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Top 5 Wedding Favors and Why
by: Dion Semeniuk

At most weddings, the bride and groom will offer some type of
small memento as a note of appreciation to family and friends,
more commonly known as wedding favors. As you will discover in
this article, the type of favors are widely varied but there are
some that are considered better choices than others. Remember,
wedding favors do not have to be expensive. In fact, this type
of gift can be something homemade. If you want to go all out,
that is certainly fine, but it is also not necessary. The focus
of the wedding favor is to let people know you are grateful for
their assistance with your wedding and/or reception or that you
are just honored they showed up. To help you get started, we
have provided you with the top five wedding favors.


One of the most popular types of wedding favor is food, simply
because most people love to eat. A wonderful option that is
easy and inexpensive to make would be to purchase small black
favor boxes and then line them with white tissue paper. Place
Oreo cookies or dark chocolate covered peanuts inside and then
tie the box off with white and red ribbon. Watch everyone enjoy
the beautiful box but even more, the delicious goodies inside.
This is a very nice choice for both informal and formal weddings.

Flower Plant

The second of the top five wedding favors is a fresh plant or
flower seeds. With this, you can get as creative as you want.
A couple of ideas that work very nice is placing a miniature
plant or cacti in a small terra cotta planter. To make this
more personalized, the women (and men) in the wedding party
could get together for lunch to embellish the pots with ribbon,
craft paint, lace, and so on. You could also choose a simple
glass container, add three different seed packages, and punch a
hole through the upper corner of all three to tie together with
ribbon. These are appreciated because once planted, they are a
constant reminder of your cherished event.

Fragrant Soap

For the third of the top five wedding favors, you might also
consider fragrant soap or votive candles. For soap, this is a
lovely wedding favor to place in hotel rooms of out-of-town
guests. You can purchase all of the supplies at local hobby or
craft stores and then purchase your fragrant of choice such as
lemon grass, watermelon, sandalwood, white ginger, etc. If you
prefer, you can purchase pre-made soap or buy glycerin and molds
to make your own. As an extra romantic touch, look at mold
designs such as wedding bells, hearts, bubble designs.


Now for the fourth of the top five wedding favors, you can never
go wrong with votive candles, enjoyed by both men and women.
This type of wedding favor can again be purchased through a
hobby or craft store or on the Internet. If you prefer, you can
create your own candles, which involves melting wax, adding
color and fragrance, and then pouring into approved glass jars.
Choose several coordinating colors if you like and for the
simple yet elegant glass jars, add decorative touches such as
flowers, ribbon, or trinkets attached with hot glue.


Finally, the last of the five top wedding favors would be pewter
or silver. You will find many wonderful choices such as picture
frames, paperweights, and bottle openers. With this type of
gift, you will probably pay a little more but this is a nice
gift for a more formal wedding, affluent group list, or members
of the bridal party. Remember, you can choose from hundreds of
wedding favors to include miniature bottles of wine, stationary
with last name and wedding date, golf balls and tees for the
sports enthusiasts, and the list goes on and on. Whether you go
with bubbles to be blown as you and your new spouse leave the
church to creative miniature baskets filled with candles, candy
or Jordonís almonds and everything in between, the key is to
choose wedding favors that coordinate with your wedding but that
are also special for your type of guest list.

About the author:
Dion Semeniuk has been married for over 5 years now and has been providing ideas with his wife's help for other peoples weddings. To learn more about other wedding favor ideas, visit

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