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Winter Weddings: Top 9 Winter Wedding Favors

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Gingerbread Cookies

Treat guests to this quintessential winter indulgence. Package the cookies in cellophane and tie each off with a ribbon that matches your wedding colors. Guests can grab the sweet treat and tuck it in their purse or pocket as they leave.

Chocolates
Everyone loves chocolate, and for that reason, it’s a wedding favor staple. Chocolates in the shape of snowflakes make decidedly elegant (and wintery) favors, perfect for a ball room wedding. Display them in individual boxes at each place setting or on trays near the dessert table.

Mini Ice Wine Bottles
Ice wine, produced from grapes that have been picked while still frozen on the vine, has a taste that’s sure to wow. Give mini ice wine bottles to all your guests as a sweet thank-you and personalize the labels with your names and wedding date.

Hot Chocolate Mix
Packets of hot chocolate mix are perfect for welcome baskets and reception favors alike. Buy them prepackaged decorated with snowflakes or personalized with cute sayings, like “The Perfect Blend,” and don’t forget the marshmallows.

Chestnuts
Give out chestnuts wrapped up in small pouches, or take another approach and look into having your caterer set up a roasting station so that guests can take home the freshly warmed treats at the end of the night.

Soy Candles
Capture the crispness of winter with soy candles in spiced sugar plum, cedar, or orange clove scents to give to your guests. Attach place cards to each or package them in pretty boxes that match your color scheme.

Individual Pecan Pie Tarts
Not to upstage the cake, but individual pecan tarts can leave a lasting impression. Place them on a dessert table in small boxes for the taking, or leave one at each place setting.

Citrus Marmalade
Whether you buy it or make it yourself, citrus marmalade is an in-season favor that looks great in a favor display. Package the sweet spread into mini jars; cover each jar lid with fabric to match your wedding day colors; and tie them off with a thin piece of raffia and a small note thanking your guests for their attendance.

Chocolate-Covered Cranberries
You can’t go wrong with cranberries coated in chocolate. Tie them off in small bags and place one at each setting, or arrange for your coat-check person to hand them to your guests on their way out the door at the end of the evening.

Wedding Favors: Wedding Favor Basics

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The Cost of Favors
Favors can cost as little as $1 per guest and can climb into the $10-$20 per guest range. Depending on your budget and your priorities, you may choose to make your favor, DIY-style, or pay the extra to have someone else create and package them up for you. A couple wedding favor cost tips to keep in mind.
Favors are almost always cheaper when bought in bulk.
If you wish to give more expensive, high-end favors, consider giving one gift per couple by placing the favor between their two dinner plates, and tagging it with the couple’s names.
Consider giving out eatable favors and leaving goodie bags for each guest to package up themselves and take home — saving you the time and energy of tying and packaging it up for them.

Package With Care
You most certainly can judge a favor by its cover. Whether it’s eatable or a small take-home, find a way to package your favor in a pretty way. Visit your neighborhood fabric store to find ribbons that match your wedding day colors, and personalize each gift with a favor label. A few packaging ideas:
Pretty brown boxes tied with colorful ribbon
Clear cellophane bags with custom-made monogram stickers
Tiny galvanized tin pails filled with treats
Slim silver canisters topped with a personalized sticker

Hand it Over
Once you’ve found the perfect favor that reflects you as a couple, and that you know your guests will appreciate, take some time to figure out how you’ll give out your wedding favors. Here, a few ideas to ensure your favors won’t get left behind.
Place your token of appreciation at each place setting on each guest’s napkin.
Set up a table with a framed card that says “Please Take One,” “Be Our Guest,” or simply “Thank You” for when guests exit the reception.
Instruct the waitstaff to pass the favors on silver trays before the meal or in between courses.
Attach favors to the escort cards; this works especially well for small items or for favors that double as escort cards.
Personally hand out favors to guests as they leave the reception. Keep in mind that this is one of the more hands-on ideas, so be sure you are up for the task.
If you’re not up for handing out the favors, but you still want that personal touch, have the coat check attendant, doorman, or even one of your bridal party members do the deed.

