The word "daisy" evokes images of summer and simple beauty, of running barefoot through fields of fragrant flowers. Daisies are linked to many love songs and poems. "He loves me, he loves me not..." is forever tied to the floating petals of daisies and wishes. The popularity of daisy-themed weddings is on the rise, and with this increased daisy surge comes the need for creative daisy wedding favors.
Many people believe that daisies come in one variety: flowers with white petals and yellow centers. Although this describes some of the most popular daisies, there are an impressive variety of colors and blooms within the daisy family. Daisy-themed weddings need only be white and yellow if that is your preference. However, if you love pink and purple or even red, these are all authentic daisy colors too. Following is a list of daisy types and bloom colors:
- Wild Daisies: white with yellow centers.
- Gerber Daisies: yellow, orange and red.
- Gloriosa Daisies: (commonly known as Black-eyed Susans,) yellow with black or brown centers.
- Shasta Daisies: white with yellow centers.
- Painted Daisies: tricolor blooms.
- Dahlberg Daisies: yellow.
- Swan River Daisies: white, blue, or pink.
- English Daisies: pink, white, or purple.
- African Daisies: purple, cream, yellow, orange, red.
Daisy wedding favors can be as diverse and festive as wedding colors themselves. Consider the following list of daisy wedding favor ideas:
Edible Treats: Place colorful daisy lollipops in little pots, or supply decorated tins of daisy-shaped mints. How about daisy shaped cookies or chocolates? There are many tantalizing gourmet treats available with daisy themes.
Fill silk or organza pouches with actual daisy seeds and tie with festive ribbon.
Glue silk daisies to miniature picture frames or bottles of bubbles (which can be ordered with your names and the wedding date printed on the bottle).
Daisy patterned fabric photo albums.
Daisy shaped soaps, toiletries and daisy scented body sprays.
Daisy candle lamp.
Daisy place card clips: these can double as photo holders for your guests.
Daisy decorated playing cards.
Daisy trimmed keepsake boxes.
Daisy tea lights.
It's important to remember that presentation plays a large role in wedding favors. Therefore, an elegant daisy box can hold any type of favor you may wish to give. On the other hand, if large quantities of elegant daisy boxes seem overwhelming, you can wrap any wedding favor in inexpensive tulle and simply glue a small silk daisy on the outside. Themed favors are lovely and fun to receive, but they should not make you feel obligated or stressed. Whether you choose an ornate and intricate gift or a token presentation, your guests will appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Daisy wedding favors will forever carry the freedom and beauty of summer to those lucky guests who receive them. Yet, most important of all, they will be a constant reminder of a day filled with flowers and promises, vows and happiness.