9 Unique Wedding Favors
A simple idea with old-school charm. Buy colorful pencils in bulk and personalize them with favorite song lyrics or phrases that are meaningful to you. Bundle them up in paper bellybands that you can be customized with stickers and hole punches in fun designs.
To buy: Personalized pencils, orientaltrading.com. Heart pencils, orientaltrading.com. Heart punch and letter stickers, michaels.com for stores.
Bird seed, bubbles, even rice had their moments...and now it’s about celebrating with a little bit of light. Hand out favors at the beginning of the party and invite guests to join you in letting sparks fly.
To buy: Heart-shaped sparklers, sparklersincyberspace.com.
For a real yummy treat, send friends and family home with bite-size delights that share a special message. Mix it up with words like YAY, THANKS, or personalize with monograms, initials, or even the wedding date. Dress up plain acetate boxes with patterned paper that coordinates with your wedding colors.
To buy: Letter cookies, onegirlcookies.com. Acetate boxes, theboxdepot.com.
Love may be blind, but if you look close enough you’re sure to see hearts. These unique 3D glasses are designed to see hearts when your eyes hit points of light in the dark.
To buy: Hearts-happy eyes, the3dmarket.com.
If you’re hosting a destination affair, choose a festive (and fashionable) accessory as your takeaway.
To buy: Mahalo floral leis, orientaltrading.com.
Cup or cone? A delicious question that will be worth screaming about (at an appropriate level, of course) as guests are on their way out.
To buy: Paper ice cream cups, shopsweetlulu.com. Blossom strawberry cloud labels, paper-source.com. Bright stripes ice cream spoons, shopsweetlulu.com. "Enjoy" stamp, shopolivemanna.com. Acrylic ice cream holder, shopsweetlulu.com.
Messages in a Bottle
Just when you thought candy couldn’t get any sweeter. Enter personalized hard candy sweets. These old-fashioned goodies can be customized by color, special message, and design. Package in unexpected tubes and top off with a ribbon and tag.
To buy: Papabubble personalized candies, pappabubble.com. Plastic candy containers, shopsweetlulu.com.
Everyone's happy when you've picked a yummy favor that's both salty and sweet. These cashews have a scrumptious butter toffee coating that are sure to be devoured on the ride home. Skip the typical bags and package them in boxes that coordinate with your signature colors.
To buy: Popcorn boxes, shopsweetlulu.com. Butter toffee cashews, thenutbox.com.
All of the fixings (marshmallows, graham crackers, chocolate) for making sure your guests are well-prepared for toasting at home.
To buy: Clear boxes, michaels.com for stores.