Wedding Favors: Top Tips for Fabulous Wedding Favors

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Go Traditional
There’s a reason Jordan Almonds are the quintessential wedding favor: They’re steeped in tradition. Read up on Jordan Almond history here, and decide whether it fits you as a couple. If you do decide to embrace the tradition, make sure you explain the significance to your guests. Consider attaching a little card with a note explaining the almonds’ meaning:
Jordan Almonds for Thee
Five sugared almonds for each guest to eat
To remind us that life is both bitter and sweet.
Five wishes for the new husband and wife —
Health, wealth, happiness, children, and a long life!
Learn more about charitable favors from real couples who pulled them off.

Match Don’t Mix
Whatever your wedding favors may be, pick packaging that matches and coordinates with your wedding colors — and your table decor. Visit a neighborhood fabric store for ribbons to match your wedding-day palette (if you have one, bring along a swatch of your table linens) and personalize each favor with a monogrammed sticker or unique favor label.

Go for Double-duty Favors
Make your favors and your escort cards one in the same. From lollipops to Christmas ornaments, tag your favors with each guest’s name and table number and place them on the escort table. Other escort card, favor pair-ups: apples with tags tied to the stem; luggage tags with table numbers tucked inside; and miniature wine bottles with table number and name labels.

Give One Per Couple
If you wish to give more expensive, high-end favors but need to find a way to skim the fat, give one gift per couple by placing the favor between their two dinner plates, and tagging it with the couple’s names. For your single friends, stick with one gift per person. Great gifts for pairs: domino game sets, potted orchids, and bottles of gourmet olive oil.

Make a Donation
More couples are forgoing fun and foodie favors for charitable donations. Whether it’s a cause that’s close to your heart, such as a cancer research group, or a cause that you support, such as animal shelters, be sure to let each guest know of the donation by placing a note at each place setting or table for guests to read. To find the right organization, do your research. Find out how your chosen charity spends donations — and make sure you receive a receipt for tax purposes. Find out more about many charities to support at ChangingThePresent.org, IDoFoundation.org, or JustGive.org.

Time It Right
If favors aren’t a part of your tabletop decor, pass them out to guests as they are leaving the reception, or have the doorman do so for you. Another way to make sure guests take home your wedding favor is to place each one in a small decorative bag filled with pretty tissue paper and have a waiter hand one to each guest as they exit. In cold weather, the coatroom attendant may hand them a bag with their coats.

Try DIY Favors
Perfect for the budget-pressed couple, and the crafty ones alike, consider making your favors. A few ideas: homemade jam in jars packaged with fabric and tied off with raffia; make homemade fudge and cut it up into bite-sized pieces; or give out sugar cookies, iced with your monogram. Keep in mind that DIY projects take time and energy to carry through. So if you decide to go for this option, get your closest friends and family on board with you to help — and have fun with it!

Wedding Favors: Real Couples’ Wedding Favor Donation Stories

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We love wedding favors like chocolates or scented candles as much as the next person, but let’s face it, making a charitable donation instead can be even more gracious and meaningful. On a day in which you will be showered with so much love, attention, and gifts, it will do your hearts good to give a little back. Your guests will most certainly be impressed with such a show of good taste and a plus: the cash you put forth may be tax-deductible. We found four couples willing to walk us through their philanthropic efforts and are happy to report that the process is pretty painless. Here are their stories.

Couple 1: Beth & Alan
The Cause: Help the environment.
The Gesture: Beth and Alan planted trees in the name of each guest who attended their wedding. They made arrangements through the National Arbor Day Foundation, which plants trees in national forests that have been destroyed by fire, insects, or disease. The foundation also has a rainforest protection program. “We wanted to give something more meaningful and lasting than candy, matches, or wine,” explains Beth. “We knew we wanted to do a charitable favor, but didn’t want to just donate money. With the trees, each person knows there is a tree out there that has been planted just for them, which makes it very special and personal.”
The Cost: $1 per guest
The Details: “I did it all online in about 10 minutes!” exclaims Beth. Weeks before the wedding, she logged on to the National Arbor Day Foundation’s website at ArborDay.com, visited the donate-a-tree section, and paid with a credit card.
The Presentation: For each place setting, Beth and Alan designed small white cards that included an image of a tree and included text that described the charitable donation. They also printed the following quote by Enos A. Mills: “Enter the forest and the boundaries of nations are forgotten. It may be that some time an immortal pine will be the flag of a united and peaceful world.”
Make It Yours: Copy Beth and Alan, or choose a similar charity such as Save the Elephants (SaveTheElephants.com); the Sierra Club (SierraClub.org); or Greenpeace (GreenpeaceUSA.org). Or make a donation toward the preservation of a local natural wonder or green space in your area.

