Reflect Your Personality in Wedding Favors
Let your personality and creativity shine through at your wedding. From do-it-yourself favors to custom CDs to favors homemade by your family, choose wedding favors
that your guests will cherish for a long time to come. View the latest addition to our wedding favor with our Personality Favors from the Kate Aspen Wedding Favor Collections.
Shelli from Los Angeles recalls one scuba-diving couple placed fishbowls with live beta fighting fish on each table. She also loves the custom CD that her friends Marine and Dylan gave out. “I listen to it all the time. It takes me back to France and how much fun that wedding was.”
Denise of Elk Grove, California, also had a friend who created a compilation CD, entitled Only You. “The bride wrote the last song and sang to her husband for the first time at the rehearsal dinner. The case contained pictures of them through the years.”
Providence, Rhode Island bride Robin’s favor all started with the Rhode Island quarter. It featured on the back the Newport Bridge, which was the view from the hotel where the reception took place. She found small, clear, round boxes that, when stacked, resembled a wedding cake. From there she was off: the first box with the quarter represented prosperity. The second box was filled with sea glass, sand and shells, representing happiness. The third was longevity: chocolate turtles handmade by her father. Two "robin’s eggs" (candy-coated Jordan almonds) nestled in the last box, representing fertility.
Sara’s cousin’s wedding took place in Vermont at her family’s apple orchard. “Everything was very county casual and simple. My uncle, a farmer, makes his own maple syrup. He filled little glass maple leaf bottles with his syrup and attached cards inscribed for each guest.”
Sue in San Francisco offers this suggestion. “My husband and I put up a framed sign by the place setting cards: ‘In lieu of favors, Sue and Mike have made a donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.’ Breast cancer runs in my family. It felt great to donate the money, and we got a good reaction from our guests. In turn, my cousin did the same thing this year. I was very proud!"
Denise of Elk Grove, California, was thrilled when her friends gave a donation to Books for Literacy. "The floral centerpieces were on top of a pile of books, along with information about the donation."
Diana loves the ocean, she wanted a wedding on the beach in the Hawaiian island, she hasn't decided which one yet, but you can be certain that she will have some kind of beach wedding favors
to give to her guest.Jennifer Block Martin’s
articles have appeared in Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Publications
. She wrote her own book, What to Do When You’re Dating a Jew: Everything you need to know from matzah balls to marriage. She was recently managing editor of How to Buy and Sell (Just About) Everything and How to Organize (Just About) Everything. She lives with her husband Dave in San Francisco.
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