Aside from serving as wedding keepsakes, wedding favors can also be a part of the decorative accessories that can give a touch of accent onto the reception tables. Therefore, it is very important to choose wedding favors with proper care and attention.
When making homemade wedding favors, consider beautiful favor packaging. Start making homemade favors in advance so that you will have plenty of time to make the accessories more personal. In order to make personalized favor packaging, use personalized ribbons, or including your names and other wedding info. Hand printing can make a wonderful personal touch, but if it won’t work because you don’t have the best penmanship, use your computer and printer at home. You may also hire a professional calligrapher to do the job for you.
Consider wedding favors that are functional as well. Picture frames or place card holders that usually used to hold place cards can double as wedding favors at the end of the occasion. That idea can make a practical suggestion, especially for those couples who are on a tight budget.
Table centerpieces may also consist of several wedding favors. Also known as breakaway favor centerpieces, they are often a cluster of fresh flowers in several small vases. Of course, you can use other alternatives aside from flowers, such as stacking a number of favor boxes on a separate table, and before the finale, encourage each guest to get one as a take-home present.
Another creative idea where wedding favors are involved is making hanging decorations for the reception chairs. If there’s no more space on the table, you can hang each favor on each chair. This is a clever way of presenting wedding favors to your guests, and will also accentuate the reception chairs. To hang the favors, you can use mini favor bags with handles or tie ribbons to the favors and hang them on the chairs.
For a Christmas wedding, you may opt to make a Christmas tree or more where you can hang you wedding favors. Mini potted trees can make a wonderful table accents, but try to give a twist by making each tree look like a Christmas tree with your favors hanging. You can hang little favor bags filled with button candies or each bag may contain a fortune cookie.
Another popular decorative favors are candles. Wedding candles are perfect if you are looking for something that can make a romantic appeal on your table setting. Choose wedding candles that match with wedding reception colors. Have each candle personalized, or you can pick stylish votive holders that will serve as favors of your wedding.
Search the Internet to find some more decorative favors. Other possible favors that can can make a good accent on the reception tables are colored soap favors in a clever shape, wedding bells, coaster favors, flower or butterfly favors and the likes. There are thousands of online stores that carry a wide assortment of such wedding accessories, at reasonable prices.