Couple 2: Jen & Bobby
The Cause: Give back to victims of crime and disaster.
The Gesture: New Yorkers Jen and Bobby decided to donate a portion of the money they received as wedding gifts to the Twin Towers Fund, in light of September 11. “We wish we could have done more,” says Jen. “We knew people at the World Trade Center and thought this was the best way to support the victims’ families.”
The Cost: 10% of the sum total of their cash wedding gifts
The Details: After the wedding, Jen and Bobby simply logged on to TwinTowersFund.com and paid with a credit card.
The Presentation: The couple ordered white folded table cards adorned with a blue border, American flags, and blue text from the Chelsea Paper Company (ChelseaPaper.com). The couple placed two cards at each table for guests to read. Each card said: “To remember this evening together, we are making a donation to the Twin Towers Fund. We know that your hearts are also with those who lost so much in the events of September 11. We are so grateful to be together with all of our families and friends on our most joyous day. With love and thanks, Jen and Bobby.”
Make It Yours: Choose a similar charity such as the American Red Cross (RedCross.org); The Salvation Army (SalvationArmy.org); the UFA Widows and Children’s Fund (UFALocal94.org); or the New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund, (202) 737-8484.

Couple 3: Lynn & Fred
The Cause: Donate to cancer research.
The Gesture: Lynn and Fred donated money to the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, from which Fred’s father was receiving care. “At the time, he was battling his second round of lymphoma,” says Lynn. “The Cancer Institute of New Jersey treated him fabulously and they helped him get healthy.”
The Cost: $3,000
The Details: To make arrangements, Lynn first contacted the Development Office at (732) 235-7076. “They’d never done anything like this, so we had to explain our idea and get it approved,” says Lynn. She and Fred were then asked to submit their donation, along with a letter.
The Presentation: Scrolls made of “plantable paper” (flower seeds and petals are embedded in the paper — wildflowers bloom after you plant it) and tied with ribbon rested at every place setting. The Cancer Institute of New Jersey had to approve the text printed on the scrolls, a personal note from the bride and groom explaining to guests that a donation had been made in their names. The scrolls also included the institute’s logo. “This is imperative,” explains Lynn. “You need it to substantiate and legalize your donation.”
Make It Yours: Do like Lynn and Fred, and make a donation to a cancer center in your state. Or donate to a similar cancer-oriented organization such as The American Cancer Society (Cancer.org); Search for the Cure (Komen.org); or the Make-a-Wish Foundation (Wish.org).
Couple 4: Tracie & Curt
The Cause: Feed the hungry and the poor.
The Gesture: Tracie and Curt donated a flock of chicks for every guest attending (50 flocks in all), through the Heifer Project International, an organization dedicated to offering hungry families around the world a way to feed themselves and become self-reliant. “Our guests have enough things to tote around, and this seemed like a natural thing for us to do,” says Tracie. “It made us feel good, and I think it made our guests feel good.”
The Cost: Around $1,000
The Details: Tracie was able to coordinate payment for the chicks online at Heifer.org. Other donors to the organization may choose to give trees, bees, or make a general donation; each option provides a valuable contribution to the welfare of a family or community suffering from poverty and malnutrition.
The Presentation: Each place setting featured a card created by You’re Invited (YoureInvited.net) wrought in vibrant colors to match the “Cinco de Mayo” theme of Tracie and Curt’s wedding. The cards included the following text: “A gift of love has been given in your name…May this flock of chicks bring you joy as it brings hope and nourishment to a family in need.” Tracie and Curt also made sure to include verbiage from The Heifer Project International’s website, to explain the organization’s mission and function.
Make It Yours: Donate to Heifer.org like Tracie and Curt, or choose a similar charity such as UNICEF (Unicef.org); Meals on Wheels (ProjectMeal.org); or CARE (Care.org).

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Winter Weddings: Top 9 Winter Wedding Favors

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Gingerbread Cookies

Treat guests to this quintessential winter indulgence. Package the cookies in cellophane and tie each off with a ribbon that matches your wedding colors. Guests can grab the sweet treat and tuck it in their purse or pocket as they leave.

