CD wedding favors are your chance to thank the people you love, in a most unique way, for sharing and enriching such a special day. Unfortunately, many well-intended wedding favors end up thrown into that telltale kitchen drawer or quietly discarded on trash day. They may be attractive or cute, but when they are not particularly meaningful they are easily forgotten. CDs make especially personal wedding favors because they can capture the memory of the wedding day itself, through music or even a photo slideshow that guests can play at home on their computers.
The simplest way to create a wedding CD favor is to record copies of your wedding music selections, including the first dance, your dedication songs, and any special music included in the ceremony. To this you can add appropriate music from your own collection, perhaps incorporating your wedding theme. Remember to include a nice range of selections so that all of your guests can relate to and enjoy the music.
Another alternative, of course, is to select an already-produced CD of a particular genre that is relevant to your wedding. If you have a Christmas-themed wedding, a collection of Christmas classics would be a wonderful favor. On the other hand, if your entire affair reflects a tropical day, then island music is the way to go! A CD like this may not be as nostalgic, but may get a lot of use.
For a more elaborate but personal CD production, include a photo slideshow to accompany your music. Consider pictures of the bride and groom as children or on some of your historic dates. Family and friends pictures including memebers of the wedding party may also be fun for the guests. Slideshows can incorporate specific thank you messages and special effects, dedications, or even special words from your vows. This truly customized presentation will give you the most control and artistic expression for creating a sincerely meaningful memento.
You can have music or slideshow CDs produced specially for you, or do it yourself with the appropriate software. If burning large quantities of CDs is an overwhelming process, you can produce one and then have the rest professionally copied. Professional companies will personalize your CD with a full color cover including your names, photo, and the date of your wedding. Just ensure that you choose a company that will work with you on your project so that the final product is one you will cherish.
There are so many possibilities for creating a customized and heartfelt CD wedding favor. Whether the final product evokes tears or laughter, or a little of each, your guests will always be able to pop that CD in its player and remember a day when the two of you said your vows and began a life together.