Wedding favors have always been a nice, personal gesture to include in your wedding preparations. Unfortunately, there are too many "cookie-cutter" type favors out there, which portray the couple's lack of interest in providing something unique.
Here is a Wedding Favor Creator for you to use for your upcoming wedding or one that you're planning for your best friend. You can mix and match to your heart's content and according to the budget you have.
Small containers to use for candies, chocolates, small floating candles, decorative soaps, etc. (many of them can be purchased at your local dollar store)
tiny wicker baskets or straw hats
flat shells (scallops)
small filigree metal boxes
decorated wooden boxes
small decorative dish
tiny flower pots
little tin watering cans
ceramic spoon rest
Fillings to add to your favor containers
heart-shaped candies or chocolates
Hershey's kisses and hugs
small floating candles
gourmet or flavored coffee - enough for one pot
little decorative soaps
wild flower seed packets or small quantity of seeds with planting instructions, wrapped in colored cellophane
bath oil beads
small bag of mixed spice (cinnamon/nutmeg) and your favorite apple pie recipe
packets of specialty tea
hot chocolate and cinnamon mix - enough for one mug
Sample sayings and poems to write or print onto a small note card along with your names and wedding date (punch a hole in the card and attach a ribbon to tie to your favors)
Please plant these to celebrate our growing love (for bulbs, seeds)
All things grow with love (for bulbs, seeds)
Our flame of love will always be bright (for candles)
Hugs and Kisses from the new Mr. And Mrs! (for Hershey's kisses and/or hugs)
Heart-felt wishes from the new Mr. And Mrs. (for anything heart-shaped)
Love lives in happy hearts (anything heart-shaped)
The best gifts are tied with heartstrings (anything heart- shaped)
May there always be spice in your life! (for apple pie recipe and spice; for hot chocolate/cinnamon mix)
We're suited to a 'T' (for specialty teas)
Nothing can wash away the love we feel! (bath oil, bath salts, soaps)
Thanks for sharing this special day with us
Thank you for sharing in the celebration of our love (or union, etc.)
small picture frames that can double as place cards
Heart-shaped cookie cutters with your favorite sugar cookie recipe
Homemade bell-shaped or heart-shaped cookies decorated with your names and wedding date in hard icing
Wrap each filled favor in colored netting or tulle to match your wedding colors or line white or glitter netting with colored tissue paper before wrapping your favors.
Wrap the favor bag with ribbon or lace and add your note card (hole-punched). Tie into bow and add a sprig of dried or silk flowers and it's ready for your special day!
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