Chocolates
Everyone loves chocolate, and for that reason, it’s a wedding favor staple. Chocolates in the shape of snowflakes make decidedly elegant (and wintery) favors, perfect for a ball room wedding. Display them in individual boxes at each place setting or on trays near the dessert table.

Mini Ice Wine Bottles
Ice wine, produced from grapes that have been picked while still frozen on the vine, has a taste that’s sure to wow. Give mini ice wine bottles to all your guests as a sweet thank-you and personalize the labels with your names and wedding date.

Hot Chocolate Mix
Packets of hot chocolate mix are perfect for welcome baskets and reception favors alike. Buy them prepackaged decorated with snowflakes or personalized with cute sayings, like “The Perfect Blend,” and don’t forget the marshmallows.

Chestnuts
Give out chestnuts wrapped up in small pouches, or take another approach and look into having your caterer set up a roasting station so that guests can take home the freshly warmed treats at the end of the night.

Soy Candles
Capture the crispness of winter with soy candles in spiced sugar plum, cedar, or orange clove scents to give to your guests. Attach place cards to each or package them in pretty boxes that match your color scheme.

Individual Pecan Pie Tarts
Not to upstage the cake, but individual pecan tarts can leave a lasting impression. Place them on a dessert table in small boxes for the taking, or leave one at each place setting.

Citrus Marmalade
Whether you buy it or make it yourself, citrus marmalade is an in-season favor that looks great in a favor display. Package the sweet spread into mini jars; cover each jar lid with fabric to match your wedding day colors; and tie them off with a thin piece of raffia and a small note thanking your guests for their attendance.

Chocolate-Covered Cranberries
You can’t go wrong with cranberries coated in chocolate. Tie them off in small bags and place one at each setting, or arrange for your coat-check person to hand them to your guests on their way out the door at the end of the evening.

Wedding Favors: Wedding Favor Basics

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The Cost of Favors
Favors can cost as little as $1 per guest and can climb into the $10-$20 per guest range. Depending on your budget and your priorities, you may choose to make your favor, DIY-style, or pay the extra to have someone else create and package them up for you. A couple wedding favor cost tips to keep in mind.
Favors are almost always cheaper when bought in bulk.
If you wish to give more expensive, high-end favors, consider giving one gift per couple by placing the favor between their two dinner plates, and tagging it with the couple’s names.
Consider giving out eatable favors and leaving goodie bags for each guest to package up themselves and take home — saving you the time and energy of tying and packaging it up for them.

Package With Care
You most certainly can judge a favor by its cover. Whether it’s eatable or a small take-home, find a way to package your favor in a pretty way. Visit your neighborhood fabric store to find ribbons that match your wedding day colors, and personalize each gift with a favor label. A few packaging ideas:
Pretty brown boxes tied with colorful ribbon
Clear cellophane bags with custom-made monogram stickers
Tiny galvanized tin pails filled with treats
Slim silver canisters topped with a personalized sticker

Hand it Over
Once you’ve found the perfect favor that reflects you as a couple, and that you know your guests will appreciate, take some time to figure out how you’ll give out your wedding favors. Here, a few ideas to ensure your favors won’t get left behind.
Place your token of appreciation at each place setting on each guest’s napkin.
Set up a table with a framed card that says “Please Take One,” “Be Our Guest,” or simply “Thank You” for when guests exit the reception.
Instruct the waitstaff to pass the favors on silver trays before the meal or in between courses.
Attach favors to the escort cards; this works especially well for small items or for favors that double as escort cards.
Personally hand out favors to guests as they leave the reception. Keep in mind that this is one of the more hands-on ideas, so be sure you are up for the task.
If you’re not up for handing out the favors, but you still want that personal touch, have the coat check attendant, doorman, or even one of your bridal party members do the deed.

Wedding Favors: Top Tips for Fabulous Wedding Favors

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Go Traditional
There’s a reason Jordan Almonds are the quintessential wedding favor: They’re steeped in tradition. Read up on Jordan Almond history here, and decide whether it fits you as a couple. If you do decide to embrace the tradition, make sure you explain the significance to your guests. Consider attaching a little card with a note explaining the almonds’ meaning:
Jordan Almonds for Thee
Five sugared almonds for each guest to eat
To remind us that life is both bitter and sweet.
Five wishes for the new husband and wife —
Health, wealth, happiness, children, and a long life!
Learn more about charitable favors from real couples who pulled them off.

