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Favors for guests
Fun, useful and creative wedding party favors for a memorable event
by Silvia Bortolotto
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If you’ve always wanted a truly memorable dream wedding that is the most talked about this season or year, you’ll have to bear two things in mind from the very start. First of all, guests come first. Secondly, it’s the details that make the difference. Always. These days, couples like to show guests their gratitude by offering creative wedding party favors and experiences.
Fun, useful and creative favors are a great way to involve your guests and show them your appreciation. As well as coming in handy, the right wedding favors are sure to surprise and delight your guests, making for great wedding souvenirs and creating memories for years to come. We have rounded up some of the most unique favors and experiences for you below. Now all you need to do is be inspired and think outside the box! Don’t forget your favors and experiences should fit with your wedding theme.
Castanets, maracas, little bells, percussion instruments and mini tambourines make for fun musical favors. Easy to use, they add a quirky touch to any wedding. They’re perfect for young couples and informal celebrations, and are great to draw attention to the newlyweds.
Sunglasses and sun creams are great favor options for destination weddings, whether beachside or countryside. To prevent sunburn, you could hand out sunglasses and offer sun cream at outdoor summer fetes. Other practical favors for a day out in the sun and heat are wide brim straw hats, fabric parasols, handheld fans for women, and elegant panama hats for men.
Winter weddings are the perfect time for friends and family to cozy up with glamorous accessories designed to ward off the winter chill. Practical favors include blankets embroidered with the bride and groom’s wedding logo, soft tartan shawls, hats, gloves, scarves and earmuffs. If you want to splash out, portable mini electric heaters will undoubtedly come in handy.
Favorites include chewing gum and breath mints, cigarettes, cigars and lighters for smokers, condoms for safe and unexpected love encounters, and hangover kits for a pain-free morning after a raucous night. Compeed plasters are great to relieve foot pain and discomfort caused by uncomfortable shoes, while high heel protectors help prevent damage to expensive heels. Alternatively, you could treat your guests and provide them with a pair of espadrilles, velvet slippers or sneakers so they’re ready to hit the dance floor in comfort.
There are scores of fun wedding favors to suit all budgets. Instant cameras such as Polaroids are an all-time favorite. Fun and interactive, they give guests the opportunity to snap unique moments, making memories for years to come. You could also have workstations with makeup kits and flower crowns, with professional artists on hand to touch up ladies’ hair and make-up.