European aristocrats would send their wedding guests home with sugared treats placed in special boxes. These bonbonnieres continued to spread the sweetness of the celebration along with a message of gratitude.
A Way to Say Thank You
When one stops to think about the family and friends who gather to celebrate each wedding day, it helps to spotlight the importance of saying thank you. It is so meaningful to have special people surround you as you celebrate your marriage. Therefore, a gift of gratitude, whether it's token or grand, is a reflection of you and your genuine appreciation.
There is no rule when it comes to wedding favors. Just remember that wedding favors are a reflection of those who give them, and that unique wedding favors are the most fun to receive! Whether you prefer to parallel the lines of tradition or move into modern-day creativity, there is a unique wedding favor waiting to be found!
Make It Personal
Consider the power of personalization when contemplating a unique wedding favor idea. Personalizing favors makes them special and festive. For a small group of recipients, consider a different message directed at each guest. For larger groups, personalize gifts with a special "thank you" poem, the date, the names of the bride and groom, and other relevant info.
Coordinate with Your Wedding Theme
Unique wedding favors can relate to specific wedding themes. If you are having a seasonal wedding, select your favorite aspect of the chosen season and incorporate that into a gift. For example, a winter wedding might have snow globe favors or custom-made snowflake candy. A summer wedding could incorporate shells and sea-glass jewelry into thank you tokens. For more great ideas, visit an overstock store. You'll be immersed in wonderful inspiration at great prices.
Think About Photos
For those wanting to present one "blanket" gift to guests, consider a charity donation that honors your guests. Take a group photo and publish it with an ad in the newspaper to let the world know that your guests are now linked to a generous donation. Or, rent a billboard / sign and have a photo of the bride and groom waving with a personal thank you message to all your guests. Place it where they will be sure to see it as they drive away.
Have you ever walked through a shopping mall and head the giggles of children posing inside a curtained photo booth? A memorable (but expensive) entertainment option would be to rent a photo booth and let the guests enjoy posing for pictures. They would all be able to take home strip after strip of photo memories.
Even something as simple as a jeweled compact with a short inscription like, "you're out of this world" would bring that message of thanks directly into each guest's reflections.
Perhaps lottery tickets, personalized M&M's, blinking light-up jewelry, or gift certificates will provide the right way to say thanks. Remember, too, that packaging is half the fun. Gift bags, baskets, and boxes can all be just as eye-catching and dramatic as the gifts themselves.
Whether you choose a serious wedding favor or a playful one, one that is grandiose or an inexpensive option, your guests will be reminded that they are important and appreciated. They will be able to look at their wedding favor and enjoy everlasting wedding memories.