Match Don’t Mix
Whatever your wedding favors may be, pick packaging that matches and coordinates with your wedding colors — and your table decor. Visit a neighborhood fabric store for ribbons to match your wedding-day palette (if you have one, bring along a swatch of your table linens) and personalize each favor with a monogrammed sticker or unique favor label.

Go for Double-duty Favors
Make your favors and your escort cards one in the same. From lollipops to Christmas ornaments, tag your favors with each guest’s name and table number and place them on the escort table. Other escort card, favor pair-ups: apples with tags tied to the stem; luggage tags with table numbers tucked inside; and miniature wine bottles with table number and name labels.

Give One Per Couple
If you wish to give more expensive, high-end favors but need to find a way to skim the fat, give one gift per couple by placing the favor between their two dinner plates, and tagging it with the couple’s names. For your single friends, stick with one gift per person. Great gifts for pairs: domino game sets, potted orchids, and bottles of gourmet olive oil.

Make a Donation
More couples are forgoing fun and foodie favors for charitable donations. Whether it’s a cause that’s close to your heart, such as a cancer research group, or a cause that you support, such as animal shelters, be sure to let each guest know of the donation by placing a note at each place setting or table for guests to read. To find the right organization, do your research. Find out how your chosen charity spends donations — and make sure you receive a receipt for tax purposes. Find out more about many charities to support at ChangingThePresent.org, IDoFoundation.org, or JustGive.org.

Time It Right
If favors aren’t a part of your tabletop decor, pass them out to guests as they are leaving the reception, or have the doorman do so for you. Another way to make sure guests take home your wedding favor is to place each one in a small decorative bag filled with pretty tissue paper and have a waiter hand one to each guest as they exit. In cold weather, the coatroom attendant may hand them a bag with their coats.

Try DIY Favors
Perfect for the budget-pressed couple, and the crafty ones alike, consider making your favors. A few ideas: homemade jam in jars packaged with fabric and tied off with raffia; make homemade fudge and cut it up into bite-sized pieces; or give out sugar cookies, iced with your monogram. Keep in mind that DIY projects take time and energy to carry through. So if you decide to go for this option, get your closest friends and family on board with you to help — and have fun with it!

 

Wedding Favors: Real Couples’ Wedding Favor Donation Stories

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We love wedding favors like chocolates or scented candles as much as the next person, but let’s face it, making a charitable donation instead can be even more gracious and meaningful. On a day in which you will be showered with so much love, attention, and gifts, it will do your hearts good to give a little back. Your guests will most certainly be impressed with such a show of good taste and a plus: the cash you put forth may be tax-deductible. We found four couples willing to walk us through their philanthropic efforts and are happy to report that the process is pretty painless. Here are their stories.

Couple 1: Beth & Alan
The Cause: Help the environment.
The Gesture: Beth and Alan planted trees in the name of each guest who attended their wedding. They made arrangements through the National Arbor Day Foundation, which plants trees in national forests that have been destroyed by fire, insects, or disease. The foundation also has a rainforest protection program. “We wanted to give something more meaningful and lasting than candy, matches, or wine,” explains Beth. “We knew we wanted to do a charitable favor, but didn’t want to just donate money. With the trees, each person knows there is a tree out there that has been planted just for them, which makes it very special and personal.”
The Cost: $1 per guest
The Details: “I did it all online in about 10 minutes!” exclaims Beth. Weeks before the wedding, she logged on to the National Arbor Day Foundation’s website at ArborDay.com, visited the donate-a-tree section, and paid with a credit card.
The Presentation: For each place setting, Beth and Alan designed small white cards that included an image of a tree and included text that described the charitable donation. They also printed the following quote by Enos A. Mills: “Enter the forest and the boundaries of nations are forgotten. It may be that some time an immortal pine will be the flag of a united and peaceful world.”
Make It Yours: Copy Beth and Alan, or choose a similar charity such as Save the Elephants (SaveTheElephants.com); the Sierra Club (SierraClub.org); or Greenpeace (GreenpeaceUSA.org). Or make a donation toward the preservation of a local natural wonder or green space in your area.

