Tips for Pairing Wedding Favors with a Wedding Theme

Wedding Planning Tips:  Selecting a Favor

As you plan your wedding, and you come to the final details on your “to-do” list, you’re sure to find wedding favors listed there. Favors are a small gift given by the bride and groom, to their guests, to show appreciation for being a part of their special day. A clever idea is to find some that will fit with the overall theme of your wedding. If you are like most brides, you have spent a lot of time carefully coordinating all of the details to fit with the overall theme of your big day — and your wedding favors can certainly be part of that too.

Perhaps your wedding doesn’t have a specific theme but it does reflect the season in which your event takes place. If you are having a spring or summer wedding, you might like to give your guests a beautiful fan that they can use if they get a little warm during your event. Also, favors that include a floral design, vibrant colors, butterflies, spring and summer treats such as a lemonade packet, and more can be the perfect pairing for your theme. Fall weddings may include favors that echo the warm, coziness of the season and winter weddings may have favors that incorporate glittering snowflakes, cocoa packets, and the icy cool colors of the season.

       Summer/Spring Weddings                             Winter Weddings

For destination or beach weddings, there are all sort of beautiful favors that can be paired with that theme; favors with palm trees, shells, starfish or seahorses are wonderful. You can even give fans, tea or lip balm – all of which your guests will love! Heading to Las Vegas for your nuptials? There are certainly fun favors that can go along with that featuring lucky sevens, dice, playing cards and more.

  Starfish Bookmark                    Candle                       Dice Favor

Whatever favors you decide on, you’ll want to be sure to personalize them. Most brides and grooms put their names and wedding date somewhere on the favor. You can also include a romantic or fun quote, message to personalize them, or simply include a tag that says “Thank You”.

There is truly a favor for anyone and any wedding theme! There are edible favors, candles, coffees and tea. There are also favors that fit in perfectly with Asian, Fairy Tale, Heart, Garden, Vineyard and Beach, themed weddings as well. When you pair your favors with your wedding colors and the overall theme of your wedding, you are giving a lasting reminder of all the fun and romance that took place on your special day.

What is the best favor idea you’ve come across? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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