glass or a sprig of cranberries tied to an artsy mug are all sure to please. You can also use images on the bag or box itself. If you're short on funds or simply love a do-it-yourself project, use stencils and paint or a stamp pad to decorate your wedding favor bags.
Brides who are sticklers for authenticity will want to purchase wedding favors from local Maine establishments. Take a day trip and visit various shops for ideas. Look for locally made chocolates or home grown fruits and other produce. Delicate hand soaps, maple sugar candy bites and wonderful miniature household decorations can all be had in this creative and personality-packed state.
Destination wedding brides and grooms can get a preview of what Maine shops have to offer by shopping online. Try all-inclusive wedding sites such as brides.com
for ideas. Such sites will tell you where wedding favor shops are located, how to purchase certain favors online and how to obtain catalogs.
Wrapping it All Up
Don't forget the wrapping when choosing your wedding favors! Try cloth or parchment paper bags instead of netting for a very up-to-the-minute look. Tie bags with rough-spun bows and attach tiny seashells or dried berries to the tags. The containers themselves can serve as wrapping; for example, an adorable mini crock pot of raspberry preserves is a decoration all by itself.
Larger weddings may call for scaling back on the extravagance of your wedding favors. If you're feeling financially pinched, ask your wedding favor vendor for lower cost options. Most Maine vendors have budget conscious and gorgeous choices. Take advantage of the many options this state has to offer and pick the favors your guests will always remember!