Couple 2: Jen & Bobby
The Cause: Give back to victims of crime and disaster.
The Gesture: New Yorkers Jen and Bobby decided to donate a portion of the money they received as wedding gifts to the Twin Towers Fund, in light of September 11. “We wish we could have done more,” says Jen. “We knew people at the World Trade Center and thought this was the best way to support the victims’ families.”
The Cost: 10% of the sum total of their cash wedding gifts
The Details: After the wedding, Jen and Bobby simply logged on to TwinTowersFund.com and paid with a credit card.
The Presentation: The couple ordered white folded table cards adorned with a blue border, American flags, and blue text from the Chelsea Paper Company (ChelseaPaper.com). The couple placed two cards at each table for guests to read. Each card said: “To remember this evening together, we are making a donation to the Twin Towers Fund. We know that your hearts are also with those who lost so much in the events of September 11. We are so grateful to be together with all of our families and friends on our most joyous day. With love and thanks, Jen and Bobby.”
Make It Yours: Choose a similar charity such as the American Red Cross (RedCross.org); The Salvation Army (SalvationArmy.org); the UFA Widows and Children’s Fund (UFALocal94.org); or the New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund, (202) 737-8484.

Couple 3: Lynn & Fred
The Cause: Donate to cancer research.
The Gesture: Lynn and Fred donated money to the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, from which Fred’s father was receiving care. “At the time, he was battling his second round of lymphoma,” says Lynn. “The Cancer Institute of New Jersey treated him fabulously and they helped him get healthy.”
The Cost: $3,000
The Details: To make arrangements, Lynn first contacted the Development Office at (732) 235-7076. “They’d never done anything like this, so we had to explain our idea and get it approved,” says Lynn. She and Fred were then asked to submit their donation, along with a letter.
The Presentation: Scrolls made of “plantable paper” (flower seeds and petals are embedded in the paper — wildflowers bloom after you plant it) and tied with ribbon rested at every place setting. The Cancer Institute of New Jersey had to approve the text printed on the scrolls, a personal note from the bride and groom explaining to guests that a donation had been made in their names. The scrolls also included the institute’s logo. “This is imperative,” explains Lynn. “You need it to substantiate and legalize your donation.”
Make It Yours: Do like Lynn and Fred, and make a donation to a cancer center in your state. Or donate to a similar cancer-oriented organization such as The American Cancer Society (Cancer.org); Search for the Cure (Komen.org); or the Make-a-Wish Foundation (Wish.org).

Couple 4: Tracie & Curt
The Cause: Feed the hungry and the poor.
The Gesture: Tracie and Curt donated a flock of chicks for every guest attending (50 flocks in all), through the Heifer Project International, an organization dedicated to offering hungry families around the world a way to feed themselves and become self-reliant. “Our guests have enough things to tote around, and this seemed like a natural thing for us to do,” says Tracie. “It made us feel good, and I think it made our guests feel good.”
The Cost: Around $1,000
The Details: Tracie was able to coordinate payment for the chicks online at Heifer.org. Other donors to the organization may choose to give trees, bees, or make a general donation; each option provides a valuable contribution to the welfare of a family or community suffering from poverty and malnutrition.
The Presentation: Each place setting featured a card created by You’re Invited (YoureInvited.net) wrought in vibrant colors to match the “Cinco de Mayo” theme of Tracie and Curt’s wedding. The cards included the following text: “A gift of love has been given in your name…May this flock of chicks bring you joy as it brings hope and nourishment to a family in need.” Tracie and Curt also made sure to include verbiage from The Heifer Project International’s website, to explain the organization’s mission and function.
Make It Yours: Donate to Heifer.org like Tracie and Curt, or choose a similar charity such as UNICEF (Unicef.org); Meals on Wheels (ProjectMeal.org); or CARE (Care.org).

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Wedding Favors: Pretty Floral Wedding Favor Ideas

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Potted Herbs
Fill tiny terra-cotta pots with lavender or another favorite herb. Secure nametags and table names to the pots and the favors can double as escort cards.

Bulbs
Give perennial flower bulbs that can be planted in a garden or in a pot resting on a windowsill. Package bulbs in boxes and tie them off with a ribbon in your wedding day colors.

