Love is Delicious
Yum, yum -- try heart-shaped candy treats for your wedding favors. Find a vendor who will print sweet sayings on the candy, like "┬?Love is Forever",┬? "┬?Sweet Love"┬? or even "Mary and Bill, August 19th"┬?.
Oversized heart-shaped cookies are a cute and unique wedding favor idea. If you're planning a small wedding or if you have a lot of helping hands at your disposal, you can even make these yourself. Otherwise, call bakeries or look online for a service that will make these special treats and will frost them with your and your groom's initials.
Your guests will also love small packages of gourmet cookie mix with heart cookie cutters attached so they can bake up their own treats at home.
A Favor Worth a Thousand Words
Buy heart-shaped picture frames and place disposable cameras at each table. Encourage your guests to take memorable shots during the reception. When they get home, your guests can develop the pictures and share them around to fill their keepsake frames.
Silver is the traditional color for a wedding frame, but you will probably want a more economical answer, especially if you're inviting a lot of guests. Check out heart-shaped frames in wood, ceramic or other materials, and seek out miniature sized frames.
Drink and Be Merry
Wine stoppers make great wedding favors. Select wine stoppers with a heart shape on top, or with engraved hearts.
You can also give small bottles of wine with a heart on the label around your names. Offer sparkling cider instead for guests who choose not to drink or for children, if you have invited them.
Votives -- small candles -- are charming in a bowl of water as table centerpieces. Place heart-shaped votives in the bowl, then sprinkle unlit candles around each centerpiece. Before they leave, encourage guests to take the unlit candles home as a wedding memento.
You can also give candle holders with heart decorations along with a simple, small white candle as favors.
Order little trinket boxes with hearts on the lid. These can be made of ceramic, glass, resin or wood. For a smaller wedding, you might want to consider buying small, plain boxes and painting or decoupaging the hearts on yourself. Decoupage involves cutting out the desired decorations and coating them with thin glue, which then dries clear. Instructions for this easy, elegant technique can be found online or at your local craft store.
Pack it Up
You can also place the wedding favors of your choice in heart-shaped cardboard ├?┬?favor boxes├?┬?. Have these printed with your wedding information. White is an elegant color for a wedding favor box, but some couples choose favor boxes in colors that match their wedding and reception theme.
Make a Splash
Spa products for the bath are a very popular gift. Look for heart bath "fizzies," which produce bubbles when immersed in water, or heart-shaped soaps.
Make hearts the decorative finishing touch on your wedding favors. Try out these ideas: