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Favors for Every Taste

Personalize Your Wedding!
Jubilee Lau
 

Jubilee Lau from Reminisce is an event coordinator from the San Francisco Peninsula. She discovered most of these favors during her trips to Hong Kong and Japan and will offer them in the future on a special website: www.mijucorp.com

The tradition of wedding favors has been present for centuries, symbolizing the bride and groom’s appreciation for their guests in sharing the special occasion with them. Throughout the years, the wedding favors given have become much fancier and more sophisticated. From simple candies to personalized candles, favors are now one of the most important accessories for the wedding. They often serve multiple purposes and become beautiful keepsakes at guests’ homes for many years.

Today, couples are learning to be creative with all aspects of their weddings. When deciding on favors, they take into consideration their theme, color schemes, and décor. Favors can be the perfect finishing touches, and brides take full advantage of this fact. With a vast selection of favors and packaging options, couples surely will find one that complements their theme! While favors can accentuate the wedding décor, they also can serve practical purposes. Perfectly polished silver golf key rings not only complement a golf themed wedding, but they can be used as napkin holders at the wedding and as key chains for guests in their own personal lives.

Petite frames make elegant place card holders, and guests love bringing them back to their own living rooms. Beautiful glass chopstick or spoon holders can serve as vases for unique floral arrangements or as paper weights. The options are endless!

The modern bride and groom are encouraged to personalize their wedding. They don't want to have the same flowers and chair covers as their siblings or best friends, and they certainly don't want their guests to take home the same favors they received from another wedding! Therefore, couples are striving to be unique and daringly different. Personalizing their wedding as much as possible helps them to achieve this goal.

A couple who loves to travel can name their tables after cities or islands they visited and help their guests remember this personal aspect of their lives by giving away luggage tags as favors.

Beach lovers can have an elegant reception on or near a beach, and remind guests of this special day with seashell incense holders to take home.

Choose cherry blossom holders during spring time

snow flake napkin rings during the winter season

Gone are the days when guests bring home generic candy favors, eat the few pieces of candy inside, and toss the packaging out. Sweets continue to be a popular item, but instead of a few Hershey's Kisses wrapped in tulle, couples are selecting heart shape truffles placed inside a petite bag that doubles as a place card holder. M&M's, personalized with names and wedding date, and dragees so elegantly packaged that guests often use the box as décor to accentuate their own homes.

Another unique idea for nature lovers is a cedar, pine, or spruce seedling from Evergreen Memories in Canada. Guests can plant them in their gardens.

A more expensive solution would be the Memory Globe, which can feature flowers you will have in your floral decoration.
 

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