Springtime is best known for flowers, and flowers mean romance; therefore, flowers naturally evoke the loving sentiment of a springtime wedding. Garden wedding favors for your guests are a lovely option. Choosing fresh, garden flowers to mix up with the traditional roses and lilies from your florist will add a personalized touch to your celebration. Spring blooms such as irises, daisies, tulips or even daffodils and pansies can be packaged in a variety of ways and given to your guests as gifts.
Your spring garden wedding favors could be old-fashioned nosegays tied with curling ribbon and a spray of baby's breath, or corsages and boutonnieres. You can also present a single flower in a small bud vase which can be kept as a memento.
Artificial flowers can add a less-fragile touch to many different types of spring wedding favors. A popular craft to emerge within the past few years are flower pens made with a single large flower and floral tape; you can play up this theme and make it more formal by using a fountain pen and adding a spray of craft pearls and long, thin satin ribbons or a big tulle bow with your flower. Another gift that works especially well with a single large flower is a simple, small paper box (which can be found in bulk in catalogues or craft supply stores) with the big flower and flowing ribbons glued on top, which you can fill with small candies or a charm (or birdseed to throw at the bride and groom!).
A small potted plant is a nice, lasting choice for a spring wedding favor, and reflects the theme of growth and change which is being embraced by the bride and groom. You may choose to split up pony packs of petunias or pansies, and decorate them with tulle and ribbon to give as wedding favors. These will be replanted in the guest's garden and live on to remind them of the givers.
Another trend that has gained widespread popularity in recent years is the giving of baby trees for the guests to take away and plant where they choose. First popularized by the Arbor Day Foundation, this tradition weaves a nice philosophy into your wedding: the continuation of life and the spirit of giving back to the planet; being part of something greater. There are also several organizations which will provide a service of planting trees for you, and you can present your guest with a lovely card stating that a tree has been planted in their honor.
Another fun and popular variation on the theme of planting is the giving of seed packets as spring wedding favors. These can be presented in a number of ways, for example in a hand-lettered, decorated envelope or mounted on a card. You may even want to package your seed packets with potpourri and tea sachets.
Spring is a season bursting with life, and your big day should reflect that. All of your special touches will be accented by sunshine, green grass and fresh air to create an impression your guests won't soon forget. When choosing your spring wedding favors, go by what feels the most vibrant and festive to you and you can't be wrong.