Once I made the first big decision to get married, that’s when the thousands of little decisions began to pop up as we started planning our wedding. You’ve been there (or maybe you are now). Destination or local? Tons of guests, or a more intimate ceremony? Carnival or barn? Pizza or taco buffet? Okay, maybe not those last few necessarily…but one decision we all make, and often feel strongly about, regards the question of favors!
I’ve been to several weddings where I was happy to take home a sweet keepsake from the couple’s big day. Whether you know exactly what you want to share with your guests, or you need some ideas, the American Bridal website is full of inspiration for delightful and memorable wedding favors to share with your guests on your big day. Here are some of my favorites:
1: I love the idea of using American Bridal’s wine label stickers to add a personalized touch to each table. You’re gonna have the wine, so you might as well make it pretty! 2. I went to a fabulous barbecue wedding at a local park last year and each guest went home with a cute little matchbook like these. They’re a great value for your money, and I’m still using my match favors for the candles in my office! I love remembering that celebration every time I go to light a candle. 3. Keeping with that match theme, I love this matchstick key ring pen. I would love having a cute, hidden ballpoint pen on my keychain, and it’s pretty badass-looking too.
Often overlooked, a cute placecard holder is a really clever and practical option when you’re looking for a beautiful wedding favor that your guests will continue to enjoy. Three of my favorites from American Bridal include these Silver Love Birds, the Birdcage Tea Light/Placeholders (love that you can stick a candle in there!), and the adorable Elephant Card Holders. You know the trunk up means good luck!
7. Sometimes you already have a great favor–some candy, a little tea light, lottery tickets, bottle poppers, whatever–and you just need a cute way to package it. For that, I love these small silver picnic baskets. You can fill them up with anything. 8. One trend that I’ve noticed in eco-friendly weddings are plantable paper products–an invitation, save-the-date, or favor that you can take home and plant in your garden. Seeds within the card will germinate and wildflowers will spring up in your yard. This cherry blossom place card has wildflower seeds embedded in it. 9. Candles are an ever-practical favor, and these small travel tins from American Bridal are well-priced. I also like how neutral the top is, so if you put it on your desk or coffee table it doesn’t scream “I was just at a wedding!!”
American Bridal also stocks supplies for your ceremony and reception, jewelry and accessories, and stationery supplies, so you can lose hours browsing all of their well-priced offerings.
Are you using favors in your wedding? What favors have you received at past weddings that you loved?