Wedding favors should have two important jobs. Delight your guests on the Big Day, and remind your guests of how special that Big Day was. In order to accomplish both of those goals, your wedding favors need to be unique and a great fit for your wedding theme. That’s when your guests are most likely to appreciate your wedding favors and hold on to them as a keepsake. One thing we can all agree on is that wedding favors shouldn’t be boring or uninteresting.
Delight Your Guests with Something Special
Obviously, it’s a really big deal to get married. And it’s a big deal for the people you’ve invited to agree to attend. Your guests are taking extra time to pick out something fancy to wear, to find you a gift, to travel to your event, etc. That’s why hosts give away wedding favors. It’s a fun way to say, “Thank you for the extra effort you put into joining us on our special day.” As you make sure every aspect of your wedding will be wonderful and special, make sure you make good use of your wedding favors too.
Different Ways to Make Your Wedding Favors Stand Out
There are multiple occasions that are ideal for giving wedding favors. The bride and groom will usually choose a few of the topics below for which to give gifts.
Save the Date Announcement
It is common to send a small, customized item with the couple’s name and the wedding date as part of a save the date announcement.
Wedding Shower Favors
Wedding showers aren’t just for the bride and groom to receive gifts. A thank-you gift is also appropriate to the gift-bearing guests.
Engagement Party Favors
There may be a kick-off party for an engagement and to celebrate, the bride and groom can give away something that functions like a save the date announcement.
Bridal Shower Favors
Specifically to celebrate the exciting new life that lies ahead for the bride, this party may include gender-specific gifts for a keepsake and or a save the date announcement.
Bachelor Party Favors and Bachelorette Party Favors
Things may get a little wild, a little crazy. AKA, memories. So why not commemorate this party with a custom keepsake. For this kind of party, it may be appropriate to go with something a little more expensive for much smaller guest list.
Rehearsal Dinner Party Favors
For close friends and family of the bride and groom, this special event is often more intimate than the actual wedding day. It’s a time to make toasts, tell stories and put the spotlight not only on the bride and groom, but on the friends and family who are joining together as a result of the marriage. Make this evening even more memorable by giving custom wedding favors, possibly with a photo of the bride and groom, to celebrate the union of two families.
Bridesmaids Party Favors and Groomsmen Party Favors
Usually it’s just a handful of close friends and family that make up the bridesmaids party and groomsmen party. This is another opportunity to give something nice to serve as a keepsake not only for the wedding itself, but simply to celebrate cherished friendships that will last for years to come. If the gifts are for just the bridesmaids or just the groomsmen, it may be appropriate to make the gifts gender-specific.
Maid of Honor Gift and Best Man Gift
Traditionally, there is one maid of honor and one best man in a wedding. Each are carefully chosen, and held in high regard in the wedding party. They are usually a “best friend” or close family member, and deserve to be appreciated with a quality gift to celebrate their role in the life of the bride and groom.
Wedding Party Favors
It is also common for the bride and groom to give wedding favors to the entire wedding party (the maid of honor, the best man, bridesmaids, groomsmen, ushers, flower girl/child, ring bearer, parents of the bride and groom, officiant, etc). This group of people are the participants in the actual wedding ceremony. This gift is usually not gender-specific and serves as a keepsake for being in the wedding.
Wedding Reception Favors
This is a popular way to give wedding favors. Methods for distributing these gifts may include a wedding favor at each table setting, in a basket (for guests to take one), or handed out at the end of the celebration to guests as they leave.
Wedding Favors that Complement Your Wedding Theme
One way to make your wedding event stand out and be memorable is to use a theme. For example, if the wedding is taking place in Hawaii, there may be a Hawaiian theme for the entire wedding. Other popular wedding themes include rustic, beach, vintage, travel, seasonal, garden, etc.
Whatever your wedding theme, you can find a way to complement it with a well-chosen wedding favor. So, for a Hawaiian-themed wedding on a beach, it may be appropriate to give custom sunscreen. Or maybe it’s custom bug spray for a wedding in the jungles of a Caribbean island. The more unique the theme, the more unique the opportunity for a memorable wedding favor.
Wedding Favor Gift Ideas
We’ve given you a lot of ideas for why, when, and to whom to give wedding favors. Now here’s a list of what you might want to give. These are our top-sellers and most unique wedding favors that can help make your wedding even more memorable. These items are customizable, featuring a custom design created for your event using our commercial printers, and with free assistance from our design team.
We make available to you the same products we sell for the NCAA, NFL, NHL, MLB and other major brands. We have very low minimums, so you can give high-quality custom wedding favors even with a small budget.
Custom Lip Balm and Other Lip Products
Custom Tissue Packs & Custom Tissue Boxes
Custom Nail Files & Nail Clippers
Custom Koozies with Zipper for 12 oz Bottle
Custom Gift Boxes for Special Wedding Gifts
As mentioned above, there are some occasions that call for something nicer than a standard wedding favor. Maid of honor and best man gifts, parents of the bride and groom, bridesmaids and groomsmen are all people whom you may want to recognize with a nice, custom gift. Our custom gift boxes make an excellent keepsake gift that will last for years to come.
CustomWorthyPromo.com offers several different custom gift boxes. A few examples are below. To choose your own items to put in your custom box, simply contact us directly to share your ideas and get a quote for your order.
Custom Gift Box filled with custom printed items you choose.
Women’s Beauty Gift Box featuring your custom design on each item.
Gentlemen’s Shoe Care Gift Box featuring custom printed items.
Wedding Favors and Gifts from a Family Owned Business
At Worthy Promo, we believe in relationships, and the value of family. Few events are more special or important than weddings. That’s why we are pleased to offer the same quality products we provide for the NCAA, NFL, NHL, MLB and other major brands, for wedding favors and gifts. We are based in Eclectic, Alabama, and we see every single order as an opportunity to exceed expectations.
How exciting that you’re planning a wedding! (We figure that’s a safe assumption since you’ve made it to the bottom of this article.) We hope we can help you make it even more memorable with quality, custom wedding favors and gifts, from Worthy Promo.
If you need product suggestions or design assistance for your custom wedding favors, please contact us.