Planning the favors for your wedding reception can be a very enjoyable experience. The favors you choose can be a great way for the two of you to share your unique personalities with your guests. Today’s trends lean towards a very personalized and unique approach to wedding favors. Instead of a simple cup of pastel mints, couples often choose favors which have a useful purpose. Unusual or personalized favors, especially those which are handmade, are the most popular choices this year for fall weddings. Here are five wedding favor ideas, any one of which would be the perfect addition to your fall wedding reception tables.
Unique “Green” Wedding Favors
Although packets of seeds have long been popular for eco-friendly spring and summer weddings, tulip and daffodil bulbs can be more appropriate for the fall wedding. Fall is the perfect planting time for these flowers, so your wedding guests will be able to take them home and immediately plant them. Come spring, they will have a beautiful floral reminder of your love for each other. Wrap three to five bulbs in tulle, tie with a bow, and bundle your floral favor in small baskets. Or, package your bulbs in a small box and tie with a beautiful bow. Be sure to include planting instructions so that your guests will know what to do with them once they get home. This favor is especially appropriate for outdoor weddings.
Tasty Favor Treats
It’s hard to go wrong with an edible wedding favor. Food-themed favors have been used for decades, and continue to be popular this fall. Put a modern twist on the edible wedding favor by choosing something uniquely autumn, such as an ultra-extravagant caramel apple that you can buy or make, wrapped in cellophane and ribbons that match your wedding colors. Add a tag that provides the recipe, and your guests will think about you every time they make a batch. A beautiful mug with a packet of apple cider mix or cider mulling spices would also be a trendy and fall-appropriate favor. You can dress this favor up or down, making it perfect for formal as well as casual wedding receptions.
Soy Candle Favors
Soy candles are perfect for fall wedding favors. Environmentally friendly, these candles come in delicious fall scents that your guests will simply love. Choose colors that match your wedding colors, or revel in beautiful fall shades such as pumpkin, goldenrod, burgundy, and toasted almond. Woodland and outdoorsy themes for weddings are becoming quite popular, especially for fall, making this the perfect favor choice. Line small natural fiber baskets with colorful fall leaves, then nestle three tea light or votive candles in the center. Add a short poem about “falling” in love for a nice seasonal play on words.
Wedding favors that provide guests with a personalized memento of the happy couple continue to be popular. Options include a framed photo or a personalized audio or photo CD. If your reception includes a bride and groom photo tribute, providing each guest with a copy of the presentation can be a nice reminder of your wedding day. Especially if you’re inviting a lot of relatives to your wedding, your guests are sure to be appreciative of the photos.
“Lucky in Love” Lottery Ticket Favors
Giving lottery tickets as wedding favors is a fun twist on the “Lucky in Love” theme. Your guests will have a lot of fun with this favor, and it’s easy to do. To make a favor, place one lottery ticket inside a pretty glassine envelope. Then, include a brand new “lucky penny,” minted the same year as your wedding date. Perhaps one of your guests will win the jackpot and generously give a portion of their winnings to you as a wedding present! This favors works especially well for fun-loving and casual weddings.