Fresh Leis
For a beachside wedding, fresh flower leis are beautiful and festive. Give one out to each guest as they arrive to the reception to liven the mood and start the celebration.

Seed Packets
Fill a basket with individual seed packets, like forget-me-nots or your favorite bloom. On the outside, attach a thank-you note, your wedding vows, or the lyrics to your first dance.

Meaningful Blooms
Fill mint julep containers with the flowers that symbolize your love. Attach a small card explaining its meaning (for example, Red Tulips = Declaration of Love). Bonus: mint julep cups look great on tables as extra decor for the reception.

Pressed Flowers
Bibliophilic couples, consider giving out bookmarks pressed with wildflowers — they’re not only pretty, they also make for an easy do-it-yourself project.

Floral Infused
Give guests colorful clusters of miniature flower petal-infused soaps wrapped in tissue paper and placed in a box to match your primary wedding colors.

Wedding Favors: Planning Your Wedding Favors

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How will friends and family remember your wedding over all others? With a favor that really means something and that makes sense for your wedding. With everything else going on, it can be hard to get the bandwidth to think outside the often-done truffle box. But indulge us, because we know that making unforgettable favors is just a few simple steps away.

Step 1: Do Your Homework
Start your search for the perfect wedding favor by flipping through your favorite magazines, browsing websites, and stopping off at specialty shops like chocolatiers, gift stores, and stationery boutiques. Gather ideas on innovative packaging, sample flavors, and find trinkets that catch your eye. Take time to go through your own wedding binder and get in sync with your overall wedding ideas. Then, make a list of 20 or so different ideas that might work for your wedding and why; as you continue with this tutorial, you’ll learn how to whittle down that list until there is one favor standing.

A few ideas to get you started:
Place lemon drops in tiny tin containers for a yellow-infused wedding.
Give out decks of cards because he proposed in Vegas.
Send guests off with miniature cookbooks filled with your favorite recipes to show off your love of cooking.

Step 2: Personalize Your Favors
Give your favors a stamp of approval by branding them in some way. The constants: your names and wedding date. Your medium can range from rubber stamps to elegant calligraphy. We love shortbread cookies frosted with your couple monogram; or printed pictures (think black-and-white photo booth-style shots) on collectibles such as retro-style fridge magnets. Also consider designing your own monogram. This doesn’t have to be the customary ‘her first initial — your new last initial — his first initial.’ Think of it more like a familial seal, only one that hasn’t been around for centuries.

A few ways to personalize:
If you’re a whiz with Photoshop, design your own labels and tags at home.
Check out adorable gift tags and personalized ribbons at The Knot Shop.
Buy uncut sticker sheets at an art supply store, print out your favor labels on the sheets, and cut into your desired shapes.

Step 3: Decide on Packaging
Even a great favor can fall short if not wrapped properly. From simple brown boxes and clear cellophane bags to tiny tin pails and slim silver canisters, your favor packaging can, and should, make as much of an impact as what’s inside them. One note: Make sure your favors aren’t so matchy-match that they get lost and blend into the decor. Choose packaging that coordinates — not perfectly matches — with the linens and flowers. And play with texture too. Rather than setting your favors in flat corrugated boxes, go for fabric-covered boxes in various shades.

A few ways to package:
Find pretty handmade paper and colorful raffia for handmade soaps and candles.
Use tin canisters and wrap colorful thin ribbons around each container.
Peruse packaging options at The Knot Shop — from gift box labels to wine bottle labels.

Step 4: Present Your Favors Right
Once you’ve found the perfect favor, and packaged and personalized each one with pretty papers and bows, you’ll want to be sure each guest gets her hands on one, right? Giving out wedding favors has come a long way from simply placing them on a table near the exit — though that’s still a great option.

A few ways to present your favors:
Group favors en masse and allow guests to help themselves — try stocking old-school milk cartons with mini bottles of wine.
Ask waiters to pass around bite-size cupcakes or homemade mini fruit tarts — and mini bakery boxes — on fancy silver trays.
Your favors could perform double duty as table numbers, escort cards, or just cute table decorations.
Slip slim favors, such as chopsticks, into a silk napkin at each place setting.
Personally hand out each and every favor to each and every guest as everyone leaves the reception, or do so at the postwedding brunch. It’s the best way to guarantee that you’ll say good-bye and thanks to everyone.