Wedding favours are an intrinsic part of the wedding celebration. Once the ceremony is over, the reception dinner is the place where the newlyweds, family and friends get to celebrate the happy union and there is no better gift that to set out bridal favours for each guest.
Normally, if the reception dinner is a sit down dinner with silver service, the bridal favours will be placed at each place setting so that each person gets a gift. These can come in all shapes and sizes, from sugared almonds to mints and other candy, or a small gift that represents and honours the day.
The style of the packaging can speak volumes and there are also as many sizes and shapes of those as there are gift ideas. You could opt for tiny little tuxedo bags or bridal gown bags to put them in. You could also choose something floral or abstract, depending on the décor and colour choice for your wedding. Some couples even choose tiny little topiary place settings that resemble small trees or plants. You really could decide on anything, depending on your budget.
If you are getting married in a certain location that could be a tourist attraction you might want to opt for a small token from that place, for example the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, Seattle Space Needle or other attraction. Anything topical or personalized is perfect for containing a gift or being the gift.
His and Hers
As the bride and groom, you will probably choose gifts for both the bridesmaids and groomsmen, and you will need to personalize those too. Jewellery is often a commonly chosen gift to show your gratitude for their assistance on your big day and rings or necklaces and bracelets are a good choice. You can also choose to have them engraved if you wish, or just leave them plain.
The Best Man should probably have an individual gift, as should the chief bridesmaid, by way of a special ‘thank you’. These gifts can be anything you wish. For the Best Man, jewellery, a model of a Phantom wedding car, after shave, a wallet, a watch or something personal would work well. For the chief bridesmaid, jewellery, perfume, a handbag, or a specific gift you know they will appreciate is ideal. They should probably be a little more special owing to their service, but you should also try to be as fair across your entire helpers as you can.
Children also play a part in ceremonies and jewellery is a perfect gift for them too. You can also buy them gift certificates or something you know they will appreciate. Putting thought into your personal gifts will give the recipients not only a day to remember, but something to look at in memory of it too.